Ribbon pakoda recipe – Indian vegetarian food – Easy to make deepavali/diwali recipes

Ribbon pakoda is a very popular and easy snack which is made during Diwali. It is a South Indian crispy savory snack which is very simple to make but very tasty. Ribbon pakoda is prepared with gram flour, besan and chilli powder. It can also be had as tea time or any time snack. This is also called as nada murukku or ola pakoda.


  • Besan/gram flour - 2 cups
  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Butter or ghee - 3 tablespoons
  • White sesame seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil to deep fry


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE RIBBON PAKODA RECIPE In a bowl, add gram flour, rice flour, asafoetida, red chilli powder, sesame seeds, butter and salt and mix well. IMG_1929

Step 2

Add little water and make a soft dough similar to chapati dough. Keep it aside. IMG_1931

Step 3

Put the dough into the mould press having 4 lines and close with the lid. IMG_1932

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a heavy bottomed kadai. Once the oil becomes hot enough, gently press the mould into a circular motion directly into the oil. Deep fry on both the sides till light golden brown in colour.

Step 5

Remove them in an absorbent paper to remove the excess oil. Once it comes to room temperature, store ribbon pakodas in an airtight container.

Step 6

NOTES: Instead of ghee or butter, you can also use oil at the time of making the dough. To check if the oil is hot enough for deep frying, just drop a small piece of dough into the oil. If the dough rises to the top immediately, it means oil is ready for frying.

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