Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ribbon Pakoda Recipe - Oatu / Ola Pakoda Recipe

Ribbon Pakoda
Ribbon Pakoda also called as Nada Thenkuzhal is one of my fav snacks. As kids we used to call it oatu pakoda as it sounds catchy :) When I thought of making diwali savoury snacks to post here the first 2 items I listed down were omapodi and ribbon pakoda, as last year there were many friends and readers requesting for both.
Ribbon Pakoda Recipe
I wanted to try grinding the raw rice method but somehow took the shortcut this time but still this tasted equally good. The spicyness and the sesame garlic flavour is the best in this recipe so dont miss it. I will sure try that method too and make a post atleast by next diwali haha :) As for now enjoy the visual treat till I am back with another diwali special :)
Ola Pakoda Recipe

Ribbon Pakoda Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes : 1.5 cups
Recipe Category: Snack| Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

For the marinade:

Rice Flour(Idiyappam flour) - 1 cup
Besan Flour (Kadalaimaavu)- 1/2 cup
Split gram dal (Pottukadalai) - 3 tbsp
Butter - 1.5 tbsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 3/4 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry


  1. Grind gram dal to a fine powder, sieve it once. In a mixing bowl - add rice flour, besan flour, gram dal powder, sesame seeds, butter, red chillies, garlic paste and required salt.
    How to make ribbon pakoda - Step1
  2. Add water little by little to form a soft stiff dough. Grease the press with oil then fill it up with the batter till 3/4th and keep it ready.Meanwhile heat oil.
    How to make ribbon pakoda - Step2
  3. Press the dough starting from the edge to the center in a circular motion in the preheated. Do not add more layers to ensure even cooking.Turn over to other side when the bubbles ceases and cook again till bubbles ceases(shh sound reduces). Drain it tissue paper, cool down completely and then store it in an airtight container.Repeat the same for the prepared remaining dough too.
    How to make ribbon pakoda - Step3
You can keep this for a week and enjoy this as a tea time snack!
Ola Pakoda

My Notes:

  • If you like pepper you can add 1/4 tsp freshly ground but make sure its fine enough to get through the press.
  • Also grind garlic to a very fine paste. You can even grind redchillies with garlic and skip red chilli powder.
Ribbon Pakoda Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Looks so very tempting..Must try your propn sometime..We make from equal qty besan & rice flour..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. i am sure the line up is going to be awesome this year :) love the sesame in this, especially.

  3. crunchy and delicious!!
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  4. so crunchy and tempting

  5. Romba supera irruku, i never tried adding garlic

  6. Looks delicious. love this version :)

  7. Crunchy munchy pakodas looks fabulous.

  8. One of my favorites.. by the way, love the cup in the picture

  9. It is not tea time yet but your pictures and recipe made me crave for some tea and pakoda's :)

  10. I want some now with tea..its raining continuously and these pakodas will go be perfect to eat now!

  11. wow flavorful ola pakoda,will ur version this time...

  12. Looks very tempting, like the cute presentation.

  13. Thanks for ur receipe i just finished preparing this and it tastes awesome.. I did Om podi also it was awesome too...Thanks a lot... :) First time preparing some snacks for deepavalli... :)

  14. Made it today and it turned out awesome...thanks for the recipe

  15. Mouth watering pakoda. i did it sharmi it came well.thank hubby appreciated it.

  16. Great recipe Sharmi as usual.. I made it today for diwali. It came well. Thank you for sharing.

  17. can I use amul butter for the butter

  18. Hi Sharmi,

    Thanks for the recipe.

    I used the below ingredients as per your recipe.

    Rice Flour(Idiyappam flour) - 1 cup - Boiled Rice
    Besan Flour (Kadalaimaavu)- 1/2 cup
    Split gram dal (Pottukadalai) - 3 tbsp

    However, the Ribbon Pakoda was very thin and has taken a lot of oil.

    Can you let me know the reason or how to fix it ?


  19. Hi Sharmi,
    I made this for deepavalli and it came out so good. thank you very much. Also where did you get tose coffee mugs from?
    thank you.

    1. Thank you! I got it in a near by supermarket


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