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Ribbon pakoda recipe

Ribbon pakoda recipe a simple and cripsy south indian snack made for Diwali,many other occassions.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Author Sharmilee J


  • 1 cup rice flour idiyappam flour
  • 1/4 cup besan Flour Kadalaimaavu- 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup fried gram dal flour
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • a pinch hing
  • salt to taste
  • oil to deep fry


  • To a sieve add rice flour,gram flour.Grind fried gram dal to a fine powder and add it too.
  • Sieve it well.Discard the remains.Mix it well once then add sesame seeds, butter, red chilli powder, required salt and hing.Mix this well first.
  • Add water little by little make a soft dough like this.Now make cylindrical logs and keep it ready.
  • Fix ribbon murukku plate into the press.Grease the press with oil then fill it up with the batter till 3/4th and keep it ready.Press to check and see.Meanwhile heat oil.Press the dough starting from the edge to the center in a circular motion in the preheated oil. 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). Repeat to finish the dough.
  • Drain it in tissue paper, cool down completely and then seperate and store it in an airtight container.


  • If you like pepper you can add 1/4 tsp freshly ground but make sure its fine enough to get through the press.
  • You can also add garlic paste say 1 tsp.
  • I used white sesame seeds, you can use black sesame seeds too.