Monday, December 22, 2008

Ribbon Pakoda/Ola Pakoda

Ribbon pakoda also known as Ola pakoda (Chennai) or Ottu Pakoda (Coimbatore) is my favourite snack!!!. During my annual holiday, i will go to my periyamma's(mother's sister) house in chennai... In the evening my periyappa will take me to the market. I was fascinated by different shops, toys, sweets ..etc and used to ask him loads of question...There is a Sweet & Savoury shop in the market, where he used to buy Ola pakoda. I think they make the best ola pakoda!!!. I don't remember the name of the shop but the taste is cherished in my memories!!.I miss those golden days...
Coming back...As this is festive season and new year around the corner.. I wanted to make ribbon pakoda at home.. Luckily I had all the ingredients and murruku Press ( u can see images from google).


1 cup rice flour
1/4 cup Besan i.e chickpea flour
1/4 tsp butter (unsalted preferred)
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1-2 tsp chilli powder (or more)
salt to taste
oil for deep frying


Mix all the ingredients to make dough.. Sprinkle water to make soft dough. I have added ghee to soften the texture of the pakoda.

Heat oil for deep frying.. Put the dough into murruku press and squeeze into hot oil making large circles... Fry till golden brown. The pakoda will float in oil once its fully done. Thats the correct stage to take out from oil. Place in Tissue paper to absorb any excess oil. After it reaches room temperature, store it in a air-tight container.

Note: The size of the pakoda depends upon on the murruku press.

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wow1!looks yum and thanks for participating in the event !
do visit my blog when u find time!
Wish u too a happy new year!


I love this...and I still dint experiment making it myself....shall do it now...wonderful blog here :D


Thanks Sahaja!!!

Do try it... Lemme know how it turned out :)!!!

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