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