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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Ribbon Pakoda - Ola Pakoda

Diwali is almost over but I did want to post this snack recipe for diwali. This is a very easy and wonderful snack for a festival day or even a week day. My mom used to make this pakoda for diwali when we were kids. We use love this and Its still one of my favorite savory snack dishes. This dish uses chili powder, rice flour, gram flour and roasted gram dal (pottukadalai).

Preparation time: 10 min.
Cooking time: 20 min.
Yields: 7-8 rounds.


  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 1/2 cup Gram flour
  • 1/2 cup Roasted gram flour(pottukadalai)
  • 1 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • pinch of hing
  • 1/4 tbsp salt(as required)


  • Grind the roasted gram (Pottukadalai) and seive the flour.

  • Seive the rice flour and gram flour thoroughly.
  • Mix the rice flour, roasted gram flour, gram flour , chili powder, hing  and salt required.

  • Add required amount of water and mix them well to form a dough(not too thick or too loose)

  • Get the dough into a ribbon pakoda press and add deep fry it in hot oil
  • Turn it after a minute. When it is brown remove it from the hot oil.

  • Share ribbon pakoda with your friends and family.


  • Seive the flour well it will prevent lumps getting formed.
  • Do not over cook the Ribbon Pakoda.
  • You can add the garlic water instead of regular water for a garlicky twist.
Check chettinad murukku here

Linking it to
 Gayathris event and sahasra page


  1. I have been missing the pottukadalai part in ribbon pakoda.This looks really crispy.
    Sathya, saw ur previous comment.Really blogging has brought me so many friends I am so glad to have found u sis.

    1. I still remember your litchi payasam click really really awesome.Really am very very happy these days.Got a whole bunch of friends around .I am same happy as u sis .

  2. I always prefer savory snacks compared to the sweet ones. The chili powder and hing are the stars and love the crispy and perfectly fried pakoda.

    1. Yeah chili powder is the real star of the dish.

  3. So yum and delicious :) :) Loved it :)

  4. love to have this ribbon pakoda with hot cup of tea...looks so crispy..

  5. Looks too good and yummy.. It's raining outside now and I'm craving for some of these ribbon pakoda's to go with tea.. Do visit my blog..

  6. Yummy snack. Thanks for linking to my event.

  7. such a delicious savory!! we make this for Diwali!!! looks awesome!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...


  8. Thanks nilu,sahasra,soumya.Happy diwali thelady8home


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