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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!
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Ribbon Pakoda Recipe

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