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ribbon pakoda recipe
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Ribbon pakoda recipe

Ribbon pakoda recipe, full video, step by step photos recipe. A traditional snack prepared for Deepavali, gives so much volume, perfect for gifting.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup Rice flour or idiyappam flour
  • 1 cup Gram flour/Kadala maavu
  • ¾ teaspoon Pepper powder coarse
  • 1 tablespoon Butter melted or soft
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Asafoetida powder
  • Salt & water As needed
  • Oil For deep frying


  • take rice flour,gram flour,pepper powder,butter(softened),oil,asafoetida,salt in a bowl, mix well.
  • Then add water little by little to make a stiff,non-sticky,dough.
  • Apparently heat oil in a kadai.Fill the murukku press with the prepared dough, with the ribbon pakoda plate.
  • Press the dough in hot oil in a circular way to form a single layer. Dont layer so much,just one layer to ensure even and quick cooking.
  • When the bubbles reduces,flip the pakoda and cook again till the bubbles ceases and the ‘shhh’ sound  reduces.
  • Drain it in the paper towel,after cooled down store in airtight container to enjoy these crisp flavourful pakodas



  • I Added pepper powder as I like the pepper flavour and I wanted the pakoda to be more on whiter side.
  • You can replace the pepper powder with ¾ teaspoon red chilli powder and ⅛ teaspoon turmeric.
  • Make sure the pepper powder is fine enough to get through the press holes. Sometimes if its grainy, then it gets stuck in the hole.