Friday, 6 September 2013

Ribbon Pakoda | Ola/Ottu Pakoda | Ribbon Murukku | Nada Thenkuzhal

Ribbon shaped fritters prepared from besan flour



Not many of you would need an intro to this lovely snack ! You might have always seen your mom or granny prepare this for Diwali or Janmashtami & just munching them as such is a delight on it's own :) It is also a very common snack/fritter in the South Indian bakeries. At times, on lazy days, we used to have them as an accompaniment to rasam sadam when cooking elaborate meals with poriyals & kootu were not in picture. Have you tried them that way? If not, do take a chance. You would love them. As a matter of fact, they taste awesome with sambar sadam too ! Very easy to make, just mix all the ingredients together & fry them in hot steaming oil. Voila, your fritters are ready. Now let's take a peep on the ingredients that needs to go in for the dough :)


Recipe Source: Ma

I Took: 40 minutes

Serves: 3-4 cups


I Used:

Besan Flour - 1 cup
Butter - 2 tsp
Red Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Black Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 tsp
Oil - For deep frying
Salt - As Needed

The Way:

  1. In a bowl mix together the besan flour, butter (softened), red chilly powder, black sesame seeds, asafoetida & salt 
  2. Add water little by little & mix together to make a soft yet firm & non-sticky dough. It should not be watery & almost like the chapathi dough
  3. Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai to deep fry. Grease with oil the string hopper/idiyappam mould with the ribbon pakoda disc on. Fill the mould with the dough 
  4. Press the dough onto the hot oil in circular motion to form a single layer. Do not overcrowd as it will not ensure even & fast cooking
  5. Fry them until the sizzling (shh) sound ceases. Turn over to the other side & fry again till the sizzling ceases 
  6. Drain the excess oil onto a tissue paper & cool completely. Continue the same process with the remaining dough
Store in airtight container and enjoy them over a cuppa chai !

Notes:

  • If the sesame seeds are too big, then they might get stuck in the disc & you will not get the desired shape. If then, pulse them in the mixie before adding to the dough. This ensures that they are fine enough to get through the holes of the disc
  • If you like the pepper flavour you can add ½ tsp freshly ground pepper. Again make sure they are fine enough to get through the holes of the disc
  • Originally dalda is used in the preparation of this pakoda, but considering the side effects on health I used butter instead !
Cheers,
Chitz

45 comments:

  1. CRISP,CRUNCHY AND SPICY PERFECT SNACKS...LOVELY PRESENTATION AND CLICKS :-)

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  2. Fabulous crunch and its a wonderful snack which we look forward to during festivals. I like that you have added black sesame seeds, unique but still inviting.

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  3. My Goodness.. They looks awesome.. I can feel the crispiness Chitz :)Clicks are perfect too

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  4. They look so crisp! Need to google about besan flour...

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    1. Did u find out about besan flour Angie?? It's nothing but chickpea flour or channa dal flour :)

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  5. Looks so crispy and crunchy. Wish I culd grab them :)

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  6. Looks so crunchy........lovely.......
    x❤x❤
    http://indianveggiesbhojan.blogspot.in/

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  7. Super dear, very cruncy and crispy...
    wish I could eat the whole bowl..

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  8. my favorite snack since childhood :) makes me crave for them right away

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  9. Love this!!! Umma used 2 make it ages ago... shud try sometime when I've my mould vit me...

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  10. Wow lovely crunchy pakodas....looks so yummy!

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  11. Love to munch some anything, its been a while i havent made at home..U r pulling me to make some.

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  12. i can have ribbon pakoda whole day :) perfect snack while watching tv..

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  13. Awesome crispies... !! wish it ws winter to munch some with my cuppaOngoing Event-Back 2 School

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  14. nice crispy snack.. addictive one too

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  15. Ola pakoda he he...looks so crispy hmm u add butter hmm that should be really nice!
    There was a polka dot post I could not read it was it about ur trip I was waiting to see some pics:)

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    1. Ahh Meena, that was a post by mistake ! Happened when I synced my tab. Didn't notice it till the next day.. And yea, shud do a post on the trip soon, planning for ages now :D

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  16. wow very very crunchy , crispy snack my fav :) looks super delicious dear !!

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  17. Crunchy pakoda....perfectly made was planning to do it long time bac....

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  18. Love this cruncy & crisp with a cuppa of coffee.

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  19. these are my fav fav snack since childhood...

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  20. Crispy murukku.. Love your basket.. Send me some murukku..

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  21. crisp and perfect tea time snack dear...

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  22. Crispy crunchy pakoda with hot cup tea...lovely clicks dear.

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  23. This is still in my to do list.... Looks crisp

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  24. crispy and delicious snack for any time...

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  25. WOoooooooooow this looks so yummy! I will love to indulge in these.

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  26. Crispy and tasty snack...Liked the shape as well

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  27. Wau!perfectly made and beautiful snaps....So crunchy and yummy....Wanna try this :)

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  28. Me ha encantado sus crujientes están irresistible y sentarse en la sala mirando televisión,saludos y abrazos

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  29. Chitz, ippozha shraddichathu. Nammude headers oru polirikkunnu ( like " chettantem entem shabdam orupolirikkunnu " from Pattanapravesham) :D I changed recently, just noticed the coincidence ;)

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  30. i must go and buy it.. i have seen it before but never tasted it.

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  31. love ribbon pakoda...tempting clicks chitz..can you pass me some..yummm

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  32. Love that first click Chitra. And you are so tempting me to make the pakodas. They have been on my 'to-do' list for long :)

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  33. looks very crispy n super awesome cliks dear..

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  34. I too love munching them with evening tea Chitz.. Ribbon pakoda's took yummy, perfect and soo tempting :-)

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  35. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments :)

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  36. Wonderful clicks chitz. I love these pakodas with a cup of tea. :)

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  37. Perfect tea time snack and nice presentation too

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