Sesame Ribbon pakoda
Snacking is a popular topic in my household and among my friends. Especially so, during festival times such as now (Diwali). It is quite common in Indian culture to offer salty or savory snack along with a sweet dish. So to follow up on several sweet dishes that I have posted recently, I also want to mix in a snack like Sesame Ribbon Pakoda.
It is yet another simple recipe that can be completed in 30 minutes without overnight preparation. Ribbon Pakodas pretty much keep my chip cravings at bay. So, the next time you’re craving something crispy and salty, try a batch of sesame ribbon pakodas as a healthy alternative to store-bought chips. Its vegan and stores fresh for over two weeks if you store in an air tight canister.
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1 cup besan flour or gram flour
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- Salt to taste
- Oil for deep fry
- 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
- 2 tsp red chili powder
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Warm up 2 tbsp of oil just a little bit and add to the dry ingredients and mix well. Now add water and knead well in a food processor. Put the dough in the die/press and place it aside. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan. When the oil is hot enough for deep fry, press the dough directly to the oil in a free form style. Fry until they turn golden brown.