A famous South Indian snack, Ribbon Pakodas are easy to much on snacks made with rice and besan/gram flour. 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 snacks 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.
It's vegan and stores fresh for over two weeks if you store in an airtight canister.
There is no need for grinding rice instead you can use readymade store-bought rice flour. You can also use either black or white sesame seeds or jeera seeds.
How to make ribbon pakoda
Main Ingredients are
1 cup of rice flour
1 cup besan flour or gram flour
1 tbsp sesame seeds
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry
¼ tsp Asafoetida
2 tsp red chili powder
Step by step directions with pictures
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.
Homemade Ribbon Pakoda is ready to be served! Celebrate festivals with a variety of sweets and savory snacks! Check out the links below for more Indian festival recipes!
Sesame Ribbon Pakoda - How To Make Ribbon Pakoda
- 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 or by hand. (make like chakli dough)
- Put the dough in the die/press and place it aside.
- Heat the canola 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.
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