Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ribbon Pakoda / Ola Pakoda / O'ttu Pakoda

Another Easy and quick Diwali snack, Ribbon Pakoda / O'ttu Pakoda. We call it as O'ttu Pakoda or Oattu Pakoda and this is must in our Diwali snack list. I love my Mom's pakoda more than the store bought ones. She makes it spicy and also with the hint of garlic. But this time i didn't tried with garlic and made it as plain mild spicy pakodas. This is my Mom's version of Ribbon Pakoda and made it  with her help, i turned on my skype video and made this as per her instructions :) It come out perfectly and got good appreciation too. Ok now to the recipe...


Ingredients
  1. Rice Flour       3 cups (i used store bought rice flour only)
  2. Gram flour / Kadala Maavu   3 /4  cup
  3. Butter       2 tbsp
  4. Chili powder       1 and 1/2 tsp
  5. Cumin Powder     1/2 tsp
  6. Hing                1/4 tsp
  7. Sesame Seeds         1 tbsp(optional)
  8. Salt        to taste
  9. Oil       for deep frying
Method
  • Sift rice flour and gram flour and keep aside, melt butter in microwave for 30-45 seconds.
  • Now in a mixing bowl, add sifted flour, salt, chili powder( i used chili paste), cumin powder, hing and sesame seeds and mix everything well.
  • Now add melted butter and mix well with the flour mixture.
  • Then add water little by little and knead it to a non sticky pliable dough.
  • And divide the dough in to 6-7 big balls and keep covered with a damp cloth.
  • Now heat oil for deep frying, while it get heat for frying, grease murukku press with few drops of oil and plate it with pakoda plate/achu(refer pic)
  • When oil gets hot, directly squeeze in to the hot oil in circular motion but not over fill, fill dough based on the pan/kadai size n the amount of oil u use.
  • After a minute or bubble reduces turn other side and cook till the bubbles completely ceases and the sshh sound stops.
  • These pakodas cooks very fast than the murukku, once done remove from the hot oil and drain it in paper towel.
  • After cooling completely transfer it to storage container or its ready to serve with a cup of chai/coffee.
Notes:
I used chili paste but mine didn't grind well so the skin of chili got blocked in while pressing and i couldn't get a perfect shaped ribbon pakodas for some batches.
So if using freshly ground paste, use a fine smooth paste of chili and garlic.
Instead of butter can use hot oil also.


14 comments:

  1. Perfectly made ribbon pakoda.. Love it..

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  2. Ribbon pakora looks crisp and crunchy!!

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  3. Crispy and perfect ribbon pakodas...

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  4. These look good to grab n eat!

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  5. Crispy and perfect ribbon pakoda...good to see you back with the festive specials :)

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  6. Perfect pakodas.........good job dear

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  7. wow very tempting snack,perfectly made...

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  8. Tempting tempting...My all time fav snack..Very crispy!

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  9. Looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. very nice presentation too.. love it :)

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  10. They look so crispy , crunchy , tasty....i could go on :-) Nicely done!

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  11. it came out beautiful, tasty and crispy, my family liked it. thanks for the wonderful recipe.

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