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Ribbon Pakoda | Ottu Pakoda | Snack Recipes

Ribbon Pakoda is easy, and healthy tea time snack. The ribbon in this Ribbon pakoda or ribbon murukku got its name may be because it is in the shape of ribbon which reminds me of our childhood school days, we used to wear colored ribbons to the jaDe (braids) 🙂
Ribbon pakoda is deep fried snack made with rice flour and besan. Compared to store bought snacks like kurkure or chips or any other fried snacks to kids, making this pakoda is very easy and can be stored for a month. Great for festivals like navaratri deepavaLi and best tea time snack.

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Ingredients for making Ribbon Pakoda:

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • ¾ cup kadle hittu/ Chana besan
  • 2 pinches of hing
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ¾ tsp salt or salt to taste
  • ½ to ¾ tsp pepper powder
  • little turmeric powder
  • oil to fry
  • around ¾ cup water
  • chalki press with ribbon pakoda disc.


  1. Combine rice flour, gram flour, turmeric powder in a bowl, mix it, and then add butter and dry mix it.
  2. Then add salt, pepper powder or chilli powder mix it . Add water little by little, mix. Add water until you get medium soft dough.
  3. I used around 1/2 cup+2 tbsp (water quantity depends on the flours)
  4. Keep the required amount of oil in a pan on medium heat, grease the chakli press and place the required disc, and the dough in the press as shown
  5. Once the oil is hot enough- check by adding little dough , it has to come up immediately, then press the chakli press in circular motion as shown.
  6. After a minute or so flip the ribbon pakoda to the other side, cook both sides until the pakoda turns golden brown on both sides
  7. Once ribbon pakoda turned golden brown on both sides, remove and place it on a paper towel (using a perforated ladle)
  8. Repeat the same procedure with remaining dough.