“Guest Post” Ribbon Pakora


This is one of the most popular home made snacks in southern India. Deep-fried, but just delicious! 

My friend Sushuma makes some excellent traditional food and this is just one of the millions she makes. 

These are deep fried, hence called Pakora; they look like ribbons, hence called Ribbon Pakora. If you have the implements, you could try this at home. 

  1. 1 cup Chickpea Flour
  2. 2 cups Rice Flour
  3. 3 cups warm water
  4. 1 tbspn sesame seeds (white)
  5. Vegetable oil for deep frying + 50 ml extra
  6. Salt
  7. 1 -3 tspn red chilli powder


–          In a bowl mix both flours. To this add in the sesame seeds, chilli powder, salt.

–          Heat the extra 50 ml oil, and add to the flour-sesame seeds mixture.

–          Take warm water and add in little quantities to the flour. Mix well and make a pliable dough

–          In a deep dish, or your deep fryer, heat oil for deep frying.

–          Use broad plate in the Muruku pressing machine. Fill the dough and when the oil is ready, press it directly in hot oil in circular motion.

–          Deep fry till done. Drain excess oil and store in air tight containers. These stay for 10 days easily. 


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