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 cup Chickpea Flour
- 2 cups Rice Flour
- 3 cups warm water
- 1 tbspn sesame seeds (white)
- Vegetable oil for deep frying + 50 ml extra
- 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.