Ever since I had these I got really hooked to it. A perfect South Indian tea time snacks or rather I will say anytime snacks ! I first had these at my friend’s place and since then have always craved for these ribbon pakodas. Since these are deep-fried I try not to make them too often but at the same time feel that it’s always better to make such snacks at home rather than buy them from the market. Homemade food is always better because it is cooked with lots of love and quality ingredients :).
Easy, quick and delicious homemade ribbon pakodas/ murukku are a must during festivals in most of the South Indian houses. It’s among one of the traditional recipes. These Ribbon Pakodas / Murruku are mainly prepared during Diwali/ Janamashtami Festival and is among one of the most loved Diwali / Festival Recipes in South India.
I learnt this recipe (Tamil Nadu Cuisine) from my South Indian friend and tried making them at home along with her help the very first time. It was so much fun to work together with a friend and learn new recipes also. Thank You Kala for this wonderful quick snacks recipe. You can check her guest post of Seven Cups cake recipe here.
- Rice flour- 2 cups
- Chickpea flour/besan – 1 cup
- Fried Gram – ¼ cup
- Urad Dal – 1 teaspoon ( dry roasted and powder)
- Tur Dal – 2 teaspoons (dry roasted and powder )
- Ghee- 1 tablespoon
- Red chilli powder – 2 teaspoon
- Asafoetida – A pinch
- Salt as per taste
- Oil – 1 teaspoon
- Oil for deep-frying
- Firstly add required salt and ghee in a bowl and mix well to make it little fluffy. (This is a tip to make the pakodas crisper).
- Now mix together all above flours in the same bowl.
- Add 1 teaspoon heated oil to it and little water, red chilli powder and asafoetida and mix well.
- Add more water now to the mixture & knead well to form a soft dough (it should be softer than the chapati dough)
- Heat oil in a Kadai for deep-frying.
- Now place a small portion of the dough inside a Ribbon Pakoda / Murukku Maker, then squeeze into hot oil as shown in the picture above & make a big circle.
- Make one big circle at a time; deep fry it till its golden brown.
- Repeat the process for the rest of the dough also.
- Place them on a kitchen tissue or towel to soak up the excess oil
- You can store them in an air-tight container on cooling.
Enjoy these tea time south Indian snacks with hot cup of tea or coffee. These are so addictive that once you put them into your mouth you will keep craving for more !