Ribbon Murukku (Pakoda)

By DK on Nov 20, 2007

This past weekend, we had been to visit my husband's distant relative, who is doing his school here for past 1 year. It was planned all of a sudden during Friday. He, loves snacks esp traditional ones, so Mil and me started making some which we made for Diwali. As i mentioned in my Diwali Post, I was so caught up enjoying the festivities that I dint take any snaps. This time , I thought lemme take some and I sure did. We made Ribbon Murukku and Somasi - my Mil's style. When we went and gave him a packet of the goodies, he was so overwhelmed! Nothing like our Indian cultures and festivities and that oneness ! :-) Ribbon Murukku is my entry for Meeta's Monthly Mingle Event : Traditional Feasts

Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 15 min
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Serves: 4 people
  • 1 1/3 cup Besan Flour ( Chickpea flour )
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 tbsp dalda ( vegetable shortening )
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds

Add all the ingredients in a bowl.


Mix some water. Add 1 tbsp at a time.


The consistency should be such that, it is not too hard nor too soft.It should be like as shown below


Take a Ribbon Murukku maker and keep ready.


Spoon the prepared dough into the maker and press it over some oil heated in a pan for deep fry.


Let it fry for a minute and

then slowly turn it the other side.
Remove it with a slotted spoon once its browned on both the sides. All done :-)
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18 Responses to “Ribbon Murukku (Pakoda)”
  1. Sushila

    Ijust love your recipes b’ cos they are very accurate.And it turns out the way it is supposed to be.
    Thanks for putting out this blog. And may we have many more recipes. Cheers!

    Thank you so much Sushila :) –DK

  2. mina

    instead of dalda can i use melted butter

  3. Mridula

    Looks damn good… Plan to make it this Deepawali…just one question…. what can i substitute the Dalda with?

  4. Simran

    Hey DK !!!

    Thnx for sharing WONDERS OF INDIA .. They are so tempting, plz advise on murrukku maker in Gurgaon, or ve have to get it from somewhere in south India?

    Will be obliged with answer.

  5. priya

    Planning to try this tommorow. Can I substitute dalda with anything else?

  6. Jyothi

    I tried this recipe today and it came out very well. I am going to try your thattai and seedai recipe tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe and keep the good work going.

    Hi Jyothi, thank you for your words of encouragement :) Appreciate it — DK

  7. Meeta

    WOW! This looks great. Lovely color!

  8. Vanamala Hebbar

    Hi Dhivya

    Found your blog !! Colorful collections of recipes..
    Ribbon murukku pics are very nice..yummy to eat in the winter season rght!!!

  9. KayKat

    Awesome festive snack – wish you could ship me some right now!

  10. sagari

    o my goodness lookss soooo yummyyyyy

  11. Rina

    Who won’t like murukku. Thanks for that wonderful digital description.

  12. Asha

    YUMMY! Love this snack, made it for Dasara!:))

  13. Kribha

    simply beautiful. I wanted to make this for diwali but I lost the aachu and couldn’t find it at all. Yours look very good.

  14. Seema

    Ribbon murruku looks great. I have not tried this out at all…your step by step photos makes me feel good & try it out!

  15. Latha Narasimhan

    Ribbon pakoras are yummy dhivya! Posting something everyday! great going! :)

  16. Priya

    Ribbon pakoda is one of my favorites Dhivya…and you know what…I just got a pack of these from home…yayyyy yayyyy :) ) Its been ages since I ate a somasi though !

  17. Sia

    festivals are over but u seems to still busy with deep frying dhivya;)
    looks delicious. just checked ur Ginger recipe and i absolutely loved it:)

  18. easycrafts

    Ya, same pinch…urs look more fluffy

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