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Ribbon Pakoda / Murukku

Ribbon Pakoda
Snack time at my place!  Its been a while, I made any fried goodies.  Thanks to last night's leftovers, I had plenty of time to make this savory Ribbon Murukku.  We love such crunchy munchies with our evening cup of tea.

Ingredients:
Rice Flour - 1 cup
Besan / Gram Flour - 1/2 cup
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
White Sesame Seeds/Til - 1 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt
Oil for frying

How to make Ribbon Pakoda:
  • In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, gram flour, hot oil, chili powder, asafetida, sesame seeds, sugar and salt.  Mix well.  Now add water, little at a time and knead to make a stiff, non sticky dough.  I added about 3/4 cup water.  Divide the dough into 3 balls.
Ribbon Murukku Maker
  • Heat oil for deep frying.  Heat the inner part of chakali / murukku maker with oil.  Place the ribbon plate and add one dough ball.  Close it with the lid.  When the oil turns medium hot, hold the chakali maker above the frying pan.  Carefully turn the handle so that the ribbon shaped murukku falls in the oil.
  • Deep fry the murukku until it turns golden brown, about a minute each side.  Or remove murukku from the oil when the bubbling of oil stops.
  • Taste fried murukku for salt and other seasonings.  Add more salt, chili powder if required.  Repeat the same for the remaining dough and deep fry the murukku in batches.  Let the fried murukku cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Savor crunchy Ribbon Pakoda with a cup of tea.

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