I am trying this ribbon pakoda for  the first time… Now a days my kiddo wants to munch something right after he come back from school, so inspite of giving him the store bought chips or some other junk food,I try to make some dry snacks and keep it for a week,he too enjoys all these home made snacks now a days ..

Ribbon pakoda/ Ola pakoda


Rice flour(or idiyappam flour) 2 cups
Gram flour/Kadala maavu 1/2 cup
Pepper powder(coarse) 3/4 tsp
Butter 2 tblsp
Oil 2 – 3 tblsp
Asafoetida powder 1/2 tsp
Salt & water As needed
Oil For deep frying

Ribbon pakoda/ Ola pakoda


  1. Mix rice flour,gram flour,pepper powder,butter(softened),oil,asafoetida,salt well.
  2. Then add water little by little to make a stiff,non-sticky,dough.
  3. Apparently heat oil in a kadai.Fill the murukku press with the prepared dough, with the ribbon pakoda plate.
    Ola pakoda plate
  4. Press the dough in hot oil in a circular way to form a single layer. Dont layer so much,just one layer to ensure even and quick cooking.
    in oil
  5. When the bubbles reduces,flip the pakoda and cook again till the bubbles ceases and the ‘shhh’ sound  reduces.
  6. Drain it in the paper towel,after cooled down store in airtight container to enjoy these crisp flavourful pakodas!
    Drain in kitchen towel

The flavour of this snack is more the next day,I loved the pepper flavour in it!
Ribbon pakoda/Ola pakoda


  • I Added pepper powder as I like the pepper flavour and I wanted the pakoda to be more on whiter side.
  • You can replace the pepper powder with 3/4 tsp red chilli powder and 1/8 tsp turmeric.

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