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Friday, 28 March 2008

Ribbon Pakoda

Its is also known as Shival or Ribbon Murukku. Ribbon Pakoda is a very popular South Indian tea time snack. Its very easy and simple to prepare. One of my favorite snack. Choose the correct plate for the murukku press.


Rice powder 1 Cup
Gram Flour(Kadalla MAvu) 1/2 Cup
Asofoetida a pinch
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt a needed
Butter 1 Teaspoon
Water as needed
Oil for deep frying

  • Mix the rice powder and gram flour.
  • Add chili powder, salt and mix well.
  • Add butter and mix well with hand.
  • Sprinkle water as needed and mix well to make the dough.
  • Be careful do not add excess water.
  • Put the dough in murukku press and press it in hot oil.
  • Fry and remove it and cool it.
  • Store it in dry container.


Nandhini said...

mmm..muruku is my favourite snack !
For a long time i was searching for the muruku press in Indian stores..but finally I found Maruti Kitchen Press, on this web site

You need a right tool to make muruku. The job was done like a breeze, just with one hand ! It was so easy to press.
When compared to the conventional tool made out of wood or aluminium - you need two hand and have to press very hard and it becomes very difficult to make when the oil is hot :(

It also came with a Recipe book with lots of unique snack varieties ! For more info, go to

I hope this would be more useful link, for bloggers who are looking for to buy one !

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