Moong Dal Ribbon Pakoda

Ribbon pakoda is a typical South Indian snack which is one of the various snacks they prepare during Diwali. As the name suggests they are shaped like ribbons, deep-fried, crisp and full of flavour. It goes very well with cups of hot coffee or tea This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Main Ingredients Split skinless green gram, Rice flour
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Moong Dal Ribbon Pakoda

  • 1 cup Split skinless green gram
  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 3 tbsps + to deep fry Hot oil
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Red chilli powder


  1. Dry roast split green gram lightly in a non-stick pan, cool andgrind to a fine powder. Transfer into a mixing bowl, add rice flour and 3 tbsps hot oil and mix well.
  2. Mix together salt, asafoetida, red chilli powder and 2 tablespoonswater in a small bowl to make a paste.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture, add the paste and sufficient water and knead into soft dough.
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  5. Divide the dough into equal portions. Grease a chakli press attached with a ribbon pakoda plate with a little oil.Put each portion of the dough into it and press out ribbons directly into hot oil. Deep-fry on medium heat till golden and crisp, drain on absorbent paper.
  6. Cool down, serve or store in an airtight container.