In the Kitchen # Ribbon Murukku/Pakoda

Mom, we are running out of these ribbons…

Yes, I know. It’s time for me to cook… again… some more snacks. Because that’s the one salty, spicy kind of snack goes empty within a few days.

Homemade snacks are the best and always a good option compared to store bought snacks. That way you know what you are eating. Also, these are good for school lunch box too.


Indian food has a lot of options. Because there are so many types of flours and spices and every combination gives a different taste. 

Here is my way of making Ribbon Murukku.

For this you need,

  • Black Chickpea flour(Kala Chana Besan/black gram flour) – 1 cup
  • Chickpea flour(besan/gram flour) – 1cup
  • Rice flour – 1/2 cup
  • Roasted gram powder – 1/2 cup
  • Hot Chili powder – 1 Tsp
  • Ajwain(carom seeds) – 1 Tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry

Mix all the ingredients. Add 2 Tbsp of hot oil and mix well.  Then add water little by little and make a firm dough. As there is chickpea flour, the dough will be little sticky. Using the murukku maker(similar to cookie press) and ribbon disc, drop murukku directly over the hot oil. Deep fry on a medium heat, till golden brown.


Store in an airtight container. Stays good for 2-3 weeks. That never happens in my home though :-)!