Started Diwali preparations  in full swing. . Made a few sweets like besan ladoo, 7 cups and kaju and badam katli. Now time for some karam  (spicy snacks)… made ribbon pakodam.. its very easy just needs few ingredients.

Ingredients

Rice flour 3 measures
Besan 1 measure
Ghee  2-3tsp
Oil 2tsp
Salt to taste
Hing  1 -1 and 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder depending on your taste.
Water for kneading
Oil for frying

Method

1. On low heat slightly dry roast the rice flour. I used ready made rice flour.
Once you roast the flour turn off the heat.

2. Mix Besan,  ghee, salt, Hing, red chilly powder and oil to the rice flour. Knead with required water into a soft dough..neither stiff nor very loose.. It should be easy enough to press through the mould.

3. Heat oil in a thick bottom pan. Use the sevai press and place the ribbon pakodam plate inside.

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Sevai press

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4. Now take a egg sized dough and place inside the press. To check the right temperature of the oil, drop a small piece of dough in the oil if it makes ssss sound then the oil is hot enough and u can slowly press the pakodam directly into the oil.  Do it carefully. And use the laddle with holes to take out the pakodams. These pakodams get done very soon.. so keep an eye on them. Take out the pakodams on a kitchen tissue to drain out excess oil.

5. Enjoy the super crunchy pakodams with coffee…

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