Ribbon Murukku is a popular South Indian snack made often at the time of Diwali festival. It is also known as Ribbon pakoda / Nada thenkuzhal / Ottu pakoda / Ola pakoda which is mainly made of rice flour and Bengal gram flour. This recipe is very easy to prepare and tastes awesome.
Ribbon Murukku can be prepared by grinding rice or by using rice flour. This snack can be prepared in two different ways.
Ribbon Murukku – Method 1:
In the first method, this can be prepared by adding chilli powder and garlic paste to rice flour. Personally, I like garlic flavour. If you guys don’t like it, just skip the garlic, instead, include a pinch of hing and rest of the process are same.
Ribbon Murukku – Method 2:
In the second method, this can be prepared by adding coarsely crushed pepper powder to rice flour. While using pepper avoid using garlic. Instead, simply add a pinch of hing.
In both the methods, always add the hot oil to mix the batter. Hot oil gives the crispiness and crunchiness to the snack. Not only for this snack, in fact, you can add hot oil for almost all crunchy snacks prepared like murukku, thattai, seedai etc. Nowadays, as all are busy and mostly prefer the easy method, here I am going to make this snack using rice flour (Idiyappam flour) with the first method. The outcome of both methods is equally good.
Delicious crispy & crunchy Ribbon Murukku is ready to relish along with a cup of tea. This can be had as an evening snack too.