Pakkodam or Ribbon Pakodam is another variety of murukku – using rice flour and gram flour (besan). This is prepared during Diwali or as an any-time snack. As all the ingredients are easily available in the market anywhere in the world, it is worth a try!
Rice flour – 2 ½ cups
Besan (gram flour) – ¾ cup
Red chilli powder – 1tsp
Asafetida – ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
Butter – 25-30 gms (1/4 of a 100gm butter pack)
Oil for frying
Mix rice flour and besan. Add salt, red chilli powder, asafetida and butter and mix well.
Add ¾ cup of water and mix well. Add more water gradually and make a slightly loose dough. (Put a tbsp of the dough into the chakli-maker and try squeezing it onto a plate – if it comes out effortlessly, it is fine. If it is t too tight to squeeze, add a little water and mix well.
Heat oil in a kadhai.
Fill the ‘naazhi’ (chakli-maker) with the dough and squeeze it in the hot oil moving your hand in a circular motion.
After 2 minutes, flip it gently.
When both sides are golden brown, remove and drain off the oil and place on a tissue paper.
Prepare pakkodam with the entire dough.
After cooling, store them in air-tight containers.