Nov 7, 2015

Ribbon Pakoda Recipe - Seeval Recipe

Ribbon pakoda is one of the highly requested recipe for this diwali in my blog. It is not only so easy to make, but it is really tasty snack as well. We call this as seeval in our place. It is crunchy, spicy and very flavourful.

I made this using a basic dough recipe, which gives your the most tasty and yummy crunchy snack. I have another version, which has a more pepper taste to it, will share it soon

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 to 2 min per batch
Makes : 3 to 4 cups


Gram Flour / Kadalai Mavu / Besan - 1 cup
Rice Flour / Arisi Mavu - 1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter / Ghee / Vanaspati - 2 tblspn
Water as needed
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Oil for deep frying


Take all the ingredients in a bowl except oil and water. Mix well so the butter incorporates with the flour.

Now add in water slowly and make a little sticky dough.

Heat oil for deep frying.

Now take your ribbon pakoda mould and put it in idiyappam press. Put the dough into the mould. Press it straight into the oil and fry till the shh sound subsides from the oil.

Drain onto some paper towel.

Cool this down completely and store it in a air tight container for more than 10 days.

Take gram flour in a bowl

add in rice flour

add in cumin seeds

add in salt

add in chilli powder

now add in butter or ghee or vanaspati

add little asafoetida

mix well

add in water slowly

make it into a soft sticky dough

you need this mould

take a portion of dough

press it in the mould

press it straight in the oil

keep doing it in circular motion

now fry this on medium high heat

now the bubbles has started subsiding

now it is done

drain it this down and you can break them lightly

store it in a air tight container.


  1. I just looked in to see if u had posted this before, ten minutes late, i just now made it only thing was that i add some sesame seeds too, because of that mine didnot come in the right shape....... anyway happy diwali in advance to u and ur beautiful family

  2. Hi mam
    Today morning i cooked ola pakoda.. i had prepared for the ingredient to pottukadalai flour, rice flour, salt, chilli powder and white sesame seed.. i got crispy during this time.. but after long time not crispy only dryness.. so what do i do? Please tell me the problem for not crispyness..

    1. you must have made the batter too stiff, so it had dried out.


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