ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Diwali Snack Ribbon Pakoda (Nada Pakoda) - A spicy and tasty treat

Updated on April 17, 2013

Deepavali - A festival of Lights

Diwali also known as Deepavali is a festival of lights. It symbolises the Joy about Good conquering over Evil.

As per Indian Mythology, When Lord Rama comes back to Ayodhya after conquering over the Rakshash King Ravana, the whole kingdom rejoices by lighting Ghee (fortified butter) Diyas (clay lamp), and the whole kingdom lightened up as a bright star on the sky.

Till date in India, every October/November the festival is celebrated with lot of Joy and enthusiasm. Each and every house is bright with lights and you can hear the fire crackers bursting and sparkles all around in the night.

Also, Diwali is related with lip smacking snacks. A treat for everyone ! I am now going to outline the steps to make the famous spicy tasty Ribbon/Nada/Ola pakoda.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Gram Flour, Besan also known as Gram Flour
  • 1/2 cup Rice Flour
  • 4 Spoon Red Chilli Powder, You can increase or decrease one spoon as per your taste prefernece
  • 1/2 spoon Asafoetida, Hing also known as Asafoetida
  • 20 Ounce or 1/2 ltr Canola or vegetable Oil
  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Achh / Pakoda squeezer, Avaialbe in any Indian store
  • 2 spoon Salt, You can also moderate the quantity as per your taste preference

Steps to make Ribbon Pakoda

  1. Take gram flour, rice flour, chilli powder, hing and salt, mix it in a bowl. Pour 4 spoon of lukewarm oil and little water to make a soft dough. (See Picture below)
  2. Pour oil in the frying pan and let it heat to boil
  3. Fill the dough in the pakoda squeezer with the ribbon pakoda blade (see Picture below)
  4. Once the Oil is hot (you can drop a tiny bit of the dough in the oil and if it comes up instantly, then the oil is hot), start squeezing the pakoda in the oil in a circular fashion (see video below).
  5. Once the pakoda fries well, i.e, stops creating bubles and soaking oil, take it out and drain it on a tissue paper and let it cool down for it to become crisp.
  6. Repeat the process 3 to 5 till the dough is completely over. Once the pakoda has cooled down, store it in a air tight container for future snacking
  7. Picture and Videos are provided below to clarify your doubts, if any.
Pakoda Squeezer -- ACHH
Pakoda Squeezer -- ACHH
Dough made up of water, oil, gram flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, hing and salt
Dough made up of water, oil, gram flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, hing and salt
Dough should be filled in the lower base
Dough should be filled in the lower base
Upper press to be place on top of it
Upper press to be place on top of it
With both hands now squeeze to have the dough come out in the pakoda shape
With both hands now squeeze to have the dough come out in the pakoda shape
Pour it in the hot Oil and let it simmer
Pour it in the hot Oil and let it simmer
Once it stops bubling out the oil take it out
Once it stops bubling out the oil take it out
Put it on a paper napkin to drain excess oil
Put it on a paper napkin to drain excess oil
Place it in air tight container to preserve for longer use
Place it in air tight container to preserve for longer use

Squeezing Ribon Pakoda in hot oil in circular motion

Conclusion

Diwali is all about love and spreading love. I did a bit of my part this Diwali (Nov 13th 2012), to provide readers with some Joy by making Ribon pakoda.

I will soon try and get one more hub going for sweets that would match up with this snack.

Till then Unleash your festive mood and enjoy the occasion with your near and dear ones to the fullest.

Thanks !!

How are you going to celebrate your Diwali this year ?

See results

Rate Please !!

Cast your vote for Ribon Pakoda

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)