Friday, December 3, 2010

Ribbon Pakoda/Kerala Pakkavada

How is the weather in your part of the world? It's getting really cold in Colorado, and with Christmas around the corner, I can easily picture snow-laden pine trees, snowy white sidewalks and lawn. We are not there yet, but easily perceived. The weather paired with a natural liking for fries, I have been doing some serious snacking. I can’t help it ! The evenings make me crave for coffee or tea to keep me warm, and cozy up crunching on something similar to the pakavada I have to share today.

One evening when the actual plan was to make parippu vada, I ended up taking an unexpected detour landing up with pakavada also. I had dal soaked in water for making parippu vada (which by the way is a family favorite). As I started working on it I heard myself humming this old Malayalam tune "parippu vadaaaa pakkuvada.....nammude vayil pada padapada". You know how old tunes can make you nostalgic and make one all excited. I succumbed and the next thing I knew I was working on making pakkavada. I don’t kid you my friends, here is proof ;)

Disclaimer: Keep away from humming tunes while at work you might just end up doing more than you planned for. Except, in cases like mine, you will have an enjoyable evening, but if you repeat this at work you may miss tea time with family.


Ribbon Pakoda/Kerala Pakkavada

Best with a cuppa !

Ribbon Pakoda/Kerala Pakkavada


Ingredients:

Roasted Rice flour- 1 cup
Besan/Gram flour- 2 cup
Salt- To taste
Red chilli powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida- 1/2 tsp
Ghee- 1 1/2 Tbsp
Curry leaves- 1 sprig
Hot water- to make the dough

Method:

1.Take the rice flour in a mixing bowl.Add the hot water and knead it well.
2.Mix the gram flour, salt, chilli powder and asafoetida in another bowl and add this to the rice dough and knead again.Slowly add ghee and more hot water if necessary to make a dough that has the consistency that is little bit looser than chappathi dough.
3.Fill the seva/idiyappam mould with the dough after putting the pakkavada/ribbon pakoda disc in it.
4.Meanwhile heat oil in a deep frying pan.
4.Squeeze the dough through the press into the hot oil to make a big circle.
5.Fry it till the pakkavada turns golden brown.
6.Drain on a paper towel and let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
7.When you switch off the heat slowly slide in some curry leaves into the hot oil and close the pan with a lid till all the splutters end.Drain them too and mix with the pakkavada.

Ribbon Pakoda/Kerala Pakkavada

Contributor: Namitha

51 comments:

  1. Adadaa..entha paatu, entha pakkavada...Ennu mikkavarum njnum ethu undakiyekum, aa pattu ennneyum kothipikunne....

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  2. Korae nallayi pakkavada kazhichittu...Looks very crispy and warm....:)

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  3. fabulous snack, all time fav of mine, looks so good

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  4. We three gilrs ( one of the snacks) used to munch on sitting on the steps near the door every evening . I am gonna make this at home. Bookmarking this.

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  5. love love love this Namitha. incredibly good.

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  6. lolz I love the disclaimer.Love these lil crisps they are similar to fafda or chorafari that we gujjus make.However they are made these lil babies are delectable.

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  7. Last week Murukku kazhikkanam ennu thonni athu undakki..... next Pakkavada ennu orthirikkuvarunnu.... eni eppol ethu undakkiyitte ullu :)...

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  8. Love the props and it makes the pakodas more scrumptious.

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  9. Perfect munchy crunchy snack for the wintery weather....made similar kind but diff. flours past sat. only....

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  10. Perfect snack with acup of tea in this cold wintry days.. Love them!

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  11. Ur ribbon pakoda recipe is quiet different with use of hot water. Perfect snack for winter time!

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  12. Adipoli pakkavada..spicy and yummy

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  13. Crispy beauties makes me drool..

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  14. Dont tempt me such addictive snack ideas :)

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  15. wow lovely Crunch ..loved the fried curry leaves on the top gives such a nice flavour to the dish :)

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  16. Can I have some pakodas dear??? Looks so crunchy! :D

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  17. Love this crunchy snack, looks yummy!

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  18. This is my favorite! Love it and yours looks yummy! Oh thanks for dropping by my blog and take time to leave me a comment. It means a lot to me.

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  19. Looks so crunchy and yum! Awesome :D

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  20. Oh, I love Christmas in Colorado! I haven't done that in years!

    What a great snack. It looks very addictive!

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  21. Om they luks so perfect,too gud photography!

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  22. great looking snack, As for weather in this part of malaysia its been raining non stop for the past 4 days........... :)

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  23. luks perfect!...ethu kazhicha kalam marannu...
    onnumilleda alppam thirakku...

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  24. Oh yum, I love how crispy and delicate these look!

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  25. Crisp and an apt snack with a hot cup of tea. Lovely click.

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  26. these ribbons look so festive and dainty; the rice flour must make them so crispy as well; cant think of a better snack!

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  27. Ribbons look stupendously made. Loved the very color of them .

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  28. I can never stop eating this snack... has come out perfect... nice clicks as always!

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  29. These look positively addicting! YUM!!!

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  30. Looks like a very yummy snack :)

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  31. Looking at the picture I felt nostalgic. It's perfectly crunchy and fried to perfection.

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  32. delicious pakoda yummy tea time snack

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  33. Sweetheart idha adipoli aayitonda....luv it with aa cup of coffee....want to try it out.
    Biny

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  34. What a great & tasty looking snack & it is gluten free as well!

    MMMMMMMMMMM,...!!!

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  35. I may need to dig more into your Indian recipe next week. My husband will have a potluck and he got the draw for Indian food. I was thinking to make something from South Indian since I am accustomed to the South one. I will make something vegetarian.

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  36. What a delicious treat for snacking on! I bet they are addicting and hard to stop eating!

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  37. hmm.. adipoli Nami...

    BTW njan evde sukham aayi erikkunnu... ful busy aanu.. blog il varaan koode time kittunnilla :( :(

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  38. adipoli adipoli chechi...athey othiri food related pattu ariyamalle...?? hehehe...

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  39. These look very crispy and addictive. I don't think I can stop eating once I start :D Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  40. pakkavada adipoliyayittunde...love it with hot chaya..

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  41. Very nice snack! I love indian flavours!!!
    In my part of the world is almost Summer, but as I live in South of Brazil, is very chilli yet.

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  42. Oh i love this...but i don't think i will be successful in frying them all i will mess it up for sure :)

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