Pakkavada recipe | Ribbon Pakoda (പക്കാവട) | Diwali snacks recipe

  • Yield : 250 gm
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 25m

Pakkavada recipe | Ribbon Pakoda (പക്കാവട) | Diwali snacks recipe

Pakkavada is A.K.A Ribbon Pakoda ( പക്കാവട ), a traditional snack item in India especially in Kerala.

 It is a popular Diwali snack . 

It is a spicy snack used as a tea time snack or nalumani palaharam with a hot tea.

Pakkavada is one of the favorite snack item for children.

This snack is very easy to prepare within minutes.

Try this spicy & tasty snack in your kitchen.

Pakkavada recipe | Ribbon Pakoda (പക്കാവട) | Diwali snacks recipe

Pakkavada recipe | Ribbon Pakoda (പക്കാവട) | Diwali snacks recipe


  • Besan / Gram flour (Chickpea flour) - 2 1/2 cups
  • Roasted rice flour -1 cup
  • Red chilly powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves - a few sprigs
  • Vegetable oil - 3 cup


Step 1

Take a bowl, mix besan flour, rice flour, chilli powder, asafoetida and salt,

Step 2

Add water little by little and knead it into a smooth dough. It might be a little sticky, apply a little bit of oil on to your palms to keep the dough from sticking. Keep aside.

Step 3

Take a idiappam press or mould with the Pakkavada plate in it. Add the dough in it and close.

Step 4

Heat sunflower oil in a frying pan. A medium high flame is essential for making Pakkavada. If the heat is too less it will absorb more oil and if too high it will burn. When the oil gets hot press the dough into the hot oil slowly in a circular motion. Fry the curry leaves and mix them with the pakkavadas.

Step 5

Fry until it gets golden brown in colour and drain them into a paper towel.

Step 6

Once the pakkavada gets little cool, break into pieces of desired length.

Step 7

Tasty Pakkavada is ready.


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