Ribbon pakoda is a popular tea-time snack which is very simple to make and it one of the diwali snacks.
You need to have a murukku press with a slide having a rectangle hole.
1 1/2 cups - rice flour
1 cup - besan flour/gram flour
1 tbsp - melted butter
chilli powder - according to your spice level
salt - to taste
any vegetable oil - for deep frying
water - for kneading the dough
In a bowl add the rice flour,gram flour,salt,chillipowder,asafoetida and melted butter.Mix everything thoroughly.
Then add water little by little till it becomes a soft dough.
Heat the oil in a kadai.Put a small amount of dough into the murukku press.
When the oil is ready, squeeze the handles of the murukku press directly into the hot oil.
Move the murukku press in a circular motion.You can see the dough being formed like ribbons in a circle.Be careful in not overlapping the ribbons.
Keep on turning the sides of the pakoda so that both sides are cooked.
When the pakodas are golden brown and no more sizzling sound is heard ,you can take them out of the oil and drain them in a paper towel.
When completely cool,store them in an airtight container.