Hello friends, Diwali preparations are in full swing at my house ( in yours too!!) and in my food heart. I know, I have been talking about the festival and the food for celebration since 4 posts but what else can I talk about? It’s only about festival till the end of it. So bear with my rants. After posting 4 sweet recipes in a row, my mouth is like all sweet and sugary. So today I switched over to a crispy snack which is nothing but yummy besan ribbon pakoda. No surprise, this savory snack cleared off in just two days at my home (indicates your mouth actually craves for savory after loads of sweet condiments!!)
When we are at the doorsteps of Diwali, every action like shopping, cooking and cleaning would be in it’s peak. On top of these chores, we food bloggers keep ourselves attached to our camera shooting pictures and videos of food. Sounds so funny and weird. But it’s the truth of our blogging life.
Ribbon pakoda isn’t new. It had happened last year Diwali season too, but the recipe was bit lengthy involving lentils. Cooking and grinding lentils too may put you down as it seems elaborated process. So this year I have come up with an easy version that uses gram flour and rice flour together. So named it as besan ribbon pakoda. The flours, some spices, water and hot oil makes stiff dough which is bit sticky too. Though the recipe has basic spices like salt and red chilly powder, you can play around and use black pepper, carom seeds for extra flavor and taste.
May this Diwali snack with it’s crunchy bite satisfy your savory cravings amidst loads of sweets. A cup of coffee or tea with bites of ribbon pakoda is just like heaven on earth.