Ribbon Sev

Ribbon Sev

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Ribbon Sev, also known as Ribbon Pakoda, Ola Pakoda or Ottu Pakoda in South India is a broad, ribbon-shaped sev that is super crisp because of the perfect proportioning of rice flour, besan and butter. The dough for this deep-fried snack is flavoured aptly with chilli powder and asafoetida, which give it a mildly-spicy taste.

You can surprise kids by serving the Ribbon Pakoda as long ribbons, but for the purpose of storing, you may allow it to cool, break it up gently into pieces of preferred sizes, and store in an airtight container. Enjoy this delicious snack with a cup of hot coffee !

Ribbon Sev recipe - How to make Ribbon Sev

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 cups
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1 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
1/2 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 1/2 tbsp soft butter
salt to taste
oil for greasing and deep-frying

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well while rubbing it between your palms.
  2. Knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  3. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  4. Grease the ribbon shaped ( the one with vertical lines) press mould with little oil, put a portion of the dough into it, press it and cover it with the lid.
  5. Press out ribbons of the sev into the hot oil, a few at a time and deep-fry on a medium flame till it turns light brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to deep-fry the remaining sev in 3 more batches.
  7. Keep aside to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. Transfer the sev into a deep bowl and break it lightly once using your fingers.
  9. Store in an air-tight container and use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy306 cal
Protein4.2 g
Carbohydrates26.3 g
Fiber2.6 g
Fat20.2 g
Cholesterol7.5 mg
Sodium34.8 mg
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Ribbon Sev
 on 24 May 18 11:27 AM

Tarla Dalal
24 May 18 03:43 PM
   Hi Ashwini, Thank you for your kind words, do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them...happy cooking !!
Ribbon Sev
 on 15 Oct 17 05:15 PM

Great recipe! I made it for Diwali and it turned out great. It was very easy and quick to make and was delicious. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Tarla Dalal
24 May 18 03:41 PM
   Hi Radhika, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes from our website and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy cooking!
Ribbon Sev
 on 31 Oct 16 01:08 PM

Ribbon Sev
 on 04 Aug 16 02:10 PM

Ribbon sev.. great jar snack.. and tasty to much.. you can just sit and have the full thing.. it crispy.. crunchy and perfect with tea also..