Monday, October 31, 2011


Usually the snacks like murukku, thattai, cheeppu cheedai, cheedai, ribbon pakoda, karasevu etc are very famous in Tamilnadu. But I always think that this ribbon pakoda remains at the top as the most favourite snack to so many people. There are different names for this snack like nada pakoda, ottu pakoda, olai pakoda, ribbon murukku, etc. There are also so many variations in preparing this pakoda. Some will add ground ginger+garlic+green chilli paste to this. Some will add just garlic paste. What I am going to post is a simple procedure to make a delicious ribbon pakoda.

ரிப்பன் பகோடா


Fine rice flour- 4 cups
Gram flour- 1 cup
Butter- 3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Asafoetida- 2 pea’s size
Chilli powder- 1 tsp
Enough oil to fry


Soak the asafoetida in a small cup of hot water over night.
In the morning, pour this water to the flours.
Add the remaining ingredients with enough water.
Knead the flours to a soft dough.
Fill enough dough in a murukku press with ‘ ribbon pakoda mould’.
Press it in to thin stripes on hot oil length wise or in to a circle.
Take the ribbaon paoda stripes out when they are cooked to golden brown on both sides.
The delicious ribbon pakoda is ready now!

Friday, October 14, 2011


This is an old simple sweet which can be easily prepared deliciously with the correct measurements.



Plain flour- 250 gms
Sugar- 125 gms
Ghee- 125 gms
Semolina- 75gms
Cardamom powder- half sp
Small egg-2
Salt- a pinch
Oil to fry


Beat the eggs well.
Mix all the ingredients with enough water to make a soft dough.
Make like chapathies with a thickness of 1 inch.
Cut them into desired sizes.
Deep fry them in hot oil on medium fire to golden brown!
The delicious hujoors are ready for the tea time!

Sunday, October 02, 2011


This chicken podimas is prepared with small chicken chunks. Big boneless chicken pieces can be minced through a food processor. With less spices, this chicken podimas is a perfect side dish for soft chappathies, mild pulao variaties and sambar sadham also!

கோழி பொடிமாஸ்


Boneless chicken- 750 gms
Sambar onion [finely chopped]- 2 cups
Red chillies [ de-seeded and cut into halves]- 8
Curry leaves- 2 arcs.
Finely chopped tomato- half cup
Turmeric powder- half sp
Salt to taste
Gingelly oil- 4 tbsp

Grind the following ingredients coarsely:

Fennel seeds- 1 tsp, shredded ginger- 1 tsp/ small garlic flakes-10, cinnamon- 1 small piece


Heat a pan and pour the oil.
Add the chopped onions and fry them to golden brown.
Then add the ground paste with the turmeric powder and the red chillies and fry for a few seconds.
Then add the tomato with a pinch of salt and curry leaves.
Fry them until the tomatoes are mashed well and the oil floats on the surface.
Add the minced chicken to the cooking mixture.
Add enough salt.
Cook the chicken thoroughly without adding any water.
When all the water from the chicken is evaporated and the chicken is well cooked put off the fire.
Now the hot and tasty chicken podimas is ready!!