Ingredients:3 cups White Rice (Sona Masuri preferred)
1.5 cups Bengal gram flour / Besan / Kadle hudi
15-20 Red Chillies
15-20 Curry leaves
1/2 medium sized Onion
1/2 tsp Ajwain seeds / Oma
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera
Pinch of Asafetida powder
2-3 tsp Butter / 4-5 tsp hot Oil
Salt to taste
Soak rice in water for about 3-4 hrs. Wash soaked rice and keep it aside.
Grind washed rice, red chillies, curry leaves and onion into smooth thick paste by adding sufficient amount of water.
Put bengal gram flour, salt, chilly powder, asafetida, ajwain seeds, cumin seeds and 4-5 tsp hot oil in a vessel and mix well. Add ground rice into the same vessel and mix them well. Don't make the dough too thin.
For making ribbon pakoda use chakkuli maker machine with the disc having two flat holes as shown in the picture below.
Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat it. Fill the chakkuli maker with this dough and press the ribbon pakoda directly to the vessel containing hot oil.
Fry until it turns golden in color. Once they are cooled to room temperature, keep them in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea.