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Ragi Ribbon Murukku – Finger Millet Ribbon Pakoda

Ragi Ribbon Murukku - A crisp savory or snack made during Diwali festival.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 2 cups


  • Ragi Maavu or Finger millet flour - 1 cup
  • Kadalai maavu or besan - 1/4 cup
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Hot oil - 1/2 tbsp
  • Asafetida - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - to deep fry


  • Grease the Murukku mould and insert ribbon pakoda press and keep it ready.
  • Heat a pan with oil for deep frying.
  • Mix together Ragi flour, kadalai maavu, red chili powder, asafetida, salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Add hot oil, bring the flour from the sides and mix with finger tips till it resembles bread crumbs.
  • Add water little by little and make soft and pliant dough.
  • Fill the mould with dough.
  • Take pea sized dough, roll between your index finger and thumb into a cylinder and drop into hot oil. If it rises immediately, then the temperature is right.
  • Press out directly into the hot oil.
  • Cook over medium flame till the sizzling sound stops.
  • Drain onto a kitchen paper.
  • Ragi ribbon murukku is ready. Continue with rest of the dough.
  • Let it come to room temperature and cool completely.
  • Break into big pieces and store in an airtight container.