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India is said to be the home of the Brahmin community which was once a priestly community. Now they have ventured into almost any profession you can imagine. Brahmins are strictly vegetarians and they love to cook and relish vegetarian dishes.

Typical Brahmins would not even use onion and garlic in their cooking. But nowadays they have started to use the same. They believe that food shapes one's personality and mood and mind.

Find here a guide to some Brahmin recipes which even the non-vegetarians out there would also find interesting to taste.



Rice flour
: 2 cups
Gram flour
: 1 cup
Red chilli powder
: 1 tbsp
: to taste
: a pinch
: for frying
: 1/2 cup
Accessories Required
Ribbon pakoda press
Ribbon pakoda mould
Ribbon Pakoda


  • Mix the rice flour, gram flour, red chilli powder, salt, butter and hing in a vessel.
  • Add water and make the flour into a chapati like dough.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, and when the oil is hot add a little piece of dough to check for the hotness. When the dough raises immediately then the oil is ready for frying.
  • Put 1 hand full of dough in a press, and close the press with ribbon pakoda mould. Squeeze the dough to a big circle.
  • Deep fry the ribbon padoka/Nada in low flame till it is crisp and turns golden brown color.
  • Take it out and place it in a oil strainer with a paper towel to remove excess oil and allow it to cool.
  • Store it in a air tight container and serve.
  • The delicious ribbon padoka/Nada is ready to serve.