Omapodi Recipe


Omapodi recipe or sev is a tasty snack which can be prepared very easily. Omapodi can be served as a Diwali snack or with chaat items.

1 cup Kadalai Maavu Besan / Chickpea flour
1/4 cup Rice flour
1/2 tbsp Omam Ajwain / Carom Seeds
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/8 tsp Turmeric powder optional
2 tsp Hot oil
Salt to taste
Water as required
Oil for deep frying
Dry grind or pulse the omam (ajwain) in a mixie jar to a coarse powder. Soak this in 1/8 cup hot water for 30 mins. Pass the mixture through a sieve and extract the decoction and keep aside. Heat a pan with oil. While it heating, in a bowl mix together besan, rice flour, red chili powder, turmeric powder (if using) and salt. Add the hot oil and mix well. Using the extracted omam decoction and more water, as needed, knead into a soft dough. Grease the murukku (chakli) mould with oil and fit the idiyappam (multi fine holed) nozzle. Fill the mould with the prepared dough. Check the temperature of the oil by putting a pea sized dough. If it rises to the top immediately, the temperature is correct. Squeeze the dough in a circular motion directly into the hot oil and cook till golden brown. Drain onto a kitchen paper and let it come to room temperature. Break into pieces and store in an air tight container. Eat them as plain or use in chaat recipes as you prefer.


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