Sunday, October 25, 2009

Diwali Savouries 2 - Omapodi

This diwali treat is very, very addictive. Like a popular ad says, no one can eat just one.......

What you need:
Besan - 3 cups
Rice flour - 1 cup
Omam/ajwain - 1/4 cup
Oil - enough to deep fry

Soak omam in just enough water to cover it for 20 minutes. Grind this in a mixie and extract the thick juice. Repeat this process 4-5 times and keep the juice aside.
Sift together the besan and rice flour. Add butter and mix well until you get a crumbly mixture which holds its shape when pressed in your hands. Mix in the omam extract, salt and water if necessary and knead to a smooth dough.
Take a little bit of dough in your murukku maker. The mould/achu to be used is the one with lots of tiny holes. Press directly on to hot oil to make a large, circular shape. When both sides are golden brown, drain excess oil and remove on to absorbent paper.
When cool, store in an airtight container.

This is my second entry to Purva's Diwali Dhamaka.


jayasree said...

True, omapodi is very addictive. And it gets over in no time.

sra said...

Yes, can't stop! I don't see the really thin one anymore, except at home.

Priya said...

Yum yumm, crispy ompodi looks prefect!

Chitra said...


sowmya.s said...

yummy to have with a cup of hot tea..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my all time favorite. Looks so good. I have also posted my version long back....YUM!

notyet100 said...

my son luvs this,..;-)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Wow! making omapodi at home, u r an excellent cook dear!

Bharathy said...

Glad to see you with perfect diwali snacks...:)
I just dont have the courage to make them..
Hope you had a great Diwali!! :)

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