Sunday, November 4, 2012

(Amma Cooks) Omapodi / Ompodi / Sev ~ Diwali Snacks

Okay so I think you would have read the blog title and would have an idea on whose recipe this is. Yes, its amma's. I suck at making traditional recipes and hence when amma comes over to visit us she makes loads of snacks like this, murukku, rosette cookies, diamond cuts and many more. When she came over for Diwali, I knew that she would come loaded with snacks as it was the festive season and that is how she turned up. So you are gonna see an authentic "Amma cooks" series for the next week.
Since it was done by amma, I will not be able to put up the step wise pictorial for this series. But if anytime in the future, I pick up the courage to try them on my own, I will surely update these recipes.
So lets move on to the first in the series, Ompodi, a crunchy snack loved by adults and kids equally. I love to have this plain or topped on chaats or dump loads on to hot black tea, allow them to soak for 5 mins and then eat em. I know it sounds bizzare but thats how I we love it.

~*What U Need*~
Besan flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Ajwain(Omam) - 1 tsp
Hot oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying

How I Made it:
Dry roast ajwain for 2 mins till a nice aroma comes. Soak this in 2 tbsp warm water for 15 mins. Grind and strain this. Set the water aside. Sieve besan flour and rice flour into a mixing bowl. Add the ajwain water, hot oil and required salt and mix it. Adding water little by little, form a soft sticky dough. Fill the dough in your sev press till 3/4th. Heat oil and press the dough starting from the corners like a murukku finishing in the middle. Once cooked on one side, flip and cook till the bubbles cease. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Drain in tissue paper, cool and store in airtight containers.

Serve with tea or top it on your favorite chaats.

** My Notes:
** Check if the oil is hot by dropping a small piece of dough in the oil. If it immediately comes to the top, then the oil is ready.
** You can use a finer press too.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Thanks to Amma for these delicious authentic recipes..
    Love Omapodi.. But not sure when I will try making it.. :)

  2. Especially nice to see something with Amma's own hands..Lucky you Vimi.

  3. Delicious ompodi, amma's are always best. They cooking nobody can touch.

  4. i have tasted this and i think its almost like sev isnt it. it has that crunchy yummy taste

    mom recipes are always best

    adirasam-- a sweet

  5. these looks yumm and crunchy Vimitha.. lovely clicks too.. Great going.

  6. wow I have always wanted to do the sweet seva, now i am inspired after seeing how well yours turned out.

  7. perfect with evening tea/coffee..

  8. wow pls pass it dear,badly carving for this now:)

  9. looks awesome n wonderful clicks too..

  10. Nice crunchy and wonderful snack !!!!

  11. Crunchy and yummy snack,nice clicks..

  12. Loved your way of eating sev, damn tempting,i must try soaking and having them.

    Crispy ompodis looks fabulous,crispy and prefect.

  13. dry roasting omam makes it even more flavorful rt? will try it this time, we generally soak n grind it, nice recipe. Omadi podi looks perfect...

  14. Looks crispy and irresistible!!! Thanks for sharing~

  15. What a delicious treat! I love ajwain and besan flour.



  16. Hi Vimitha, delicious and crunchy snack. Look so good. yum yum

    Have a nice week ahead.

  17. Perfect diwali treat!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  18. I can see omapodi everywhere :) Love this crispy snack and glad to know that its your Mom's recipe :) It looks perfect too.. :)
    Beef Pepper Fry

  19. Cripsy snack...Perfect for this season..

  20. Oh now i want to taste it soaked in tea! Happy Diwali!

  21. Vimitha, my family and I love these Omapodi crunchies! They are so addictive. Oh, nothing beats amma's cooking, eh? Same here!

  22. Perfect sev...apt for teatime...!


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