Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Omapodi  is a South Indian snacks, prepared using besan and rice flour.  We add omam or Ajwain to it to get a fine flavour.  Omam is very good  for health.
Thanks to Helen for the Murukku Presser.....

Besan – 2 cups
Rice flour – 1 cup
Omam -15 gms (powdered)grind it in Mixie
Salt – 1  tsp ( to taste)
Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp
Butter or ghee – 1 tbl spoon
Oil – for deep frying

  • Mix besan , rice flour, omam powder, butter, asafoetida &  salt with  water and make it into a thick paste like  batter but a soft one.
  • Heat the oil in the kadai.Test how hot it is by dropping a pinch of dough into it – if it sinks, the oil hasn’t become hot enough. If the dough springs to the top with bubbles all around it, then the oil is just ready.
  • In your muruku press place the oma podi plate and load
  • the dough and press it directly into the hot oil. Fry it untill it is golden yellow and crispy.
  • Crispy omapodi  is ready. Allow it to cool and store it in an air tight container.
  • We can make little variations to make it taste different.
  • Along with omam powder add 1 tsp of  chilly powder and prepare the batter.

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  1. oh love this...lovely colour... Always used to buy it when in Chennai...but here in Egypt, since we dont get it in shops, make it at home...

  2. Nice blog,sheena...Keep rocking...

  3. Very crunchy and yummy snack!


  4. so crispy like noodles...i sooooooo want this

  5. Yummy yummy snack, I munch this a lot. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  6. A cup of tea and this yummy, crunchy, beautiful snack...heavenly!!

  7. Haven t tried this yet..your version sounds perfect n yummy..
    Tasty appetite

  8. This is such a beautiful work, I know how hard it is...lot of work, but worth it. Om podi is my Dad fav'...but I never attempted to experiment...now I can try this out with confidence.