June 15, 2016

Oma Podi

A perfect, crunchy, crispy and easy  snack to distribute to nears and dears for Diwali. It just tastes awesome to have with hot coffee or Tea in the evening. My MIL's favorite snack. But now a days she scares to eat besan flour items. So I substituted Roasted gram powder.  A healthy flavoured snack with less ingredients.

  • Pre time: 20 mins
  • Cooking time: 20 mins
  • Yields: 1 kg

Ingredients for making Oma podi:


  • Roasted gram flour 4 cups (Pottukadalai maavu)
  • Raw Rice flour 2 cups
  • Omam (Ajwain) 1 tb spoon
  • Red chilli powder 2 tea spoons
  • Hot oil 2 tb spoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Hing powder 1 tea spoon
  • Oil for deep frying

How to make Omapodi?

Powder the roasted gram (Pottukadalai) in a mixie to fine powder, sieve it and keep aside.
Powder the Ajwain in mixie finely and sieve it in a tea strainer and keep aside. 
In a broad vessel add the rice flour, roasted gram flour, chilli powder, hing powder, Omam powder (ajwain),  salt and hot oil and mix well .
Add water  and knead well to soft dough.


Take handful of dough and put it into the mould. Once the oil is heated press it on the oil and deep fry it.



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