Oct 5, 2009

Omapodi / Sev

This is crunchy and quick tea time snack. It is versatile and is used in several dishes. It is used as a topping or to garnish almost all chaat foods. It can be had plain or spiced with some chilli powder and roasted curry leaves. This is prepared at home during festivals like Diwali.
Here is the recipe for crunchy and melt-in-the-mouth omapodi as prepared by my mother-in-law.


Ingredients

Omam /Ajwain - 1 tablespoon(crushed)
Besan/Gram Flour - 1 1/2 cups
Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Hing /Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil - for deep frying

Directions

Soak the omam/ajwain in warm water for about half an hour and strain the liquid.
Combine all the other ingredients together and add the strained omam water. Knead together to form a smooth dough. Add little water if needed.
In a heavy bottomed vessel, add oil for about 2 inches deep.
Fill a murukku/ omapodi presser with the dough and squeeze in required quantities into the hot oil. Lower it to medium heat. After a minute flip the omapodi to the otherside carefully. Once the bubbles subside and both sides get cooked completely and turn to golden brown color, remove it with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels to drain the excess oil.
Garnish with curry leaves roasted in oil/ghee if needed.

Store in an airtight container.
Serve with hot tea/coffee!!

Sending this to Garnish the Dish, Kidz Delight, Diwali Contest 2009 and Sweets and Savouries

50 comments:

  1. Wow.. cool one.....
    Nice table arrangement..

    BTW.. i just finished baking the Zebra Cake with a few variations... :) its come out well... Will post it soon

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  2. Hummmmm yummyy sev, love to have with khaman!!

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  3. yummmy... can you parcel some to Seattle :)

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  4. yum!! I can have these any time of the day!! So tempting! Beautiful presentation Divya :)

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  5. looks awesome... I mom makes it too for Diwali. Will miss it again this year!

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  6. Feel that I should make some.... Very pretty!

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  7. This is one of my favt snack divya! Presentation looks too good..!

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  8. Hi. I love the flavor of Omam. Will like to try this.

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  9. Oh Div..this one's too addictive!!I haven't tried making it myself but whenever we buy this it gets over in no time.Yours look just too good..crispy and crunchy goodness:)

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  10. That snack looks wonderful, and I love your photos. :)

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  11. Hmm..love this snack anytime to munch in...

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  12. Wonderful pic !
    Favorites to prepared during Diwali especially !

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  13. nice click.., who doesn't want sev. I can munch it any time of the day & also take it as a side dish for rice :)

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  14. My whole family is a ompodi fan,looks nice,my family likes the thinner version...but its too hard for me to squeeze thro!!

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  15. i had a lot of these when i visted india..yummy..nice picture..

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  16. Am ready to munch those crisps..looks too prefect..

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  17. mmm..crispy chipsy sev..love to have it alwayz...wonderful snap dear.. :)

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  18. My baby likes this very much..will follow ur recipe ..thanks !!

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  19. Woow you made it at home.., my mom always used to make this, looks so crunchy

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  20. Too good. I have got a presser finally .. haven't tried it out yet. That sev looks perfect Divya! :-)

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  21. yummy ... omapodi looks delicious&lovely presentation!!

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  22. Nice presentation Divya.. As you said, surely melt-in-mouth recipe...

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  23. First time here...yummy omapadi!!!feel like having it....

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  24. Great for snacking and I am sure this will be the kids fav,Divya!

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  25. hey divya...
    I am surprised to see this recipe...my husband loves omapodi....I would love to make it after returning from india which would be after nov 6th:)...Could u tell me what ajwain is....is it something like jeera, but smaller version?..

    Real good one......

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  26. omapodi is all time fav snack..u made it well..we add little rice flour to the recipe..

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  27. OMG! U have set a craving for ompudi!!! i wnt it now!!

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  28. Mouthwatering ompudi... and beautiful clicks too....

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  29. சூப்பர்ப்..மிகவும் நன்றாக இருக்கின்றது.

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  30. Ompodi is always a favorite snack.. This looks lovely! and beautifully presented as well!

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  31. After watching these i too want to try it but dont hv the murukku presser...any suggestions?

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  32. wow, great for snacking. Great recipe and good clicks too dear.

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  33. Oh my, I can just imagine how crunchy and scrumptious these are! Gorgeous!

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  34. Now when Diwali is just round the corner, lots of crunchy snacks and sweets are required. We just call them sev and love to have them in bhelpuri.

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  35. Loooks crispy and yummy. Nice presentation.

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  36. These look great. Wish I had some with my pot of tea this morning.

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  37. wow delicious ompodi. Looks very catchy.

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  38. Nice presentation...this is my favorite snack too :)

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  39. My mouth is watering just looking at the picture. :)

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