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Friday, October 7, 2011

Homemade Oma Podi /Sev | Step-by-Step Diwali Recipe!!!

Oma Podi / Sev is a simple and tasty fried savory. It tastes great as it is and widely used in chaats and mixture. Its aromatic with Omam/Ajwain/Bishop weed. This is popular in all sweet and savory shops in India. This is my kids and in-laws favourite as its not spicy.

This recipe is taught by my in-laws.

Step-by-Step Photos

Testing the flow

Kadalai Maavu/Besan/Chickpea Flour - 4 cups
Rice flour - 1 tablespoon
Omam/Ajwain/Bishop Weed - 2 tspns
Salt as required
Oil for deep frying

Preparation Method
Soak Omam in water for 1 hour and then boil it with water to get Omam water. Allow it to cool. This is for mixing the dough.
Then filter the water and keep.
In a wide vessel, put kadalai maavu, salt and mix with omam water as required to a soft dough. Make equal portions of the dough.(1tablespoon rice flour to get crispy)
Heat oil in a kadai/wok, take a small portion of the dough, put in murukku/omapodi nazhi/hand press gadget.
Press in the hot oil fully in a circle wide.
Let it cook, turn around and deep fry.
Take it on a tissue paper and just press by hand and make small pieces.

Homemade Oma Podi is ready. I love this with sambar rice and rasam rice.

Notes :
- Do not put the whole omam as it will block the holes of the murukku nazhi/ gadget.
- Use the fine and small hole sevva nazhi.
- Adding Rice flour(optional), it will be crispy.


Daisy Roshan on October 7, 2011 at 6:03 PM said...

i like this super crispy oma podi...

Indian Khana on October 7, 2011 at 7:04 PM said...

Looks this..nice one

Tina on October 7, 2011 at 7:45 PM said...

perfect and tempting..

Aruna Manikandan on October 7, 2011 at 8:12 PM said...

looks perfect dear :)

Rekha shoban on October 7, 2011 at 8:35 PM said...

nicely shown stepwise pic....looks very crispy and perfect....very bad sad u didnt give to me when i came to ur house :-(

Priya Suresh on October 7, 2011 at 9:43 PM said...

Feel like munching some,love this flavourful sev..

chef and her kitchen on October 7, 2011 at 9:46 PM said...

love this one anytime...perfect n crisp

Saraswathi Iyer on October 8, 2011 at 12:00 AM said...

Thank you friends.

Nalini's Kitchen on October 8, 2011 at 3:33 AM said...

One of my favorite,I am your new follower.Please do drop at my space.

Unknown on October 8, 2011 at 5:27 AM said...

Yum, yum, yum, they have come out so perfectly.

KrithisKitchen on October 8, 2011 at 7:22 AM said...

Yummy... Thanks for sharing.. you could send this to our festival event this month...
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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. on October 8, 2011 at 8:33 AM said...

Hi,This Oma podi luks crisp and supergood.Perfect recipe for a nice teatime.Thanks for the add and being my 100th Blog friend.Enjoy Cooking!.

Prathima Rao on October 8, 2011 at 7:45 PM said...

Crispy oma podi!!! Very nicely explained Sara..These are one of our fav farsans!!
Prathima Rao
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Jayanthy Kumaran on October 8, 2011 at 8:42 PM said... I have the confidence to try at home n have credits..:)
thanks for sharing dear..
Tasty Appetite

Prema on October 9, 2011 at 5:59 PM said...

U know sara,aishu's fav snack...she simply love it...U have done it Perfectly...diwali vandachi pollairruku:)

Sravs on October 9, 2011 at 10:59 PM said...

So crispy and yummy !!

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Kalyani on October 10, 2011 at 12:31 PM said...

hi Sara!

That step by step recipe looks very good :-) btw, you have been tagged in a 7 – links game. Check today’s post(10th Oct) on my blog for more details.
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Raks on October 10, 2011 at 7:45 PM said...

Love it anytime to munch on!

Torviewtoronto on October 18, 2011 at 8:51 AM said...

delicious looking snack Saraswathi


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