41 OMA PODI / SEV


omam/ oma/ ajwain /ajwana - 3 tsp
Gram flour/ besan/ Channa dhal powder/ senaga pindi/ kadala maavu - 2 cups
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Salt as needed
Hing - few sprinkles(optional)
Hot oil - 2 tsp
Oil for deep frying

In a bowl take both flours along with salt, hing if using and mix well. Also add 2 tsp of hot oil. To it add omam ( Have 2 options here. You can either soak omam in water overnight or for 4 hours and grind to a paste with water. Filter and extract nice pulp and can also dilute them with water. This water can be mixed with the flour to a nice dough consistency or 2. Can powder the ajwain seeds and sieve with a siever to get a nice powder. Can powder the remaining and follow the same procedure. This powder can be added to the flour, mixed and add water to prepare a dough consistency.


Grease a sev/oma podi press with oil and fill in some dough. Press on hot oil directly. Fill in as much as your kadai/pan fits. Wait and turn slowly. Fry till nice brown and crispy. Continue the same procedure until you are done with the mix. Cool and store in a air tight container. Can crush into pieces/small. This can be had as a snack as it is or can be mixed when making your mixture/chevda or can be added as toppings on your chaats.

This recipe is sent in by my aunt Gomathi.

Omam/ ajwain jwain seeds are very tiny, ridged and oval in shape. These grayish-green colored seeds appear as cumin seeds. These seeds are chewed as they are considered to be of medicinal value. They are of bitter and hot taste. Is traditionally known as a digestive aid, relieves abdominal discomfort due to indigestion and antiseptic. In southern parts of India dry ajwain seeds are powdered and soaked in milk, which is then filtered and fed to babies. Many assume that it releaves colic in babies and for kids it also improves digestion and appetite. Raw ajwain smells almost exactly like thyme because it also contains thymol, but is more aromatic and less subtle in taste, as well as slightly bitter and pungent. It tastes like thyme or caraway, only stronger. Even a small amount of raw ajwain will completely dominate the flavor of a dish.

41 comments/Reactions:

Swathi said...

Omapodi i love it.Amma used to make it a lot. Nice presentation of curry leaves on the top

Satya said...

ompodi is my favorite too ...u made it so perfectly ...lovely click

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

aipi said...

so perfect..love the curry leaves on top!

US Masala

Pushpa said...

My mom always made it for me for deepawali.My fav snack.

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Ramya said...

Looks crispy and yummy..Diwali vandhacha??

Torviewtoronto said...

looks delicious crispy snack

RAKS KITCHEN said...

My kids and hubby's favorite,I always make them for diwali without fail :) looks crispy and love the presentaion topping with curry leaves

Nitha said...

Love this snack.. never tried at home..

Shanthi said...

Love this anytime perfect and well presented

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

this is my all time favorite Padma...thanks for sharing the recipe..
den, 2day im going to make your mushroo..

Nandini said...

I love oma podi. It looks very appetizing and great!

Santosh Bangar said...

oma podi is looking tempting good snack for evening

Hari Chandana said...

looks perfect and yummy.. thanks for sharing dear.. :)

chaitrali pathak said...

looks nice

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Padma..i made mushroom biriyani with your recipe 2day..it was really delicious...

Aparna S Mallya said...

Looks like a good snack.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

looks perfect n super snack!!

Nostalgia said...

I don't have to buy it from the store anymore! Yea! and Thankyou. :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, they look so good. Mom prepares it for Diwali :)

kothiyavunu.com said...

Superb padma..love have some rite away.

kitchen queen said...

lovely and crispy omapodis my hot favourite.

Geetha Anand. said...

Padma, I love it.... along with the recipe, I like your description of omam........

Gulmohar said...

Looks super perfect

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Omapodi looks crispy & Yummy. Loved the presentation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

lissie said...

omapodi looks so crispy and yummy! a perfect tea time snack..






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

Yummy oma podi...one of my favorites...
Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Sadhana said...

Can i have some Padma :-)

coolblogger said...

lovely.thnx for te recipe.
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Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy! Could I have some too ?

Chitra said...

I never tried this..will try sometime..

Rachana said...

Looks fantastic!

Sarah Naveen said...

nice recipe..looks so delicious..

Yummy Team said...

WOW!! That looks perfect!! Great effort..

FoodLovers said...

gr8 job Padma

Jaisy James said...

wow looks so nice

Kalyani said...

nice recipe .......

Padma said...

Thanks a lot everyone. You are welcome to have anytime :)

Padma said...

@ Lena thanks dear for trying and letting me know.

Cham said...

My son's favorite snack. Reminds Deepavali!

Parita said...

Sev looks so yummy...all crispy and perfect snack time munching :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome..Thanks Padma...When I tried it came out very well...

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