Omapodi recipe | Diwali snacks recipes | Evening snacks

Omapodi recipe | Diwali snacks recipes | Evening snacks is prepared using kadalai maavu / besan / channa gram flour. This is an easy snack that we can prepare during Diwali too. This omapodi is the main ingredient used in South Indian mixture. This omapodi is used as such for garnishing Mumbai chat items.

For health benefits and nutritional content click gram flour – nutrition and health

Omapodi recipe | Diwali – Ingredients:-
  • besan / gram flour / kadalai maavu – 1 cup
  • rice flour / arisi maavu – 1/2 cup
  • omam / ajwain seeds – 1 tsp
  • water – 1/4 cup
  • salt – to taste
  • butter / vennei – 2 tsp
  • oil – for deep frying
  • red chilly powder / milagai podi – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Omapodi recipe | Diwali – Method of preparation:-

1. Firstly sieve gram flour and rice flour separately to remove any granules inside.

2. Secondly dry roast the omam in a fry pan.

Dry roasting omam
Dry roasting omam

3. Thirdly soak fried omam in 1/4 cup of water for 10 minutes.

Roasted omam in water
Roasted omam in water

4. Mean while take kadalai maavu in a bowl.

Kadalai maavu in a bowl
Kadalai maavu in a bowl

5. Add rice flour.

Rice flour added
Rice flour added

6. Add butter and salt.

Butter and salt added
Butter and salt added

7. Now grind the omam soaked in water in a small mixie jar. Usually it will not be ground smoothly because the quantity is very less. So grind as much as possible and filter it.

Filtered omam after grinding
Filtered omam after grinding
Omam water
Omam water

8. Mix this omam water along with little extra water required to the flour in the bowl. Add chilly powder which is optional and mix the ingredients to make a smooth dough. It will be usually a slightly sticky dough.

Omapodi dough
Omapodi dough

9. Use the small dotted hole in the kitchen press.

Small dotted holes in press
Small dotted holes in press

10. Put the dough in the kitchen press. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Press into circles in hot oil. Turn the side and fry. It will be done in a minute.

Frying omapodi in oil
Frying omapodi in oil

11. Take out and keep it on a tissue.

Omapodi recipe | Diwali snacks recipes | Evening snacks
Omapodi recipe | Diwali snacks recipes | Evening snacks

12. When it is cooled to room temperature, break into pieces and store in air tight containers.

Omapodi recipe | Diwali snacks recipes | Evening snacks
Omapodi recipe | Diwali snacks recipes | Evening snacks

For more Diwali snacks click on the links below

1. Kara Sev recipe | Easy Diwali snack

2. Corn flakes mixture recipe

3. Chettinad thenkuzhal

4. Kaimurukku chettinad

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