Friday, February 17, 2012
Omapodi is one savory which I don't make often at home because murukku/chakli is our favorite.
It was rainy outside and I so i wanted to make this simple omapodi to be served with coffee.Its so simple to make and it takes less time than any other savory item.
Besan/Chick pea flour - 2 cups
Rice flour - 1cup
Omam/Ajwain/Carom seeds - 1 Tbsp
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Hot oil - 2 tsp
Oil for deep frying
Thenkuzhal press with the disc which has tiny holes.
Heat oil in a deep pan.
Grind the ajwain seeds with 1/2 cup of water and filter it and reserve the water.
In a bowl mix the besan,rice flour,salt,chili powder,asafoetida,2tsp of hot oil,reserved water.
Add more water to make it into a pliable dough.In the thenkuzhal press add the dough.
When oil is hot,squeeze the handle of the press over the oil in concentric circle about 6 inches in diameter.When slightly cooked turn over to the other side ad let it cook till there is no more hissing sound of oil.
Note:Omapodi cooks fastly than murukku and it can get burnt easily.
Drain on an absorbent paper and store in airtight container.
Serve with hot tea/coffee