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Omapodi (Ajwain Sev)

besan mixture ajwain flavoured

Recipe by rajeswari of pune, IN

u can use 1/2 tsp red chilli instead of green chilli.proportion differs from person to person.don't keep the dough for half an will go brown while and when the dough is prepared,fry them.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 cup Gram flour (Besan)
    • 1/2 cup Rice flour
    • 1 tsp ajwain
    • 1 green chilli
    • 1 tbsp hot oil
    • 2 tsp ghee
    • 3/4 tsp Salt 
    • oil for frying



    1. Soak ajwain in water for half an hour.
    2. Grind it with green chilli and little water to a smooth paste.
    3. Strain them.Ajwain water is ready.
    4. In a large bowl mix besan,rice flour,ghee,ajwain water,salt and add hot oil and pour little water and make a stiff dough.
    5. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
    6. Take the omapudi press(small holes)plate and apply oil inside the press and fill a portion of the dough.
    7. Squeeze the press in clockwise direction to the hot oil.keep the flame in medium.Pour oil with the slotted spoon on the omapodi so that it will be cooked on all sides.
    8. When the bubbles and sound subsides turn it to the other side.
    9. Fry till light golden colour and crispy.
    10. After it cools down,store in air-tight container.
    11. Crispy crunchy omapodi is ready.


    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Hi Rajeswari!.Neat recipe for a nice evening snack.Where r u now?.in Dubai or Pune.

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