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Oma Baath

Rice dish made from Ajwain seeds

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

Oma is the Kannada word for Ajwain seeds. These seeds are excellent for digestion. This receipe was shown by a famous Singer on a cookery show.

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 2 tsp Oma  (Ajwain seeds)
    • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
    • 1/2 cup chopped Onion
    • 5-6 Dry Red chillie + 2 Red Chillies (half broken)
    • 4-5 tblsp grated Dry Coconut
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • a small piece of Tamarind
    • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
    • a pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
    • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
    • 2 tsp Urad dal
    • 2 tsp Channa dal
    • 1 sprig Curry leaves
    • 1 cup Cooked Rice
    • Salt to taste


    1. Grind Oma, Black pepper, Onion, Dry Red chillies, Dry Coconut, Garlic & Tamarind to a paste with very little water. Donot make a fine paste.
    2. Heat Oil in a kadai. Add Hing & Mustard seeds. After the seeds crackle, add Urad dal, Channa dal, broken Red chillies & Curry leaves.
    3. Add the ground masala to the kadai & fry for 1-2 mins. Turn off the heat. Add Cooked Rice & Salt. Mix well & serve hot.