Monday

Omapodi



I love this snack and i guess so do many...I usually abstain from making deep fried food...but sometimes i prefer to make than to buy..b'coz of the huge packets we get in indian stores. Really!! why don't they keep smaller packets..it is not that smaller sizes are not available..the haldiram packet is huuuge and i think for a family of 2 it is waay too much. I am not one who can take a handfull and stop..i keep going for seconds and thirds..and in no time the packet is finished and i feel sick..and i mean really sick..coz too much of oil is just nasty...

I really wanted to eat alu chat and wanted a sprinkle of sev on top..so i decided to fry-up a small batch. I thought the noodles came out look wierd!! but they tasted good..so i was a happy camper...

This gives only 2 to 3 circles...so it is good for portion control :)

Recipe:

1.Besan - 3/4 cup
2.Rice flour - 1 tsp.
3.Ajwain - 1/2 tsp.
4.Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp.
5.Salt - to taste...about 1/2 tsp.
6.Hot oil - 1 tbls
7.Oil- for deep frying

Method:

1. Make a tight dough with ingredients 1-6 using some warm water.

2. Take a sev press and press out in a circular fashion in hot oil.

3. Deep fry till golden brown and drain on a colander that has been lined with lots of oil absorbant paper.

4. When they are cooled, transfer the omapodi to closed dabbas and try doing portion-control ;)...

Notes:

1. When you make the dough..let it not be too hard..or ur hands will really hurt when you press.

2. When you press, let the oil be on high..but when you start to fry make the flame medium high..b'coz you do not want the omapodi to brown out too quick.




I am also submitting the above pic to the Click event started by the Jugalbandi team.

27 comments:

Madhu said...

Oh love this sanck very nice entry..we call this as khara sev.

easycrafts said...

Nice colour of the sev...I too have made it, yet to post

Richa said...

Yummy yum :)
they do come in mini packets, but those are reserved only for in-flight servings ;)
sometimes i add galic, being the garlico-holic that i'm!

bee said...

thanks for yor entry, dear rajitha.

sagari said...

lovelyyy omapodi and looksss very yummyy we call it as karalu

Latha Narasimhan said...

All our savories resemble noodles! Who says noodles are chinese! :) So it is my turn to make theen kuzhal! :)

Nags said...

a very addictive snack :)

TBC said...

Great! all I need is my cup of tea now:-)

sra said...

The second shot is really nice, Rajitha, has that freshly-fried, clean look.

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

i very much agree with u, rajitha, these things are really difficult to hold back...w keeo going back, but its human i suppose

Raaga said...

looks so pretty!!

Lissie said...

this is my favourite! but never made them at home...will surely try this :D

Happy cook said...

I love them too. Next time when i am in India i am going to buy one of these pressers so i can make all these snacks

Namratha said...

Sev is too yummy to stop at one handful, totally agree with you! :) This looks delicious and crisp...

Rina said...

Love omapodi rajitha. Thanks for the recipe

remya said...

love these crunchy sev's...i too love all these fries...cannot stop eating these... finish a pack in a day...nice color:-))

Kribha said...

Love your golden colored omapodi. My sister's fav. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Red Chillies said...

loved the closeup picture. Gosh! I could eat a batchful of these

Laavanya said...

I really like omapodi... yours looks so good. I just finished all the diwali goodies and now you are tempting me with this?
You are right.. everything comes in Big packages here!

Rajitha said...

madhu - thnks :)..

easy crafts - u are on a roll..ribbon pakodam..now sev!! nice :)

richa - ha ha...garlic sounds good to me too..will do that next time ...thnks!

bee - anytime bee..i wanted to click last time too..but it was eggs..unless u mention the future theme as cuts of meat..you can count me in girlie!!

sagari - ahh..i love the fact there are similarities in food but the names are different...

latha- i loove theen kuzal..but my mom refuses to make them after one scary incident ;)

nags - it is addictive..

TBC - c'mon..let head over to Laavanya's place ;)

sra - me to girl..i sent the second one for the event...

a.k.s & w.r.h - isn't it hard..i admire people who can have a small bowl and say enough....

raaga - long time no see girl ;)...and thnks :)

lissie - do try..it is easy..

happy cook - you must re. esp. when there are events going on and new recipes to try...i have never made any omapodi or pakkodam until i started blogging :)

namratha - aah..so you agree with me..i knew i will have u on my side ;)

rina - same here girl...

remya - i know i finish it in a sitting and feel bad the rest of the day ;)

kribha - what is ur fav. snack kribha?? and glad to have helped :)

red chillies - thnks :)..me too..i ate all the fried up stuff at one go ;)

laavanya - sorry re...but u had diwali goodies..how cool is that!! and u know..sometimes i feel i should split the huge bhujia packet with some friend just so that i can eat but get portion control!!

Vcuisine said...

Rajitha, the last picture is tempting to prepare this delicious snack. The creamy lasanga, Navratan Kurma, Keerai, Lauki gravies are excellent. Particularly Cinnamon cake - beautiful. Will try soon. Take care. Viji

RAKS KITCHEN said...

You made me mouthwatering with this omapodi rajitha!!!
Nice picture :))

Sandeepa said...

isn't it like sev ? Looks very pretty

Rajitha said...

viji - thnks :)...i hope you have been able to settle to ur routine..looking fwd to ur regular posts :)

raks - thnks :)

yes it is sandeepa..but omapudi is a little thicker and it has ajwain...and thnks :)

Sig said...

how did i miss this post... I love such snacks, and I am thankful for the huge haldiram packets, less trips to the Indian store ;)

ServesYouRight said...

Delicious snack and your explanation makes perfect sense ;-)

Smita

Rajitha said...

sig - how do u do portion control girl..it is impossible for me!!

smita - thnks ;)