Diwali is fast approaching, so here comes the most easiest savoury for Diwali. As you see, I will be posting so many sweet recipes. Yes I have a sweet tooth. But Ashwath is not a fan of sweets. He always enjoys savoury snack compared to sweet. Oma podi is one among them. H always buys him a packet of oma podi, whenver ,he visits Indian groceries. For , him I prepared this easy oma podi for Diwali. As I am preparing snacks ahead of Diwali, everything is disappearing fast. My Mil is an expert in preparing oma podi. And this is her fool proof recipe. Prepare ,it you will fell in love.
1.Besan Flour - 1 cup
2.Rice flour - 1/4 cup
3.Omam / Ajwain seeds - 1 tsp
4.Butter - 1 tbsp.
5.Hot oil - 1 tbsp.
6.Salt - 1/4 tsp
7.Oil - For frying
8.Water - As needed
Soak omam in 2 tbsp of water for half an hour. If you ran out of time, then just dry roast the omam and soak in hot water, this way, omam will be soaked very well. Don't add too much omam, as it may cause bitterness to the oma podi.
Now add butter. It should be at room temperature. Make the dough into crumble. Now slowly add the omam water and start kneading the dough. We can also add some more water to the dough. Knead it into a soft dough. Take a tbsp. of hot oil, add it to the dough. This will help us to get crispy oma podis.
Press the dough into thin strands in the hot oil. Don't heat the oil too much, then oma podi will become black soon. We don't need to flip the oma podi, as it is too thin, it will get cooked very quickly. May be within a minute.
Strain the oma podi on a hand towel. When it is cooled completely, store in air tight container.