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Oma Podi – Guest Post for Krithi @KrithisKitchen

Posted By Vardhini On April 15, 2012 @ 9:32 pm In Diwali,Gallery,Guest Posting,Indian,Kid Friendly,Snacks | 6 Comments

This is a guest post for my dear friend Krithi who blogs at KrithisKitchen. Oma Podi is a South Indian deep fried snack and is very easy to make. I probably have told this quite a few times already, but blogging has opened a whole new world for me and brought me a lot of friends. My first interaction with Krithi was roughly a year ago when she was hosting the pancake event. I was new to blogging and did not know how to link up to the event :) . Thus, started my conversation with her on the same.
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Over the past year we have interacted a lot of times and I was thrilled when she asked me to do the guest post and finally decided on this yummy South Indian snack. She has a warm and cozy blog and her pictures are adorable. She does a lot of fusion cooking and her recipes are mostly healthy.

Tea time snack :) .


  • 1 cup besan (kadala maavu)
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp ajwain (omam) soaked in 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • Asafoetida
  • Oil to deep fry



Soak ajwain in hot water for an hour.


We have to extract the water. For this mash the ajwain with a spoon to get the flavors.


Then strain using a tea strainer. Keep the strained water aside.


Take besan and rice flour in a bowl.


Add asafoetida and turmeric powder.


Add salt.


Add ghee.


Add the strained ajwain water little by little and form a stiff dough. (If more water is needed, use regular water.)


Dough ready.


We need a murukku press for this and this is the disc we will be using.


Heat oil in a vessel and load the murukku maker with the dough. Directly press the murukku maker over the hot oil allowing the strands to fall into the oil. Keep moving the murukku press to form a circle.


When the hissing sound stops the oma podi is done. Remove from oil. It hardly takes time to cook because it is thin.


Oma podi ready.

Stack of yummy oma podi ready to be eaten.


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