Friday, October 17, 2014

Om Podi/Besan Flour Noodles

They say, "Pictures say a thousand words" or "Pictures speak louder than words"! But know what, I completely disagree when it comes to food. Food can never be described completely in words or pictures but can only be tasted,felt and enjoyed. This is by no means a justification for the 'not-so-great' pictures of my post, but I really really mean it.Still don't trust me? Pinky promise, I say! You got to trust me now.

So 'Oma Podi' is another classic Tamil savory snack. Those of you who know 'Sev' or 'Bhujia', you are close. They are all cousins in the family of Indian snacks. And  my other non Indian friends out there, how can I miss ya! You can call them Chickpea/Gram flour noodles.This is again a deep fried goodie (yes, we love deep fried goods.) It is super easy to make and the pictures did not turn out as much as I wanted it to be, but that should not stop me from sharing the recipe with you, right? As Diwali is nearing, who would want to miss on such a simple recipe.


Gram flour/Besan flour/Chickpea flour : 1 cup
Rice flour: 1/4 cup
Carom seeds (omam) : 1/2 tsp
Water: 1/4 cup
Salt: to taste
Oil: to deep fry


1. Grind carom seeds, salt and water to a smooth paste
2. Heat oil in a pan for deep fry.
3. Mix the flour and add about 2 tbs hot oil from the pan to the mixture.
4. Strain the ground liquid.
5. Make a dough by adding water little by little as needed.The dough should be not too tight or too soft.


1. You will need a sev/murukku/chakli maker for this with very tiny holes attachment.

2. Insert a portion of the dough to the sev maker.

3. Press the maker in circular motion to the hot oil.

4. Fry good until bubbles subsides turning it over for even cooking.

5. Transfer them to a paper towel.


Make sure it is at least half cooked before turning it over so it does not break to piece which is what happened to mine :( But even if it did, there is going to be no compromise on the taste.

Refer Mullu Murukku for more information on the chakli/murukku/sev maker. Please let us know if you would like a detailed post on the chakli maker. Should you have doubts, you know what to do : leave us your doubt in the comment below and I promise we will get back to you at the earliest. Pinky promise again! 

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