Jan 19, 2014

Om podi / Plain Sev

Om podi / Sev has been an all-time favorite for me. I have loved it on every occasion. As a child my mamma used to make this for me when I stayed in a hostel. I used to take them in big covers and stack them in my shelf for quite a while. After coming back from college this had been a perfect tea-time friend for all those lonely evenings. Not only then I have enjoyed this every time it was made

Now my kids enjoy them too but they dont call it om podi - instead they have named it baby murukku. They love it - the only problem being the clean-up task after they have finished eating. You can find bits and pieces of them around every corner of the house they have visited with their bowl in hand. Yes the spilled bits linger around even after a week that we finished eating it ;)

We make this as a regular stock-up snack and also a festive special snack. They also find a good place in chaat items 

Serves... a lot
Serve option... Stocked up and served

This is what u'll need....

Gram Flour - 1 cup
Asafoetida - a pinch
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tspn
Oil for frying 
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....
  • Take a working bowl and add gram flour
  • Add asafoetida, red chilli powder and salt to it
  • Pour water little by little and knead it into a very very soft dough ... little more softer and slippery than chapathi dough
  • Use a stencil with lot of tiny holes
  • Heat up sufficient oil in a shallow but wide pan
  • Put some dough in the mould and squeeze in the dough into the hot oil moving your hands in a circular motion to form a giant multi-line ring
  • Cook on medium heat for around a minute and flip it over slowly. Cook for few more seconds
  • Dont brown it too much or else it tastes burnt. Remove from oil and drain it on paper towels to remove excess oil
  • Let it cool down and crush it gently with you palm to break it
  • Transfer it to an airtight container and enjoy whenever you like

  • Fry on medium heat to get the perfect color and cook to a perfect taste
  • Dont keep the dough too hard or too watery. Make it very soft but not watery

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