Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Omapodi-Omapodi Recipe-How to make Omapodi

Now that summer holidays have started, kids might want something to snack often. So here I am with a very simple Omapodi recipe which can be prepared easily with ingredients available at home. You do not need much ingredients for making this delicious snack. Moreover every house will be having besan, so no need to go hunting for ingredients. Today we will learn how to make omapodi following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Omapodi-How to make omapodi

Omapodi Recipe-How to make Omapodi


 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 5-6 omapodi murukku
 Recipe CategorySnacks-Diwali Snacks
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Bengal gram flour/Besan/kadala mavu - 1 cup
   Ghee/Clarified butter -1 tsp
   Red chilli -2
   Asafoetida/Hing - a generous pinch
   Omam -1/2 tsp (Ajwain, carom seeds)
   Salt to taste
   Oil for deep frying

Before going to the recipe, here is a picture of muruku maker. You have to use the plate with many holes for making omapodi.

muruku maker

Grind red chilli, hing and carom seeds together with little water. Filter it and keep it aside.


Picture 1

Take besan in a bowl, add the ground filtered paste water, a tsp of ghee, salt needed and make a soft dough by adding water little by little.(See Pic -1)

omapodi recipe-How to make omapodi
Picture 2

Make a small cylinder with the dough and put it inside the muruku maker. Heat oil, when the oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium, then press the muruku maker in a circular motion over the hot oil.(To check if the oil is hot, just drop a small piece of dough and if it comes to the surface immediately, then the oil is hot enough to make muruku/omapodi)

Picture 3

Once you have squeezed enough dough as in picture 3, stop pressing the muruku maker. Fry both sides until golden brown. Can you see bubbles in picture 3.

Picture 4

Once it is done, the bubbling noise stops. Omapodi is done. Remove it with a slotted ladle and strain it in a colander.

Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.

After it cools, store it in an airtight container and enjoy.It has a self life of 10-12 days.

Don't miss my delicious and lovely collection of Diwali Snacks and Sweets Recipes 

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, until then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. The omapudi looks yum!!! And I know how addictive it can be :)

  2. i Love oma podi, tis is absolutely making me crave for some now....

  3. Murukulu / janthikalu, we call them with that name,look so tasty and crispy,surely its a kids delight.

  4. Crispy and yummy snack,love this so much.

  5. Feel like munching some,my fav omapodi..

  6. superb pictures and lovely post.will try these asap.

  7. ya dats a simple snack....ajwain is gud for tummy and cold as well

  8. romba nalla iruku...Thanks for sharing

  9. This is our fav..Yours tempt me..such a nice snack...nicely explained..can have at any time...

  10. awesome snack and my fav :)

  11. You are right I already have all the I just need to find a muruku maker! Sounds like a great snack.

  12. Love omapodi .. it is the favorite snack.. loved ur picture, esp.. naming the murukku achu.. :)

  13. Crispy and delicious omapodi..Love it!

  14. Omapodi looks super crispy and delicious.

  15. Loved the step by step explanation.Omapodi look so crispy and crunchy.

  16. Hey I never made it in this way..Always add red chilli powder. This idea of using the masala water is interesting!!

  17. My mom has one of these utensils or instrument and she used to make these a lot :)

  18. one of my fav snacks , i usually add some rice flour too

  19. crunchy the step by step process

  20. My fav. Looks crispy and crunchy!

  21. Crispy and crunchy snack. Lovely.

  22. favorite...:) snaps are too tempting :)

  23. my family's fav snack. u made it nice

  24. Wow,crispy and tasty snack.Lovely presentation.

  25. Crispy & tempting!!! I loves these & mom makes them often :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  26. looks so crunchy and great!! Liked the step by step pictorial..nice work!!

  27. Great recipe... So simple and delicious... Lovely pics too, loved the collage!!
    Have a nice day:)

  28. i'm pathetic when it come to frying it scares my life out! god they look SO good, winner!

  29. How to filter the red chilli ,channa dal,Omam mix?

  30. Can we use mixi to grind channa dal,red chilli and omam?

    1. Unknown- you can use mixie , use the tea strainer to filter.That's it


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