• Gram flour(Kadalai mavu) –  1-1/2 cups
  • Rice flour – 1cup
  • Salt – 1tsp
  • Omam(ajwain) – 1tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp.
  • Oil for frying
  • Ghee – 1tsp.

Omapodi  2


  • Mix the gram flour rice flour, salt, chilli powder, asafoetida and ghee.
  • Grind the omam with water  and filter it.
  • Add omam water and make a dough using enough water.
  • The consistency should be such that one can press without too much effort.
  • Ensure that it is not watery or too stiff.
  • Heat oil in fry-pan.
  • Using Omapodi acchu fill the Nazhi with the dough.
  • Make omapodis in the hot oil.
  • Drain on a colander or sieve.
  • Once cold store in airtight containers.
  • After one round of omapodi is over wash the acchu to facilitate making omapodis.

Omapodi  1

Omapodi  3

Courtesy : Smt Vyjayanthi Sundarajan

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