How to make Ommappodi - Gram flour and rice flour dough passed through the mould and deep fried.

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Main Ingredients : Gram Flour, Rice Flour (चावल का आटा)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Snacks and Starters

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The cuisine of Kerala is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people. The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one cannot imagine Kerala food without chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, tamarind and asafoetida. Just a little tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaves. 
The locals put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. 
Kerala has an abundance of jackfruits, pineapples, mangoes, custard apples and an endless variety of bananas. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

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Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Ommappodi Recipe

  • Gram Flour 3 cups

  • Rice Flour 1 tablespoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon

  • Butter 1 lemon size ball

  • Oil for frying

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Grind ajwain to a very fine paste. Mix along with besan, rice flour, butter, salt and enough water to form a soft dough. Heat oil in a pan.

Step 2

Take a small quantity of the dough and press through an ommapodi mould directly into oil.

Step 3

Cook on a moderate flame till done. Cool and store in air tight tins.