ஓமம் (in Tamil) अजवाइन (in Hindi) Bishops Weed or Carom Seeds has a good digestive property.
Omapodi is an Indian snack.
Preparation Time: 45mins
Besan/Bengal Gram Flour – 1/2 Cup
Omam – 1 tea spoon
Red Chillies – 2
To make this you would need something like below:
Grind the ajwain seeds with red chillies using a blender or mixer grinder.
In a bowl add 1/2 cup besan, pinch of asafoetida, grounded mixture, salt to taste and knead into dough by adding water. Make sure that the dough is not watery or too thick.
Leave the dough aside for 5minutes.
Heat oil in a pan. Simultaneously roll the dough into balls and put into the omapodi maker. Once the oil is hot, squeeze the dough via the omapodi make into the oil. Fry till it turns golden brown and then turn it over and fry the other side. Make sure you do not make it black and then it is edible.
Put it in a container and drain the oil. Once it coools down, transfer to an air tight container.
Enjoy this snack with nice cup of masala tea on a rainy day.