ஓமப்பொடி Chakli – Recipe

ஓமம்  (in Tamil) अजवाइन  (in Hindi) Bishops Weed or Carom Seeds has a good digestive property.
Omapodi is an Indian snack.
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Preparation Time: 45mins
Ingredients:
Besan/Bengal Gram Flour – 1/2 Cup
Omam – 1 tea spoon
Red Chillies – 2
Asfoetida/Hing/Perungayam
Salt

Preparation:
To make this you would need something like below:
Omapodi
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.

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Drumstick Curry – Recipe

This is quick to prepare around 30mins.

Ingredients:

To chop:-
Drumstick – 2
Tomato – 1
Potato – 1
Onion – 1
Green chillies – 3
Salt

To garnish:-
Curry leaves

To grind:-
Red Chillies – 4
Grated coconut – 1/4cup
Tamarind – (small size)

Preparation:
Dry roast the red chiilies. After it cools down grind it smoothly along with grated coconut and tamarind.

Cut drumstick into equal pieces. For easier cooking you could boil the drumstick with water for 10mins.
Peel potato and cut it into small pieces. Similarly cut tomato and onion and green chillies.
In a pan heat oil. When it is half hot add mustard seeds. Once it spurts add cut onion and fry it till turns golden brown. Then add cut green chillies followed by curry leaves. Once this is fried add tomatoes, potatoes and then drumstick.

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Mix all the contents, fry for 2mins. Now add the grinded contents. Mix well and add required salt as per taste. Allow it to boil and keep stirring regularly. Once the drumstick changes colour, the cooking is complete.

Drumstick curry is now ready to be had with rice or chappatis.

PS: This is a semi konkan style preparation.