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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

OMAPODI

OMAPODI,HOW TO MAKE OMAPODI,OMAPODI RECIPE
Photo courtesy: My friend Mrs.Kala

INGREDIENTS: 

Gram flour - 2 cups
Rice flour - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tablespoons OR Hot oil - 2 ladles
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp.
Hing - a generous pinch
Ajwain (Omam) - 2 tablespoons OR Omum water(store bought) - 1/2 cup 
Salt  - to taste
Oil - To deep fry

METHOD:

Soak omum in water for 1/2 an hour, grind and filter. Combine all the  ingredients (except oil) using this filtered  liquid OR use omum water (store bought) and knead to form a medium soft dough.

Heat oil in a kadai. Make balls out of the dough, place it in a omapodi achu and press it firmly, in a circular motion, directly into the oil. Flip gently on both sides and take out when golden brown. Ensure medium heat of oil. Proceed with the remaining mixture.

Friday, October 17, 2014

ALMOND BALLS / ALMOND BUTTER BALLS


INGREDIENTS:

Almond (Badam) (powdered) - 1  cup
Milk powder - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 3/4  cup
Milk (boiled) - 3 tablespoons
Cardamom powdered - 1/4 tsp.
Butter - 2 tablespoons

METHOD:

Bring  butter to room temperature. Dry roast almonds just until hot and blend it with skin to a fine powder.

Heat a heavy-bottomed OR non-stick pan.  Combine all ingredients and saute in medium flame for 2 minutes. When  it rolls like a mass, transfer to a greased surface. When warm, knead well and shape to balls. Almond balls are ready.

Microwave version :
Combine all ingredients. Microwave high for 2 minutes. Take out, stir well and MW high for 11/2 more minutes. Take out, stir well and MW high again for 1  minute. Remove and keep mixing for a minute. When warm, shape to small balls.