Thursday, November 21, 2013


                 Can we imagine any party or function in South India without Mixture? It is an evergreen snack item.
                 Murukkus and Mixture are the essential savouries made at home during Deepavali.After we developed a liking for Bhel Poori,I started preparing Mixture
frequently whenever we felt like eating Bhel Poori.Preparing Oma Podi at home is easier than going to the shop and buying it for Bhel poori, if we just have 30 mins. and above all the interest.The ingredients are commonly available at home.


Time Taken  30 mins.

Finished Product  500 gms.

Ingredients :

kadalai Mavu ( Channa Dhal Flour )    2 cups.
Rice Flour              1/2 cup.
Peanut     3/4 to 1 cup.
Aval               3/4   to 1 cup.
Salt, Hing, Turmeric Powder, Curry Leaves.
Chilly Powder   2 tsp.
Oil        2 cups

Method :

1. Mix well the 2 flours with 1 tsp. of salt, Hing ,Turmeric Powder and 1 tsp. of Chilly
    Powder. Make a dough as for Murukku by adding water.Once the oil is hot, 1 tsp. of
    hot oil can be added for crispness. Some people add 1 cup of Rice Flour to 2 cups of
    Kadalai Mavu in the ratio of 2 : 1.We always mix Kadalai Mavu and rice flour in the
    ratio of 2 :1.

2. Press the flour using the Murukku mould and the stopper with small holes ( Oma Podi
    chillu ).One side of the Oma Podi gets cooked in the oil very quickly within 30 secs.
    Turn to the next side and remove from the oil.

3. Like this prepare oma podi for 3/4 of the dough. Add some water to the remaining dough to make a batter of dosa batter consistency. Pour on a perforated ladle and the dough will fall in the shape of small ball. Omce the bubbles stop, remove from oil. This will be over in 2 or 3 times. People who have little more time can make oma podi for 2 cups of kadalai mavu. Next they can make a separate batter for kara boondi with 1 cup of kadalai mavu. This is the ration my MIL follows and i followed that when we were a big family. Only recently i do mixture frequently and quickly inventing my own method of step 2.
4. Even if you are using roasted Peanuts, fry them, then the Aval and Curry Leaves in the

5. Break the Oma Podi gently and mix everything well. Those who wish can add extra salt
    and 1 / 2 tsp. of chilly powder.

6. Maida Biscuits, fried corn flakes, Channa dhal, soaked and fried,Banana or Potato
    chips can also be added.

Note :

With the above ingredients, we can easily prepare crisp and tasty Mixture within 30 mins.
If we have the special perforated ladle with rims, the Peauts and Aval can be fried and easily removed from the oil in a single time.The Kara Boondi can also be collected from the oil easily.Some Oma Podi can be reserved for Bhel Poori.

When we use 1 cup of kadalai Mavu exclusively for Boondi, 2 tbsp. can be grabbed for
Thayir Vadai.

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