Pesara Karapusa | Moong Dal Ompodi / Sev | Diwali Savories | Step by Step Recipes

>>  Monday, October 17, 2011

For the second day of the Blogging Marathon, as a Diwali special we made this savory dish with Moong dal along with Rice flour. We made both the flours at home, it turns out pretty easy too if you want to make it for smaller quantity.

It's called Pesara Karapusa, which unlike the Ompodi, tastes more like a thin murukku. Of course you can replace this for your regular ompodi in your Bhel or just snack on it. If you have the moong dal flour ready at hand, this is a quick dish to make. 

Sunday was very hectic as I met my school friends. Some of them I am meeting after 19 years. It was total fun time and enjoyed the nostalgic memories that came back to mind. Kids are having a day off because of the local elections, while that gives me some breathing space to make something new.

Pesara Karapusa | Moong Dal Ompodi / Sev ~ Step by Step Picture Recipe

Pesara Karapusa | Moong Dal Ompodi

Ingredients Needed:

Moong Dal - 1 cup
Rice flour - 2 cups
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Ajwain / Bishop weeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water - for kneading
Oil for Deep frying

For using the Ajwain/ Bishop weeds:

When you have to use Ajwain in snacks as these, you can use it in two ways.

1. Soak Ajwain in 1/2 water for 10 mins, grind in a mixer. Strain through a sieve and use the water while mixing the dough.

2. Heat a pan, dry roast the Ajwain, allow to cool and then grind to a powder.

You can follow either of the above methods when you want to use ajwain in the savories.

How to make Pesara karapusa

Roast and grind moong dal to a fine flour. Same for Rice flour.

In a bowl, take the flours, add red chilies, salt.

Add the vamu/ Ajwain to the flour. Add water slowly till you get a soft dough.

Fill this into Ompodi achu and press it out in hot oil.

Cook on both sides and drain to a kitchen towel.
Sending this to the following events:

Suma, who is hosting my favorite event MLLA# 40, an event started by Susan

Serve it - Festival Potluck hosted by Krithi and Danny 


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#9


Chitra October 17, 2011 at 8:10 AM  

lovely om podi...using mooong dal is different it

Tina October 17, 2011 at 9:23 AM  

Delicious and crispy..

Apu October 17, 2011 at 10:56 AM  

Looks wonderful - love namkeen and this sure is the season!!

The Pumpkin Farm October 17, 2011 at 11:28 AM  

love the idea of using mung dal.lovely picture

Janu October 17, 2011 at 1:24 PM  

I love this!!

Priya October 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM  

Ompodi with moongdal looks quite different from the usual one,thanks for sharing..

Nalini's Kitchen October 17, 2011 at 7:15 PM  

Omapodi with moong dhal sounds new to me,looks tempting.

Harini October 17, 2011 at 7:26 PM  

Good one..these kind of snacks will just disappear.

sangee vijay October 17, 2011 at 8:58 PM  

we too make omapodi using moong dal flour...but i forget the composition :( thank you so much for sharing this recipe...will try this for sure...

Krithi's Kitchen October 18, 2011 at 2:03 AM  

Super aromatic omapodis!
Krithi's Kitchen
Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

divya October 18, 2011 at 5:57 AM  

love it dear! and looks awesome too!

Cool Lassi(e) October 18, 2011 at 6:28 AM  

Omapodi looks crunchy and too perfect. I guess one can add this into mixture and such!

Rani acharyulu October 18, 2011 at 6:39 AM  

I never tried omapodi with moong dal,nice recipe looks so tempting!!

veena krishnakumar October 18, 2011 at 9:07 AM  

Never tried with Moong dhal. Looks crispy!!!

Suma Gandlur October 18, 2011 at 9:12 AM  

Looks fabulous. I use this flour to make regular chaklis.

Rajani October 18, 2011 at 8:46 PM  

I am not good at making things like these from scratch, but I am great at finishing them off :)). Super omapodi!

Apurva Dhage June 18, 2016 at 8:35 PM  

How to make thin sev ? Is it possible without rice flour ? Grinding in mixer gives a different texture to the moong dal.

Srivalli June 19, 2016 at 12:32 PM  

Apurva The measurement I gave plus the press I used gives thin sev. I used the regular ompodi hole for this.

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