Gram flour 2 cups
Omam seeds 2 teaspoons
Turmeric powder 1 pinch
Asafoetida powder 1 pinch
Baking \powder 1 pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Special equipment: Wooden press as in murukku with omapodi mould which has smaller holes.
Sieve the gram flour and grind the omam to powder.
Add omam powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt to the gram flour and mix well.
To this add warm water and make it into smooth dough without any lumps.
Just add enough water to form soft dough.
Fill an omapodi mould and squeeze the dough in rings directly into hot oil in a pan and fry until golden and crispy.
Drain, dry and store.