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omapodi - sev

Omapodi Recipe

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author Priya Shiva


  • 1 cup Besan/ chickpeas flour
  • 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • 1 tsp Carom Seeds/Ajwain/Omam
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Hot oil
  • Salt to taste
  • vegetable Oil for deep frying


  1. Roast carom seeds in a small frying pan for few minutes on low flame and grind it to make a fine powder.

  2. Sieve gram flour, rice flour, carom seeds powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste in a mixing bowl.

  3. Add hot oil and then start adding water little by little to make a soft dough. 

  4. Add the dough in the pressing machine. Watch video.

  5. Keep the oil in a pan ready for deep frying. Before we start making sev make sure to check if oil is ready. You can check by dropping a small ball of the dough in the hot oil and if it immediately comes on top, oil is ready. Lower the flame and press the pressing machine in a circular motion around the pan.
  6. When sev turn golden colour on both sides, remove from the pan and keep it on a tissue to drain the excess oil.
  7. When it cools down, crush it lightly with hands.
  8. Transfer the content in an airtight container and enjoy it for snacking.

Recipe Notes

  • You will need pressing machine and use the small holes plate to make this snack.
  • Do not fry on high flame or it will easily tuen into dark brown colour.
  • You can also add few roasted curry leaves and peanuts.