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Omapodi Recipe | Sev | Plain Sev

Omapodi or Plain sev is an easy and yummy evening snack that goes very well with Chai. It is made with gram flour and ajwain.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 344kcal

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Kadai
  • Muruku Press


  • 1 tsp Ajwain / Omam
  • ¼ cup Warm Water
  • 1 cup Besan Flour / Kadai Maavu
  • ¼ cup Rice Flour
  • 1 tbsp Soft unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp Hot Oil
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil For deep frying


  • Dry roast the ajwain till a nice aroma comes. Cooldown and then crush it using a mortar and pestle. Soak in warm water for 15 mins. After that filter the water and set aside.
  • In a sieve add in the Besan Flour, Rice Flour, and Salt. Sieve it completely.
  • To the flour add in the Hot oil, Soft Butter, and the Warm Ajwain Water. Mix well.
  • Sprinkle water little by little if required and knead it to a soft dough. Fill the dough into the Sev press or Idiyappam press to ¾ th. Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Once the oil is hot enough, Keep the flame into medium and then press the sev directly to the oil in a circular fashion.
  • Once its cooked turn the side and cook the other sides. Till the bubbling sound ceases. Remove from the Kadai and strain in paper tissue. Repeat the same process and continue the dough fully.
  • Allow it to cool completely and break into small pieces and store in an airtight container. Serve as a snack with coffee/ tea in the evening


You can add ¼ tsp of turmeric powder in the dough to make it look yellow.
Keeps good for 2 weeks.
Prepare the Sev immediately after kneading the dough.
Use the idiyappam press or the Sev. The Size of the sev depends on the holes in the sev press.
You can use the sev in many recipes like Chat , Mixture or can be had as it is.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.1g | Protein: 9.6g | Fat: 20.1g | Saturated Fat: 4.2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 4.4g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword Omapodi, Plain sev, Sev
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