Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Omapodi Recipe - Plain Sev | Easy Diwali Snacks

Omapodi Recipe
As I've told, mittu is picky even when it comes to snacks...she loves omapodi and nendran chips.....and I've rarely seen her enjoying cookies/biscuits. The other day when I was getting her ready to school, she asked amma I want omapodi.....in the busy hours I ignored even lending ears to her and rushed her downstairs.....After waving bye and having a deep breath , I heard what she said.....browsed around ammas cookbooks , my collections and finally made this omapodi and guess what?! Mittu was surprised to see omapodi when she returned and the first thing she asked was: amma from where did you buy this?! haha She totally loved it and said amma make this for me often ok?! And that made my day complete!! :)
Having been very busy in the kitchen for the past weeks to fill up this space with more diwali specials, I totally forgot that diwali is only 2 weeks away.....and only now I've started to post the recipes that I made ready for this Diwali.......As I dont want the recipes to wait in the drafts so planned to atleast rush with my recipes from today :)
Though diwali reminds me of lights, crackers, new clothes, distributing sweets to neighbors.....On the other side each channel competiting with their own special programs, movies and diwali releases the whole city looks festive which sets the diwali mood .The best part I enjoy is making sweets/savouries at home and it has become even more special when I started to make on my own.
Plain Sev Recipe

Omapodi (Plain Sev) - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes : 1.5 cups
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Besan flour - 1 cup
Rice flour(Idiyappam flour) - 1/4 cup
Butter - 1 tbsp (at room temperature)
Ajwain(Omam) - 1 tsp
Hot oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying


  1. Dry roast ajwain for 2 mins till nice aroma comes, then powder it(I used my hand mortar and pestle) - It is ok if its coarse as we will be filtering it. Add the ajwain powder to 2-3 tbsp of warm water and set aside for a while.Then filter it and keep aside.
    How to make sev - Step1
  2. Sieve besan flour and rice flour and transfer this to a mixing bowl. Add the filtered ajwain water, hot oil, butter and required salt and mix it.
    How to make sev - Step1
  3. Add water little by little to form a soft sticky dough. Take ur sev press and fill it till 3/4th.Meanwhile heat oil - To check if the oil is hot, pinch a small piece of dough and drop it in oil if it immediately comes to topthen the oil is ready.
    How to make sev - Step2
  4. Press it in the preheated oil starting from the corners like a circle finishing it up in the middle. Once it is cooked on one side turn over to other side and cook till bubbles(shh sound) ceases. Repeat this process for the rest of the dough.
    How to make sev - Step3
Drain in tissue paper , cool down and store it in an airtight container.Enjoy it with ur tea/coffee!
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Omapodi - Sev Recipe

My Notes:

  • Be very careful while adding water as the dough consistency is very important. Do not let the dough rest for more time as it will get dry and pressing will be very difficult.
  • If it takes time then cover the dough with a wet cloth. Still if its difficult to press through, then sprinkle a little water to loosen the dough but very little.
  • I used my idiyappam press as I like my sev to be very fine. You can either use a big hole press or small one as you like it.
  • You get a big murukku kind while you take out it is very brittle so tends to break down to sev by itself.
Omapodi Recipe - Sev Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. great snack for anytime

  2. Wow so festive and tempting!!!
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  3. Looks yummicious...!!! Keep going

  4. Looks Yummy Sharmi...!!!Keep going looking forward for more recipes this Diwali.

  5. perfect texture sharmi ! loved it and easy to make it too :)

  6. wow got a kind of crunchy munchy omapodi Sharmi...beautiful clicks

  7. Just now i finished making omapodi, almost the same recipe. beautiful clicks and wonderful presentation

  8. Love omapodi,but never tried making it on my own:)

  9. This is nice snack and could be a good companion during traveling.

  10. Delicious omapodi...my fav snack!

  11. Perfect & crisp oma podi!!Looks even better than the store bought version bcoz here it also has a special ingredient - a mother`s love & desire to make the best one for her loving daughter :)

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  12. One plate pls, just love this crispy beauties,beautifully done.

  13. I love theese, but neve rmade them at home, but i am sure if i try it won't coe out so good too.

  14. wow sev looks awesome...perfect color n superb crisp...gr8 work
    Super Yummy Recipes

  15. I always have stock of this .. simple and delicious!

  16. @thank you @Kookingmedley : Thanks for notifying have left a comment, lets see. I am removing ur comment as I dont want to give publicity to her space....hope you understand!

  17. Love oma podi any time... Looks so perfect...

  18. you are a super mom, blogger and cook :-)

  19. This definitely is a great diwali snack. I love it :)

  20. yummy! I have a doubt about the cup size..whats the measurement of the cup you use?250 ml?

  21. All time favorite. Looks very tempting!

  22. Description and pictures are nice. You are spreading the aroma of nice cooking. thank you


  23. Hey sharmi pls hv a look after point 4 I dnt understand yaar. Plannin to try this for Krishna jayanthi.

    1. It was a typo...have corrected it now Priya

  24. omapodi was very tastyyyyyyyyy and it came out very wellll keep posting delicious recipessssss

  25. Hire Sharmiji,
    Even I tried it out ystrday n it came out really well. Just wantd to know what shud I do invade I want garlic flavour or a lil spicy?

    1. For spice, you can add red chilli powder.And crush garlic add the juice alone to make it garlic flavoured...

  26. Than n wish u a happy n a prosperous deepawali.

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  28. Hey Sharmilee,

    I am a great fan of ur website... we made mixture today ( my hubby was allexcited :)) and offered his help as well).. It came out really well.....thanks a lot for posting such wonderful recipes with pics....

  29. u can also decorate it with roasted curry leaves


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