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Millet Omapodi | Millet Sev

Millet Omapodi is a tasty savoury made by blending millet flour, besan flour, ajwain to a dough consistency, pressing it through a die mold and frying it. Millet Omapodi is a delight for people on dietary plans as millet has high fibre content.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings3 cups
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 1 cup thinai flour
  • 1/2 cup besan flour
  • a pinch hing
  • 1 tsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp hot oil
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed
  • oil to deep fry

To blend together:

  • 3/4 tbsp ajwain
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Dry roast ajwain till nice aroma comes. Add water to it and grind it. This will be a runny liquid, set aside.
  • To a sieve add thinai flour, besan flour and sieve it well. Discard the coarse mixture.
  • Add butter, oil, hing and required salt. Strain and add ajwain water.
  • First mix this well, it will be crumbly. Now add water to it and gather the dough.
  • Gather to form a smooth dough. Grease the mould and disc with oil. Fill the mould with dough. Close with lid.
  • Heat oil - check by adding a pinch of oil, if it rises immediately then oil is ready. Press in circles. Do not layer too much. Just a 1 or 2 layers should be good.
  • Deep fry in low medium flame. Flip over and cook on both sides till golden.
  • Drain in tissue paper. After it cools down just  separate the pieces.
  • Store Millet Omapodi in a clean dry airtight container. Serve with tea.


  • Do not crowd or layer too much.
  • I used a slightly big hole disc, you can use idiyappam disc too.
  • If the dough is too tight then pressing will be difficult and also the omapodi will turn out hard. In that case sprinkle little water and then mix and try pressing.
  • When hot oil is added it turns out nicely crisp, if you want it a bit soft then skip hot oil.
  • Press layers just enough for it to immerse completely in oil.
  • Oil should not be smoking hot while pressing. Once pressed do not touch for few seconds then flip over and cook.
  • You can follow the same recipe for other millets like ragi, samai, etc
Nutrition Facts
Millet Omapodi | Millet Sev
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 1318mg57%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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