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- Submitted by Eliza on 31st Mar 2009

(Omapodi, Gram flour Noodles, Oma Podi)

Sev (Omapodi)

Recipe For Sev


  • Bengal Gram Flour (Besan, Kadala Maavu) - 1 cup
  • Ajwain (Omam)- 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - as needed to make dough (app. 3-4 tbsp)
  • Oil - for deep frying


  1. Mix the bengal gram flour, salt, asafoetida, turmeric powder and chilly powder together.
  2. Add enough water and knead it to make a soft, sticky and gooey (but not watery) dough.
  3. Add few drops of oil to your palms, to the dough and to the inside of the sev press to reduce the stickiness.

    Sev Preperation Steps

  4. In the meantime, heat up the oil in a kadai to fry the sev.
  5. Fill the dough into a idiyappam maker or sev press with the appropriate 'sieve' - the one with the smallest holes or with slightly bigger holes can be used. (Note :- For purposes like chaats, the thin sev is a must. For enjoying sev (omapodi) as a snack or for making mixtures, either one would do.)
  6. When the oil is hot enough, press out thin strands of the dough into the hot oil.

    Sev Preperation Steps

    Dough passed through sev press into hot oil

  7. Deep fry till the sev turns crispy. Generally the sev is done when the vigorous bubbling of the oil subsides.

    Sev Preperation Steps

    Sev getting fried

  8. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

    Sev Preperation Steps

    Crispy sev ready to be enjoyed

  9. Cool and store in a air tight container. This is a perfect snack by itself or can be used for making chaats and mixture.


  • If you want to have sev (omapodi) as a snack by itself, you can add other flavorings in the dough like, ajwain or dried herb powder etc.

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Comments (4)

Person Mohanraj   (July 14, 2016)
As the recipe name told about itself you are not mention how much of 'omam' should be added with other ingridients to feel the taste of sev with 'omam' flavor.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 16, 2016)
Hi Mohan, Please add 1 tsp of omam to the other ingredients.
Person Anu   (April 23, 2013)
Tried the sev. It was awesome. Thanks
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 24, 2013)
Thats nice to hear..

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