It is a masaledar sev made in South Indian style. A crisp snack that they simply love to eat and serve especially during Diwali.Rice flouradded to gram flour gives that added crispness. It is served topped with crisply fried curry leaves This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Main Ingredients Gram flour, Rice flour
Cuisine South Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Omapodi

  • 2 cups Gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • for greasing Butter, melted 2 tbsps +
  • to deep fry Oil
  • 10-12 Curry leaves


  1. Take gram flour in a mixing bowl, add rice flour, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, melted butter and ¾ cup water and knead into soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and rest for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Grease a chakli press fitted with fine sev attachment with butter.
  3. Divide the dough into equal portions. Puta portion of dough into the chakli press and press the omapodi directly into hot oil. Deep-fry on medium heat till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Use up the remaining dough similarly.
  4. Deep-fry curry leaves in the same oil and drain on absorbent paper.
  5. Break the omapodi into smaller pieces and let them cool down completely. Transfer onto a serving platter, top up with fried curry leaves and serve.