Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oma Podi / Sphagetti Sev

Diwali brings with itself a lot of joy and brings families together. There is an atmosphere of happy celebrations in every household. Gifts and sweets are exchanged. When I was young, I would help my Grandmother and  Mother in making sweets and savories for Diwali. Oma podi is a savory that is made for Diwali. It is a very easy snack and can be made in very limited time.


(This makes 4-5 omapodi's)
Gram Flour / Besan - 2 cups
Rice Flour - About 1 tbsp
Salt - To taste
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp (Optional)
Asafoetida / Hing - To taste - a few pinches
Ajwain - 1 Tsp
Jeera - 1 Tsp
Water - To make the dough
Oil - To deep fry the sev


  • Sift the gram flour to remove any lumps in it.

  • Combine all the other ingredients and mix well.

  • Add water little by little and make it into a stiff dough.

  • Use the Sev maker/ Sev press and select the cutter with many holes in it.

  • Fill the dough in the sev press and close it.

  • Heat a kadai or a wok and add oil in it. 
  • Press down and rotate the sev press or press down the sev press (depending on the model of the sev press you have) in a circular motion. 

  • Make 2 at a time and fry it till the sizzling of the oil stops. Drain it on a paper towel and set it aside. 

  • Once cooled, store it in an airtight container and it will stay good for a week to 10 days.


  • You can double the quantity to make more of the dough.
  • Make sure that the oil is hot before you drop in the sev's.
  • You car crush and eat the sev with other snacks such as bhel puri or sev puri.


DivyaRaj said...

looks so delicious and tempting...lovely clicks dear ...
A very Happy Diwali to you & your family !!!

Priya said...

Crunchy munchy sev looks fabulous..

R said...

looks really crunchy and delicious, Happy Diwali.

Gayu said...

Thank you all. Wishing you all a wonderful Diwali..


Hope you had a great Diwali! Nice recipe!