Omapodi / Sev is a traditional South India snack prepared at the time of Diwali. This can be had as an evening snack with hot tea / coffee. Sev is mildly spiced and kids love it so much. Of course, we too love to have this as an evening snack and that too on rainy days. Here in UAE it is still hot, but don’t want to miss our traditional snacks and festivals. So started to prepare these munchies.
Omapodi / Sev is mainly made up of Bengal gram (kadalai maavu), rice flour and carom seeds (Omam/ajwain). It is very tasty, simple and easy to prepare. This can be had as such, also can be used in chat items and South Indian mixture.
Steps to be noted while making Omapodi / Sev :
- As we use Bengal gram as the main ingredient, the dough made out of this would be little sticky.
- Just make sure that the dough should be like roti dough. It should be little loose, or else you will not be able to press using murukku press.
- Bengal gram dries easily. If you feel the dough is getting tight, just sprinkle little water, mix thoroughly and then press.
I just made 2 cups sev and my hands started to pain at the last 2 rounds. Now I wonder how our mom’s used to make it in kilogram quantities. Kudos to all mamas out there. Back to track let us see how to make this easy snack.
Crunchy, crispy, and tasty Omapodi / Sev are ready to relish with a hot cup of tea/coffee.