Sev |Omapodi

Sev / Ompadi has different names in different states of India and has various purpose in various dishes. Though sev is in itself is a whole snack which is mostly prepared during the festive season of Diwali. Sev / omapodi can be used in mixtures, in chaat like sev puri, Sukha pani puri, Papdi chaat, Ragda Patties, Misal Pav and many more chaats as toppings or as an ingredient. Sev is normally made with different thickness depending on the dishes. The sev maker normally comes with three different disc for the various kind of thickness from which we can prepare as per the dish requires.

The disc of sev are of thin / medium thick / very thick. Thin sev are normally used in chaat items. Medium thick sev is normally used for different kind of mixtures. Thick sev is normally prepared as an individual dish and is eaten along with tea or coffee in the evening.

The one posted today is thick sev. I had prepared for Diwali. Scroll down for detailed recipe.

Sev |Omapodi|

Category: Recipes Index

besan ki Sev


  • 2 cups (500g) Besan / Gram flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp Rice flour
  • 3 Tsp Warm oil
  • Pinch of Hing / Asafoetida
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water
  • Sev machine / Mould


  • In a bowl take besan, add rice flour, salt, hing and then warm oil and mix it properly. Now add water slowly and make it into a soft dough. In a pan heat enough oil to fry sev. Meanwhile grease the sev machine I am using spring one, which makes the job easier than the traditional one. Now roll the dough and keep it aside. Take very little oil in your palm to grease the dough so that it doesn’t stick to onto the sides of the machine from inside. Now add dough roll to machine. When oil is hot. Turn the flame on low and make circular sev. After 10sec turn it on to other side and when you see its floating just take it out on tissue. It Hardly take 2 minutes for each round of sev to be made. Store it in the airtight container and enjoy as long as you want.


  • Make sure the dough is not sticky.
  • If you like garlic then you can also add garlic paste when you add other spices.


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