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Omapodi | Ajwain Flavored Nylon Sev

Omapodi or Ajwain Nylon Sev is a deep fried snack prepared with chick pea flour with the hint of ajwain or omam as we say in Tamil.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Author: Srividhya G


  • Besan / Chick Pea flour - 2.75 cups
  • Rice flour - 2 tbsps
  • Ajwain Seeds / Carrom Seeds / Omam - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Hing - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Butter - 2 tsps at room temperature
  • Oil for frying


  • Sieve the besan.
  • Powder 1/2 tsp of ajwain into fine powder.
  • Now mix the besan, ajwain powder, red chilly powder, salt, hing and butter.
  • Incorporate them well and now slow add the 1/2 cup of water on required basis and knead the besan mix. Knead them like chapati dough.
  • Meanwhile heat the oil in wide vessel or pan and once the oil is hot make sure it is low flame.
  • Now apply oil in the press and add the kneaded dough in the mold and press slowly in the oil like muruku.
  • I usually spread them throughout and turn them slowly as soon as you done with pressing. As its the thin press, the omapodi gets cooked faster.
  • Let it cook on the other side for 10 more seconds and that’s it.
  • Remove it slowly and press and fry the remaining dough too.
  • Once the sev is cool down, break them and that’s it. Sev is ready. Store it in air tight container.


Adjust the salt and red chilly powder according to your preference.
Make sure the oil is low heat. If it’s on high flame, the sev might get burned.
Make sure you flip it right away. If you are using the thin press, do not cook more than 15 seconds on each side.
Depending upon the press size, the cooking time varies.