The best reason to avoid buying snacks from outside is making it at home.Why there is need to fetch the silly snack packets ,if it is homemade and healthy.But many people are fond of buying it than making it at home.May be kids are resisting to eat them or those variety of available snacks are magically more convenient.At least we have to make these once in a while to get ride of those snacks.


Besan flour-1 cup

Rice flour-1/2 cup

Hing-1/2 tsp

Ajwain/Omam-1 tsp

Red chilli powder-1 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

Curry leaves-9-10


1.Dry Roast omam/ajwain for 2-3 minutes in a hot pan

2.Add it to mixer along with hing, red chilli and turmeric powder

3.Grind them into fine powder

4.To make a soft dough, add besan and rice flour to a bowl, add the powder, salt and turmeric powder

5.Add water and make a soft dough

6.Heat 3/4 cup of oil for medium hot

7.Add the dough to sevai nazhi or murukku press with same hole which is used for idiyappam

8.When the oil is hot enough, press the sev in circular manner until it fills the oil space 

9.Turn the sev/omapodi and fry other side. Remove it from oil when sizzling stops

10.Fry curry leaves directly in oil and add it to omapodi

11.While serving, crush the circular omapodi and curry leaves. So it will be very flavorful.


1.Make sure omam/ajwain is finely powdered, otherwise the dough will be blocked while pressing it.

2.Instead of besan flour, you can also use chickpea flour 

3.Another way of using ajwain worked better for omapodi. Soak ajwain in water for overnight, grind and strain the water. Use the water to make the dough. It also gives more strong flavor.

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