Saturday, July 30, 2016

Plain Sev /OmaPodi/OmPodi

Plain Sev is an traditional Indian fried dish.This is consumed as tea/coffee time snack. Sev is also used as an ingredient in many street foods and few other dishes.Main ingredients of this plain sev are besan (Bengalgram flour) and rice flour. Most important, using the spice Ajwain (Oma) in this recipe gives a special flavor to this snack.
Want to know more about this spice ajwain( oma)?? click here ....




Recipe source : My mother and Sharmis passions 

Ingredients :
1 cup - Besan flour 
1/4 cup -Rice flour
1 tbsp Butter  (at room temperature)
1 tsp -Ajwain(Oma) 
1 tsp - Hot oil 
Salt to taste
Oil  for deep frying

How To Prepare?


  • Dry roast ajwain for about 1 min till nice aroma comes, then using mortar powder it (coarse powder is fine).Add the ajwain powder to 1/4 cup of warm water and set aside for a while.Then filter it and keep aside.

  • Sieve besan flour and rice flour and transfer it into a mixing bowl.[I did not do it , as store bought flour was super fine). Add the filtered ajwain water, hot oil, butter and required salt and mix everything well.
  • Add water little by little to form a soft sticky dough. Fill the muruku mold till 3/4th.Meanwhile heat adequate oil in  a kadai/pan , To check if the oil is hot, drop small piece of dough in a oil , if it comes to top immediately then the oil is ready.

  • Press it in the hot oil starting from the corner like a circle finishing it up in the middle. Once it is cooked on one side turn over to other side and cook till bubbles  stop. Repeat this process for the rest of the dough.


  • Drain in kitchen tissue, after it cools down store it in an airtight container.

Note/Alternative:
  • Please be careful as you will be pressing the sev directly on to the hot oil .

Thanks so much for going through my recipe.Kindly get back to me with your comments. .Please do share it with your friends and family if you like the recipe :-)