Snack to your heart's content with this simple and addictive sev recipe.
What is tea time without snacks, or evening drinks without munchies? Crispy, crunchy additions to satisfy your snack desires are a must. But instead of reaching for a bag of chips, you can instead make your own healthy bites in the comfort of your own kitchen for an endless supply. One quick and easy option is the South Indian snack of Omapodi.
Also known as karapusa this farsan is similar to sev and often used as a topping for chaat and is often served around Diwali when guests frequent the home. The main base of this recipe is gram flour but in some cases, rice flour is added to keep them crispy for longer and add an even bigger crunch to the snack. Many people choose to let the basic flavour shine through, but sometimes ajwain, chilli or garlic are also used to flavour the Omapodi.
It doesn’t take a wealth of cooking skills to get Omapodi right, but using a ricer, sev maker or extruder to create the thin strands of dough can be a big help since rolling them by hand is time-consuming and often difficult to achieve the correct thinness.