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Karapusa Recipe

Sanna Karapusa Recipe - How to Make Sev (Omapodi)

Sev (Karapusa) is savory tea time snack.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine andhra, Indian
Servings 6
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 cup Besan
  • 1 cup Rice flourĀ 
  • 1 tbsp Carom seeds
  • 1/4 cup Butter or ghee
  • 1 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water as needed
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Sieve besan and rice flour together in a mixing bowl. Add salt, carom seeds, red chilli powder, and butter to it and mix well.
  • Slowly add some water and mix it to make a thick dough.
  • Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Place a thick bottomed pan on the flame and add oil to it.
  • Take a sev maker and stuff it with the dough. Slowly press the karapusa into the hot oil and fry till golden brown.
  • Take on to a kitchen towel to blot the extra oil.
  • Store in an airtight jar after cooling.


* As we are using carom seeds, use the sev maker that has holes which allows the carom seeds to pass through it.
** Choosing the proper sev maker aka karapusa maker is important. Otherwise it becomes a havoc making karapusa.
Keyword andhra special, evening snack, omapudi recipe, sev recipe, teatime snack