Thursday, August 18, 2011

Uppu Seedai

I had made these Seedai for Krishna Jayanthi last year and thought I would just re post the recipe since Krishna Jayanthi is just around the corner!
Hope you all have a nice time making sweets and savories for Lord Krishna :)
Sorry for the pics, I know they are a little shaken. I have made a note to update new pics when I make them this time :)

Ingredients Required:
Rice Flour - 1 Cup
Urad Flour - 1 Cup
White Seasame Seeds - 1/2 tbl.sp
Grated Coconut - 2 tbl.sp
Butter - 2 tbl.sp
Salt as required
Hing - 1/2 tsp

How to make?
Take a large mixing bowl and add all the dry ingredients together and mix well.
Add butter and mix well.
Add water tsp by tsp to make it into a tight dough.
Cover the bowl with a damp napkin so the dough does not dry up.
Place a clean towel or napkin on the counter-top.
Take a small amount of dough and roll it into small balls between your palms.
Heat oil in a pan and drop few of the balls inside and deep fry them.
Do not drop many balls inside as they would stick together.
Move the balls slightly in the oil so all the sides would be fried properly.
The balls would rise up to the oil surface, golden brown in color once they are fried.
Remove them from the oil and place them on a paper napkin to drain the excess oil.
Enjoy the crunchy seedai :)

Tips for making non-bursting Seedai:

Be careful while frying the seedai, as they might burst sometimes, splatting the oil out all over the kitchen.
The possible reasons for bursting are,
Make sure, if you are making your own urad and rice flour, grind them well without any coarse particle and sieve them to get fine flour.
Do not roll the balls very tight, roll them a little loosely. If rolled tight the air might get trapped in them, which causes them to burst.
Do not use excess water or frozen coconut. If you are using frozen coconut then thaw it well and remove the excess water content.
Do not let the rolled balls left out in the open for a long time as the air gets trapped inside and causes the bursting.

Sending this to 'Diwali Event'


  1. Super cool tips for the non-bursting seedais Harini... Do we have to grind the rice n urad flour fresh at home or can we get it from the store?

  2. Nicely done cheedais and a very helpful post

  3. @ Sandy: I got them from a local Indian Store. But if you want you can also make them fresh at home but it is a little long process :)

    @Kaveri - Thanks a lot.