Seedai is a traditional Indian snack that can be made sweet or savory. It’s so crisp and a perfect snack . It is made mostly during Krishna Jayanthi / Gokulashtami.
Uppu Seedai is a savory version and is prepared by using home made rice flour mixed with Urad dal flour and sesame seeds.
Ingredients (Serves 3)
|Soaking time – 1 hour|
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 30 mins
- Raw rice – 1 cup
- Urad dal flour – 2 tbsp
- Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
- Red chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
- Hing – a generous pinch
- Ghee – 2 tbsp
- Salt – as needed
- Oil – to deep fry
- Soak raw rice for an hour.
- Drain the water and dry them on a cotton/ muslin cloth.
- Powder the rice nicely in a mixer.
- Dry roast the flour in a pan to take out moisture.
- Sieve the flour and store the rice flour in a air tight container.
- In a bowl, add rice flour, sesame seeds, red chilli powder, hing, ghee and salt.
- Add water carefully and prepare the dough.
- Make small balls of the dough and let it dry.
- Heat oil to deep fry, drop the balls in batches when the oil is hot.
- Fry in medium flame till the colour changes.
- Drain the excess oil using kitchen towel.
- Store in a air tight container. Stays good for more than a week.
Enjoy the crunchy uppu seedai in this festive season and relish !!!
- A cup of raw rice yielded approx 2 cups of rice flour.
- To prepare the urad dal flour, dry roast urad dal till golden brown. Cool down and powder it. Sieve the flour and store it in a air tight container.
- You can use store bought Idiyappam flour / rice flour instead of the homemade rice flour.
- To avoid bursting, just let the balls to dry a little before dropping in oil.
- You can also pierce small holes in the ball dough to avoid bursting.