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Uppu Seedai Recipe

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Uppu Seedai is a delicious crispy snack made special for Gokulashtami.I am trying uppu seedai and vella seedai for the first time in my life.Uppu Seedai or also called as Salt Seedai is a traditional South Indian Snack made for Gokulashtami festival!When I told the idea of making uppu seedai to amma, with a eyebrow raised she warned me not to as she had heard so many bursting disaster stories. But seeing my excitement gone down in seconds, she gave her binding book(old recipes in papers binded together to form a recipe book) and asked me to try it from there as it was well explained with tips too.After putting mittu to sleep, I read it atleast thrice and had the feeling of reading for exams yes I almost memorised the recipe and the tips :) The next day morning I made the rice and urad dhal flours ready as I wanted to make it from the scratch.Check vella seedai recipe here

I reserved the bursting part he he I mean making seedai and the clicking part to the weekend. I put some 4 balls and went out of the kitchen for few seconds, peeped out to see whether any disaster happened. My seedais popped out beautifully with the golden color, no splits no bursts - I felt like shouting Yayy!! my first seedai attempt is a success....:) The small pebbly balls is no more a terrorist bomber to me ;)
Again a new risky recipe learnt just for blogs sake and to share it with you all and am sure this is going to be my keeper. I have given few tips in my notes section to avoid bursting, hope this helps!
As this is the first time I am making seedai, I wanted to make the flours  from the scratch and it was worth the effort made. I made the flours 4 days before making seedai so the flours can be made in advance too. My favorite is vella(jaggery) seedai.....

Uppu Seedai Recipe

Uppu Seedai Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 2hrs flour processing time | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Makes : 2.5 cups
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Raw Rice -1.5 cups
Urad dhal - 2 tbsp
Coconut grated - 2 tbsp
Butter(at room temperature) - 3 tbsp 
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - as required to deep fry fry

For making with readymade flours

Rice flour(fine variety) - 1 cup
Urad Dal Flour - 1 tbsp
Coconut grated - 1 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Sesame seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp(optional)
Salt - as required
Oil - as required to fry

NOTE : If you are using the second set of ingredients(readymade ones) then sieve it well,roast it and follow from the step3.I personally haven't tried it with readymade flour but have given the measures from the recipe book.


  1. First rinse raw rice twice, and soak it in water for 2 hrs. Then spread the raw rice in a soft towel to absorb the excess water, Leave it aside for 30mins.Then grind it to a fine powder.
    How to make uppu seedai - Step1
  2. Sieve the flour.. Add the remaining coarse powder to grind in next batch and grind it again and then sieve it. The powder should be very fine.Roast the flour till you see steam coming out from the flour,Set aside to cool.Meanwhile dry roast urad dal to golden brown.
    How to make uppu seedai - Step2
  3. Grind it to a fine powder and sieve it.Roast the flour till nice aroma rises and set aside to cool.
    How to make uppu seedai - Step3
  4. Now mix both the rice and urad dhal flour and sieve it once more .Now your flour for making seedai is ready. In a mixing bowl add the flour mixture with butter(melt it), sesame seeds,coconut and required salt mix it well once to even mixing.
    How to make uppu seedai - Step4
  5. Add water slowly and mix well to form a soft pilable dough.Then roll small balls a round bigger than peas and arrange it in a clean cloth. Dont roll them tightly just pinch , roll them once and put it on the dry cloth or newpaper. Let it sit for 15-20mins for the moisture to leave. Prick a single hole in each ball with a toothpick or pin if you want to more cautious.
    How to make uppu seedai - Step5
  6. Heat oil,when its hot - add the seedai balls in batches.Keep the flame in low medium and fry till golden then drain it in a kitchen towel or tissue paper. Don't be tempted to take it in lighter shade then the inside would not have been cooked - my first batch was like that so I made sure to fry the rest till golden and they were crispy and perfect.
    How to make uppu seedai - Step6
Allow it to cool and store it in an airtight container.

My Notes:

Uppu Seedai Recipe

Reasons for seedai bursting and tips to avoid them:

Seedai Recipe

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