Seepu Seedai Recipe - Diwali Special Recipes

Seepu Seedai Recipe
Seepu Seedai is a Chettinad Special murukku also called as Seepu Murukku.I've grown up eating chettinad snacks like athirasam, thenkuzhal murukku and seepu seedai.When we visit our native town Karaikudi it is a must for us to buy a pack of all these chettinad special snacks and if my mama visits us he brings a pack too.This is a authentic chettinad special recipe which I got from my athai, I referred my chettinad cookbook too.

I have helped amma just for rolling seepu seedai during my school days and I wanted to try this and post it here but all these days I didn't have the proper achu(seepu murukku press) so kept delaying.The seepu murukku press amma gave me  was slightly twisted so the seepu seedai tapes were not even, my perimma had sent me the press last week and yesterday I gave it a try....I was so surprised that I got the tapes perfect that even amma appreciated me...happy me :)

Seepu Seedai Recipe

Check other muruku recipes here :
1.Thenkuzhal murukku
2.Butter Murukku
3.Maida Mullu Murukku
4.Pottukadalai Murukku
5.Potato Murukku
6.Rava Murukku
7.Wheat Flour Murukku
I have given the steps and detailed instructions so that its easy for beginners to try it. I have also included alternate method for those who don't have the seepu seedai press mould by using a unused new comb. The process of making seepu seedai is sure time consuming so plan your day accordingly....but at the end of the day am sure its worth the effort....I love the flavour of coconut milk the best in this seepu seedai.If you ask me, I didnt find any difficulty to make it single handedly..the only thing is it takes time but I loved the making was fun :)
Seepu Seedai Recipe

Seepu Seedai Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 40 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes : 15 small murukku
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Raw Rice - 1 cup
Whole Urad Dal - 1/4 cup
Fried Gram Dal - 1/8 cup
Thick Coconut Milk - 1/2 cup
Butter - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry
Hot Water - as required

Measures using ReadyMade Flour:

Rice Flour - 1 cup
Urad Dal Flour(roast & ground) - 1/4 cup
Fried Gram Dal Flour(roast & ground) - 1/4 cup
Thick Coconut Milk - 1/4 cup
Butter - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry
Hot Water - as required


  1. First rinse the raw rice twice, and soak it in water for 1 hour. Drain water completely and then spread the raw rice in a soft towel and allow it to dry say for 30-45mins.It will be slightly moist only.Then transfer this to a mixer.How to make rice flour at home - Step1
  2. Grind it to a fine powder in a mixie in batches.Then sieve it. If you find small balls break and sieve it.How to make rice flour at home - Step2
  3. Take coconut in a mixer, add little water and grind it.
    How to make seepu seedai - Step3
  4. Now extract coconut milk, use a strainer to do this.Then dry roast urad dal till golden brown.
    How to make seepu seedai - Step4
  5. Cool down and transfer urad dl to a mixer and grind it a fine powder,Set aside.Take fried gram dal in a mixer.
    How to make seepu seedai - Step5
  6. Grind it to a fine powder and Sieve both the flours together.Discard the rava mixture and collect the sieved flour alone.Heat coconut milk for a minute till it gets hot, don't boil just heat it up.
    How to make seepu seedai - Step6
  7. Take rice flour,urad dal flour and fried gram dal flour in a mixing bowl, add salt and butter mix well with your hands.Then add hot coconut milk little by little.
    How to make seepu seedai - Step7
  8. Add hot water if coconut milk isnt enough.Form a smooth nonsticky dough without any cracks.Take your seepu seedai press...Now fill the murukku press with little dough.
    How to make seepu seedai - Step8
  9. Now start pressing them into long tapes then cut them into small strips(around 10 cm) on a big board or your kitchen counter.I used my wooden board.
    How to make seepu seedai - Step9
  10. Join the ends of the strips around your forefinger to make cylinders like shown below.Gently remove it and place it.Repeat the same till the entire dough gets over.
    How to make seepu seedai - Step10
  11. Heat oil, to check if the oil is hot just add a pinch of the dough....if it raises immediately then oil is ready...Now carefully add the prepared seepu seedai's  may be 6-7 at a time and fry till golden brown.Drain in tissue paper.
    How to make seepu seedai - Step11
  12. This is an alternate method if you dont have the seepu seedai press....but this method using comb is sure time consuming.First grease the board with oil...take a small portion of dough and roll it to 2mm thikness...then  use a new unused comb and press it slightly so that the impression is on the thumb.Cut into strips and roll it as mentioned before.
    How to make seepu seedai - Step12
Cool down then store in an airtight container.

Seepu Seedai Recipe

Ready to munch seepu seedai for this Diwali?! :)
Seepu Seedai Recipe

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Seepu Seedai Recipe

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