Tuesday, November 9, 2010


South Indian snacks are always good option to have during tea time. I am always big fan of South Indian snacks. I am still on learning stage. My MIL make very goods snacks but this time in Gokulaashtami she was not in station and I made everything all alone. All the dishes came out well so I tried making seedai again and this time also it was perfect. See here:-


Preparation time: 30-35 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour


Rice Flour-2 cups (See in bottom how to make this)

Black gram flour-4 Tabs (See in bottom how to make this)

Unsalted butter-4 tabs

Salt- to taste

Cumin seeds-2 tsp

Grated coconut- 4 tabs

White Sesame seeds- 2 tsp

Asafoetida powder- 1 tsp

Oil- for deep frying


·         Take a mixing bowl and sieve together rice flour, black gram flour, salt and asafoetida.
·         Now add butter, cumin seeds, grated coconut and sesame seeds.
·         Mix well all ingredients.
·         Now sprinkle water slowly and make smooth dough.
·         Spread a clean cloth on the plain surface.
·         Take a very small quantity of dough in between your palm and role it into a small ball shape.
·         Don’t apply too much pressure while rolling between palms.
·         Make seedai in the same manner for remain dough.
·         Put this ball on the cloth for couple of minutes for drying up.
·          Heat oil in a pan.
·         Now put one ball in this and check whether it is bursting or not and if not, then add a small quantity of seedai in this.
·         Deep fry this in low medium heat.
·         Slowly they will start coming up and the oil bubbles will get reduce.
·         Remove and put it on kitchen towel for draining excess oil.
·         Cool and store in air tight container.


Wash raw or idli rice and spread on a clean cloth for half an hour. Take and grind it in mixer when it is moisture.

Take ½ cup of whole black gram and dry roast in a pan. Allow it to get cool and grind it to a fine powder. Store in air tight container.
·         While making seedai ball is careful about the pressure between yours palms. You should make the ball with very light pressure.


Priya Suresh said...

Feel like munching some..crispy seedais looks fabulous..

Unknown said...

Wow looks so crispy and perfect

Anu said...

Uppu Seedai looks so yummy and perfect..

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

OMG..Absolutely drooling seedai... love it subhashini..

Hari Chandana P said...

Wo.. looks yum yum yummm... thanks for the gr8 recipe dear !!

Priya Sreeram said...

my favourite--- has come out really well, crunchyyy!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum! loads of work though and well worth it!

Rachana said...

I've never had these munchies...they look so crispy, crunchy and yumm.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious seedai

Reeni said...

What a delicious treat for tea! They look perfect for your first time!

Verve.IS.served said...

Would you say that this is comparable to a North Indian pakoda? It looks great.


indianspicemagic said...

Yummy and perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Soumya said...

seedai looks crunchy and perfect...
feel like having seedai now from the screen...

Soumya said...

seedai looks crunchy and perfect...
feel like having seedai now from the screen...

Sandhya Hariharan said...

thanks for the Uppu Cheedai recipe...Its a keeper!