Thursday, December 1, 2011


This is a very delicious and addictive snack prepared for Gokulashtami. Though the recipe seems simple with store bought rice flour many of them dread to prepare at home because of the risk of bursting.Though I have not yet experience myself (touch wood) so far, I have seen these seedais bursting when my mom prepared it when I was a kid.So whoever is attempting for the first please read the tips given before carefully.Usually when I fry the first batch, I drop the seedais in the oil and run away from the kitchen :-)

Uppu seedai

Rice flour: 1 cup
Urad dal flour: 2 tablespoon
Butter : 2 tablespoon
White sesame seeds: 1.5 tsp
Grated coconut: 3 tablespoon
Asafoetida:1/4 tsp
Salt: 3/4 tsp

Urad dhal flour:
Dry roast the urad dhal until a nice aroma comes out.It should slightly change the color but should not become deep reddish brown
Allow it to cool and powder in mixie
Sift the flour and store in air tight container.

Sift the flour and dry roast for a couple of minutes until a nice aroma comes out.

Boil  1/4 cup of water and add salt and asafoetida

Once cooled, mix all the ingredients together.Add water little by little and knead to a pliable dough.
Add more water if required

Make small balls out of the dough . Do not roll the balls too tightly

Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the balls until golden brown (At this stage the sound will subside and the balls will start floating on the top)


  • Make sure you sift the flour and the sesame seed is free of stones to avoid bursting
  • Dont add too much of urad dhal flour which may result in chewy seedai
  • Fry in medium heat to make sure the inner part is also crispy
  • If using frozen coconut, thaw it before use. Can also roast it slightly.
  • Do not roll the balls too tight
  • Black sesame seeds can also be used
  • Using boiled water with salt will result in crispy seedai
Uppu seedai


  1. wow! superb seedai..looks yummmm!

  2. This like similar to murukku preparation... but this snack is new to me... looks gr8!

  3. hmmmmmmmmmmmmm the cheedais look so crispy and attractive that I would want to grab the entire bowl to myself.
    indu srinivasan

  4. Seedai asthala irukku..:) Arumai..:)

  5. yummy seedai looks so perfect,it never comes out good for me always ends up in a disaster.Your version sounds good and try it soon.

  6. These look so tempting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Uppu seedais are my favorite. I always love to cruch few whenever I watch/read something :-)

  8. Uppu seedai has come out perfect....I always fear of them bursting while frying but love their taste so much.

  9. Never try .. today my kitchen got exploded while trying this.

    1. Seedai is notorious for bursting. So please read through the notes section completely before attempting this. If all the instructions are followed carefully, then there is no risk