Saturday, August 16, 2014

உப்பு சீடை / Uppu Seedai / Uppu Cheedai Salted Seedai

This is an obvious item for Krishna Jayanthi in many South Indian households.Many of us are really scared to try out this recipe because it might burst.Once we get everything right no chances of bursting at tll.This is the first time I did and since it came out well I want to share this recipe with you all

Alternatively check out for sweet version in this link Vella Cheedai

  • Rice flour - 4 measures (I used store bought only) / 1 measure
  • Urad dhal flour - 1 measure / 1/4 measure
  • Salt - required
  • Butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Water - to knead dough
  • Oil - to deep 
Take 1 measure of urad dhal.Dry fry it till nice aroma comes.Cool and powder it

Step 1 - Dry roasting and sieving
  • Dry fry rice flour till it is hot to touch or take a small portion and check whether you can draw kolam with it
  • Cool and sieve the rice flour
  • Sieve urad dhal flour as well
  • Take sieved flours, hing,butter and salt in a bowl
  • Add water little by little and knead it to a smooth dough.Make sure that dough is not too tight
Step 2 - Seedai dough

Step 3 -Uppu Seedai / Uppu Cheedai
  • Grease your palm with oil and make very small balls.Pierce each and every ball lightly with a needle.This is to ensure that seedai doesnt burst will making it.Keep the balls on a paper to absorb excess moisture
  • Carefully drop the seedai balls into hot oil and fry the balls till the sizzling sound of the oil subsides
  • Place it in a tissue paper / colander to drain excess oil
Now uppu seedai is ready for Offering to Lord Krishna