Saturday, August 16, 2014

வெல்ல சீடை / Vella Seedai / Vella Cheedai / Sweet Seedai

This is an accompanied naivedhyam item for Uppu Seedai on Krishna Jayanthi festival.Infact Krishna Jayanthi is not complete without these items
Now lets go to the recipe

Look out for uppu seedai recipe in this link Uppu Cheedai

  • Rice flour - 4 measures / 1 measure (I used store bought only)
  • Urad dhal flour - 1 measure / 1/4 measure
  • Jaggery - 3 - 4 measures / 1 measure
  • Butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt -1 pinch
  • Elachi powder - a pinch
  • Oil - deep fry
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
Step 2 - Jaggery Syrup and Dough
  • Take jaggery in a pan add / sprinkle little water.Heat it and filter it
  • Put it back in the pan and boil again
  • Add roasted and sieved flours and give a quick stir
  • Switch off the stove and keep stirring it till it forms a smooth dough
  • Cool and knead with butter

Step 3 - Vella Cheedai / Seedai
  • 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 it changes to dark brown colour.Make sure it is not burnt
  • Place it in a tissue paper / colander to drain excess oil

Offer it to Lord Krishna along with Uppu Seedai