Tuesday, August 16, 2011

UPPU SEEDAI | HOW TO MAKE UPPUSEEDAI.

   Uppu Seedai we make for  gokulashtami and the festival is nearing i wanted to post the uppu seedai recipe ,a traditional snack.  I used to do this every year and the recipe i got from a tamil magazine “Mangayar Malar” some 8 years back. Till date  i am following the same instruction. I can confidently make seedai without the fear of seedai getting burst.
    Though the first batch of seedai got slightly over fried the taste was too good. The second batch i took out on the right time. So you can see mixed colour of seedai in my picture.
uppu seedai 1

RICE FLOUR 1 CUP
URAD DAL FLOUR 1 TBLSP
COCONUT(GRATED) 2 TBLSP
BUTTER 2 TBLSP
SESAME SEEDS 1/2 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
OIL FOR DEEP FRYING
COCONUT OIL 1 TSP(OPTIONAL)
 Uppu seedai 2

METHOD:
  • Roast the rice flour in a dry pan on low flame . Be careful not to change the colour. Roast for 1-2 mins.
  • Sieve this flour and roast it again.
  • Repeat this process twice.
  • Be very careful not to over roast the flour by changing the colour.
  • Keep it aside.
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For urad dhal Flour:
  • Dry roast 4 tblsp of urad dhal in a pan.
  • Just roast till golden brown.
  • When it is cool, make it a fine powder in a mixie.
  • Sieve the flour twice.
  • Keep the flour in a airtight container till you use.
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How to make seedai:
  • In a wide vessel, add the rice flour and a tblsp of urad flour  and sieve this together to ensure even mixing.
  • Add butter, cumin seeds, roasted sesame seeds.
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  • Roast the coconut as we do for coconut rice. this step we do to take out the excess moisture.
  • Mix the coconut with the flour and add salt to this.
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  • Knead this into a pliable dough by slowly adding water to this.
  • The dough should not be too tight. Otherwise the seedai will get cracked.
  • Make it into small balls by greasing your hands with coconut oil and spread them in a newspaper.
  • Do not roll them too hard, Just gently roll them and do not over do.
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  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • When the becomes hot, keep the flame in medium low.
  • Throw in the seedai balls to the oil.
  • Fry till the oil sound subsides.
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  • Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the seedais.
  • The first batch which i made got slightly overfried, this you could make out from the colour.
  • But the taste was too good .
  • Uppu seedai 3
Notes:
  1. Always roast the flour and sieve them twice.
  2. While adding cumin seeds, sesame seeds, coconut check whether all the impurities are removed. Even a small stone or dust particle will make the seedai burst.
  3. The seedai has to be fried in a medium low flame, as this will make it cook them inside too.
  4. I used the store bought rice flour. You can wash and soak the raw rice for 1- 2 hours and dry them in a towel and make flour out of this.

41 comments:

  1. Seedai looks so flavourful n tempting...I am posting the same too 2mrw :) Luv the bg, flowers, bowl and the seedai clicks very much

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  2. Adding jeera is new to me,we only add sesame,will try out this time, hope it comes out good :) clicks are so pretty...

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  3. I love theese. We used to buy these all the time from bakeries :D Yumm :D

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  4. wow seedai luks perfect... Wonderful presentation,clicks are amazing.

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  5. I love this ...looks yum ...nice clicks and Congrats on getting your domain :)

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  6. this is very tempting.....adding jeera and sesame...sounds great
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  7. Nice post for gokulashtami. most people afraid abt its bursty nature. u made it perfect. i follow my MIL's method. it also comes out rite :)

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  8. Traditional and delicious recipe.. looks super perfect.. thanks for the recipe dear :)
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  9. Good post for Krishnajeyanthi. Looks flavourful. Love it absolutely.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  10. Great clicks I too posted same today. same pinch.

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  11. Seedai ..what a perfect and yummy snack to much on:-)this is my gramdma's specialty snack!!

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  12. perfect seedai...nicely presentation n lovely click pa!

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  13. Tried it 2 - 3 times...But all the time flop...Scared to try it...But after seeing the pics...sure want to try again...Thanks...

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  14. Seedais look so yummy and perfect for any festival

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  15. Lovely step by step pics... great help for seedai making beginners like me :)
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  16. These are very yummy...but I have never tried it..bookmarking this..lovely clicks...

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  17. Looks like all you girls are geared up for Gokulasthmi. Saw muruku at Rak's place but could not comment. Now, got tempted looking at uppu seedai :D Step wise pictures are very useful. We add waamu/omam seeds(ajwain) to seedai(dont remember a kannada name for it at this moment :P)!

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  18. All time fav for gokulashtami, never ate this other than my grand mom's prep n krishna sweets. Loved the vibrant pics jeyashri.

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  19. My fav anytime, feel like munching some..prefect looking seedais..

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  20. Very fulfilling and delicious looking uppuseedhai. Great clicks.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  21. Uppu seedai looks so delicious! Super clicks too..

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  22. Looks so authentic. Looking forward to Krishna jayanthi.

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  23. perfect n lovely seedais....

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  24. Seedai looks yummmmm! :P

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  25. I have never tried making kai murukku or seedai before. I think this year i should try..LOoks perfect Jaishree

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  26. this looks wonderful delicious looking seedai

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  27. So tempting and loved those cute balls !!

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  28. They look delicious n highly addictive ~ thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
    USMasala

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  29. Perfect seedai to welcome lord krishna !! I never tried this may be this year I will!!Pictures are so tempting !!

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  30. beautiful looking seedai...love the crunch....
    and very cute picks too!

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  31. Totally love this traditional recipe!!! Nice presentation :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  32. Delicious one Jeyashri. Love the step by step pictures.

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  33. Good post for srijayanthi... Looks crispy

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  34. I just love seedai but very scarred that it will burst.

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  35. Nice pictures. Good to see the step by step illustration.

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  36. I love this. The step by step pics are great n the pics a fab looking.

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  37. always loved it dear... never tried it.. will surely do... bookmarked...

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    Regards,
    Akila

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  38. perfectly made...looks yumm

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  39. Really perfect...I was searching for this recipe from long...will try it soon...thanks jeyasree for your recipes...tried your milk peda and it was just awesome.

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  40. Step by step pics and procedures is very helpful. Will try it ..

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