Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Seedai - Krishna Jayanthi Special

Seedai - Krishna Jayanthi Special

Today (28th August 2013) is Krishna Jayanthi.Happy Janmashtami wishes to all. I have already posted the recipe for Thattai which is made for Krishna Jayanthi.

Seedai is one of my favourite snack to munch on when you are watching TV. I have given all tips to be followed to prevent the seedai from bursting. When I made,not even one of them went Bursting.

Rice Flour - 1 Cup
Urad Dhall Powder - 2 Tablespoon
Asafoetida - 1/4 Teaspoon
Grated Coconut - 2 Tablespoon (Optional)
Black Sesame Seeds - 1/2 Tablespoon (Optional)
Butter - 4 Tablespoon (at Room Temperature)
Salt and oil
Water - To Knead


Soak Raw rice for 3 Hours and Drain the water completely. Then in a clean cloth spread teh Rice and allow it to dry. Preferably do it under fan.

Then make this into a dry powder using a powerful Mixer or grind it in a flour mill (Unless your mixer is powerful, getting the flour will be a challenge. so get it done at a flour mill or else used ready-made processed rice flour). Slightly roast the Rice flour in a kadi for few minutes till they become slightly warm.

Meanwhile, heat a pan add 2 Tablespoon of Urad dhall and roast it till a nice aroma comes. Grind this in a mixer and keep aside.

Now Sift the Rice Flour a couple of times. This is ensure that your seedai does not Burst.

Once you have sifted the rice flour atleast twice, add the urad dhall to it and sift it along with the Urad dhall powder.

Now, take the sifted flour,add asafoetida,butter,salt,Sesame Seeds,grated coconut and water and make a soft Dough.

Now pinch small balls from this dough and make roundels. Do not make perfect roundels as they will burst. another point to remember while making the balls/roundels is that do not apply too much of pressure.

Once you have made balls with all the dough, let it aside for 10 minutes or so.

In a pan, heat oil for deep frying and add the Seedai and cook till the cracking sound is gone.

Stir in between to ensure they are cooked evenly.

Once it is cooked, remove them on a paper towel and store in a air tight container once they are completely cooled down.

I have given enough tips to prevent the seedai from bursting. However, maintain a distance from the Pan, while you are adding the Seedai to the Oil.


  • You can dry roast the Grated Coconut too
  • Dont go overboard on Butter.
  • Sift the Riceflour atleast twice.
  • Sift the Riceflour along with Urad Dhall powder again.
  • Let them dry for only 10 minutes before you fry them
  • You can prick the Seedai with toothpick, to be 120% sure that it will not burst.
  • Dont Try to make perfect balls/roundels
  • Dont put pressure while making the Seedai Balls. 

1 comment:

  1. Looks perfect and great tips! Thanks for trying my recipe...