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Seedai (Uppu Seedai)

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Uppu Seedai is a delicious, crispy deep-fried snack from Tamil Nadu.
Seedai (Uppu Seedai)

Uppu seedai is a traditional South Indian snack that is made by deep-frying rice flour balls in hot oil.  The crispy, crunchy texture of the uppu seedai is what makes it so popular among its consumers.

Uppu Seedai is a traditional snack which is usually offered to the Lord Krishna on Janmashtami.

Seedai (Uppu Seedai)


Seedai (Uppu Seedai)
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Seedai (Uppu Seedai) Recipe

Uppu Seedai is a delicious, crispy deep-fried snack from Tamil Nadu.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients for Seedai (Uppu Seedai)

  • 4 cup Raw Rice
  • 1/2 cup Urad Dal
  • 2 tbsp Bengal Gram Dal
  • 100 g Butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Asafoetida Powder
  • 500 ml Oil
  • 2 tbsp White Sesame Seeds

How to make Seedai (Uppu Seedai)

  • Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Drain well and spread out to dry in the shade.
  • Grind to a fine powder and sieve well.
  • Dry roast the flour till golden and remove.
  • Sieve again.
  • Dry roast the urad dal and grind to a powder.
  • Soak the Bengal gram dal for 30 minutes and drain.
  • Combine the rice flour, urad dal flour, Bengal gram dal, sesame seeds, asafoetida powder and salt in a bowl.
  • Add butter and mix well.
  • Gradually add enough water and mix well to a smooth dough. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Make small balls of the dough and keep them on a white cloth.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
  • When the seedai balls have dried, fry them in hot oil till golden.
  • Remove and drain excess oil.
  • Store in a clean jar.


The rice need not be soaked in water. You can make the seedai without soaking the rice too.
You can also use readily available rice flour.
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan is a South Indian by birth who learnt cooking at a very young age. Mother of 3, she takes pride in cooking various South Indian traditional meals for the family to enjoy. She has been cooking for the last 35 years.


priya edwin August 24, 2016 - 9:02 pm

Good recipes eager to try these

S Viswanathan September 4, 2015 - 9:49 pm

சீடை தயாரிப்பு செய்முறை குறிப்புகள் மிகவும் பயனுள்ளதாக உள்ளது. நன்றி. எங்கள் வீட்டில் சீடை மாவில் தேங்காய் துருவல் சேர்க்கிறார்கள். கடலைப்பருப்பு சேர்ப்பதில்லை.

Raman September 4, 2015 - 2:01 pm

Really its my favourite snack and am very happy to know how Uppu Seedai is prepared and I convey my sincere thanks for the member showing how to prepare this recipe.

R.VISWANATHAN September 4, 2015 - 1:05 pm

we would be happy if the janmashtami recipes are given in tamil so that the housewife’s can easily follow it. secondly on going through the other recipies n.v. items were published, which as a brahmin, feel that those would have been avoided. Thanks.

Visalakshi September 1, 2015 - 5:08 pm

very nice recipes. thanks


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