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)
- 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
- 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.
You can also use readily available rice flour.