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Vella Seedai

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Vella Seedai is a traditional South Indian recipe that is famous for its crunchiness.
Vella Seedai

Vella Seedai is a traditional South Indian sweet made by deep-frying a dough made of rice flour, jaggery and butter in oil. It is typically made during the festival of Krishna Jayanthi and during Diwali as well.

Vella Seedai

Vella Seedai
5 from 2 votes

Vella Seedai

Vella Seedai is a traditional South Indian recipe that is famous for its crunchiness.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 2 people


  • 2 cup Rice Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Jaggery
  • 1/2 Coconut grated
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • a pinch Cardamom Powder
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • for frying Oil


  • Dry roast the urad dal until light brown and grind to a fine powder. Keep aside.
  • Mix enough water with jaggery and make a thick syrup.
  • Strain to remove impurities.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and make a thick, pliable dough (like a chapati dough).
  • Make small balls from this dough and keep aside for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame.
  • Fry the prepared balls until crisp and brown.
  • Remove and drain excess oil.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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Avatar of Janaki Iyer
Janaki Iyer September 2, 2018 - 3:29 pm

Your picture of Vella I seeddai shows sesame seeds but none is mentioned in the actual receipe!
How come?

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Visalakshi September 1, 2015 - 5:28 pm

Just now I learnt how to make Vella Seedal , after preaparing & tasting it I will write my opnion


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