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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 Recipe

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

Ingredients for Vella Seedai

  • 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

How to make Vella Seedai

  • 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.

image via veganosaurus

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.


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?

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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