Uppu seedai is one of the crunchy and yummy traditional snack prepared as an offerning for Lord Krishna on the occasion of Gokulashtami. It is also prepared as one among the diwali snacks.
Uppu seedai is prepared using rice flour, urad dal flour, sesame seeds, asafoedita powder, grated coconut, butter or ghee and salt. I have used the store bought rice flour.
All these ingredients are rolled gently to small balls and deep fried to get the crunchiest outcome which can be stored in airtight container for days:-) The rolling part is little time consuming but it is worth the result.
We used to make it in South Africa during diwali days and distribute among our friends. Mostly all our friends used to make this. Normally this seedai bursts when deep fried if it is not mixed in right proportion and in right consistency.
Go through all the step-by-step pictures with instructions and the tips carefully. I have explained the process to be followed in detail.
1 cup= 200 ml.
Rice flour- 1 cup
Urad dal flour- 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds- 1 tsp
Ghee/ Butter ( softened)- 1 tbsp
Grated coconut- 1 and a half tbsp
Asafoedita powder- 1/4th tsp
Salt- as needed.
I have used the store bought rice flour.
To make the urad dal flour, I have taken 4 tbsp of urad dal in a pan to dry roast as it is easy to powder 4 tbsp of urad dal in a mixer. I will use 1 tbsp of urad dal flour for this recipe and store the rest for the other recipes.
Coming to the grated coconut, dry roasting coconut is compulsory if the coconut is wet. As the grated coconut I used was dry, I skipped this step. Or it is important to do.
Both rice flour and urad flour should be sieved before using.
Any impurities in sesame seeds, coconut should be removed before using. Or these will make seedai to burst.
Roasting the rice flour, grated coconut is compulsory.
The proportion of rice flour to urad dal flour should be right to make the seedai crispy.
The dough should be pliable.
The balls should be rolled gently with cracks on the surface. Roll small balls.
If you are doing it for the first time, heat little oil in a kadai and fry one ball to check if it is bursting. After dropping one ball in oil, stand in a distance.