August 10, 2012

Vella Seedai

In continuation to my Uppu Seedai Blog, here's my recipe to Vella Seedai.

Makes: Approx 300 grams of seedai


Rice Flour - 1 cup
Urad Dhall Flour - 2 tablespoons
Butter - 2 tablespoons
Coconut (grated) - 1 tablespoon
White Sesame Seeds - 1/2 tablespoon
Jaggery - 3/4cup
Cardamom Powder - a pinch
Oil - For frying


1. In a separate bowl, add jaggery. Pour water that is enough to cover the jaggery. Set it aside for about 20 minutes to let it dissolve. Filter the jaggery water to remove impurities.
2. Meanwhile, sieve the rice flour and urad dhall flour twice individually, to make sure you get rid of small grains that remain in the flour.
3. Dry roast the rice flour and urad dhall flour separately for 3 minutes each.
4. Dry roast the sesame seeds till they turn a little golden brown.
5. Dry roast the coconut so that the moisture gets evaporated.
6. Boil the jaggery water in high flame for around 10 minutes. Heat until there are a lot of bubbles. Turn off the gas and set the jaggery aside to cool.
7. In a bowl, add the flours to sesame seeds, butter,coconut and mix well.

8. Add the jaggery water, little by little and mix the dough well to form a smooth pasty dough.
9. Make balls about 1-1.5 cm in diameter (Bigger than the uppu seedai. You don't want them to be too small or too big.)

10. Heat the oil and deep fry the seedais in medium heat till they turn dark brown. Make sure they turn dark brown evenly.

Yummy sweet,crispy vella seedais are ready to eat!


1. Sieve the flours well and make sure you don't have any foreign materials. 
2. Dry roast the coconut.
3. Make sure the balls are not very tightly and evenly rolled. Seedais are not supposed to be evenly shaped. Just roll them for two seconds and leave them aside for about 5 minutes.  This allows the moisture to evaporate and thus the seedais will not burst when immersed in Oil.
4. Even after all this, if you are scared, you can prick each and every seedai with a toothpick and fry it. 

                            Hope you have a safe and enjoyable time making Seedais!

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