Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Uppu Seedai (Uppu Cheedai)

These uppu seedai is favorite of Lord Krishna, which is prepared during Krishna Jayanthi (Gokulashtami) in Tamil Nadu. Though these are easy to prepare, when preparing for the first time, a little extra care need to be taken, because, if not done correctly, these seedais, may burst while frying. (Can see the tips in Notes). These can be kept in airtight container for 2 weeks together. But our bala krishnas (kids) would definitely finish this off soon.


  • Rice flour - 1 cup (app. 150 gms)
  • Urud dal flour - 2 tsp
  • Sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 2 tsp (room temperatur)
  • Grated Coconut - 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp (or as per taste)
  • Water - little (1/2 cup or more)
  • Oil - for frying 


  • Dry fry the rice flour, urud dal, grated coconut one by one.

  • For the flours nice aroma comes and for the grated coconut, the water content should evaporate.

  • Mix the rice flour, urud dal flour, sesame seeds, grated coconut, butter, asafoeida, salt and add water little by little and make a smooth dough.

  • Make small sized balls (as shown below) rolling with your hands.
  • Let it rest for 30 min.

  • Now in a kadai, heat the oil on medium heat.
  • Now drop a batch of these balls in to the oil and fry till they become golden brown.

  • Do the same with the rest of the balls.
  • After removing from oil, place the balls in a kitchen paper, so as to absorb excess oil.
  • Keep munching it or store in a air tight container. 


  • When urud dal added is bit more, the balls turn darker in colour.
  • To avoid bursting of the balls, using a needle or toothstick, just prick the balls, before frying them.
  • Also do not roll them very tightly which will also cause the balls to burst.
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32 lovely comments:

Divya A

Akila am always scared to prepare this may be your tips will help me!! Looks so perfect dear!!

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I envy people who can make cheedais, I cannot brave myself to do this yet for the fear of it bursting while frying, come out so well dear..

Shruti Dhingra Wahi

Lovely presentation :-)

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Lovely seedai. I am always scared whether it will burst out. Will try yours.


Yummy crispy snacks Akila....


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Wow, these look nice & crunchy. so evenly colored great



I love these crunchy balls, perfect with tea


Looks very tempting! Wish to have some now :)


lovelu n crispy snack....

Saraswathi Ganeshan

Super crunchy snack..very additive..

Jayanthy Kumaran

simply superb recipe...lovely cliks
Tasty Appetite


wow so cute looking seedai :)

Hamaree Rasoi

Looks like fox nuts at first glance...tips will be handy when I shall prepare these..

Menaga Sathia

Came out perfect,wish to have some...


colour and picture of the seedai tempting me. Looks super perfect.

Priya Suresh

Super tempting and feel like munching some.

Shama Nagarajan

Super delicious !!! . Rush your delights for Fast Food Event - Noodles.


Bravo pour les explications : c'est très bien fait.
Ces petites boulettes doivent être délicieuses. Il me reste à acheter la farine dal pour tester.
A bientôt

Kathleen Richardson

Thanks again, Akila, for visiting my site. So glad to see you. This recipe sounds a real treat, as does anything with coconut and sesame!

Keep writing...


These make great snacks! Makes me hungry now. Hahaha!

Rincón de Marus

Delicius!I like very much.
Good day


looks grt... link it to my event


Shabitha Karthikeyan

Looks super good. Love it any time.

Reshmi Mahesh

This looks cute and yummy...Tempting..

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

Such lovely golden color, looks crispy. Yummy recipe & beautiful clicks!


Want to gobble them all up, Akila!!!LOOKS PERFECT DEAR

Trini Altea

Tiene que estar delicioso. Un saludo desde Andalucía (España)


looks so healthy & delicious...mouthwatering!

Shanthi Krishnakumar

Delicious delight, Nice clicks.


Thanks for linking it akila....


Looks super crispy & crunchy... You can link this to my on-going Vinayagar Chathurthi event...

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