We are making Uppu Seedai. a Tamil Nadu specialty for this month’s Indian Cooking Challenge. Valli gave us 2 recipes to choose from, one from Sharmi’s blog and another from her friend’s mother. These seedai are traditionally made for Gokulashtami. These crispy and crunchy rice flour balls are very addictive and we couldn’t stop eating them.
The main concern with making this snack is the bursting of the seedai in the oil. Reasons could the moisture in the seedai before frying, seedai rolled too tight and any improperly ground particles in the flour. Luckily my seedai preparation went without any incident/ accident.
I used store bought rice flour and urad dal flour because I had them ready in my pantry. But you can use whole urad and rice, then grind them into flour yourself. Make sure to sieve the flour and then roast them until aromatic.