Sri Krishna Jayanti also known as Gokulashtami, Sree Jayanti or Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that marks the celebration of the birth of Bhagavan Sri Krishna.On this day we prepare seedai both salted and sweet version. It is one of my favorite snacks.
How to Prepare Uppu Seedai (salted seedai) Step by Step Recipe
Raw Rice flour(Pacharisi mavu)- 2 cups
Urad dal flour - 3 tsp
Butter - 11/4 tbsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp (optional)
Chilli powder -1 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Salt as required
Oil for deep frying
Soak raw rice for 4 hours in water, drain the water completely and spread it in a cloth to dry. Then grind it to a fine powder.You can also grind it in a flour mill. Sieve it and keep it aside. We need 2 cups of this flour.
Dry roast whole urad dal till it turns golden brown. After it cools, grind it to a very fine powder and sieve it.We need 3 tsp of this powder/flour.
Mix hing and salt in a little water and keep it ready.
Mix well rice flour, urad dal flour, grated coconut, butter, chilli powder, salt and hing first.
Then sprinkle water and make a smooth dough. Do not add too much water.
Now grease your palms with oil and make small balls roughly from the dough.You do not have to make fine smooth balls. Make small sized balls (see pic below), so that it will get cooked well inside.
Spread the balls in a cloth for 10 minutes to dry if required.
Heat oil in a kadai, add a small ball of seedai, if it comes to the surface, the oil is hot enough to fry the seedais.
Now keep it in medium flame, drop a handful of balls gently into the oil and fry the balls.
Keep stirring so that it will get cooked evenly.
Once the frying sound subsides, remove the seedais with a slotted ladle and transfer to a colander to drain the excess oil.
Yummy and crunchy seedais are ready. Store it in an airtight container.
To prevent seedai from bursting, sieve the flour after roasting.
Do not make very smooth balls.If you make smooth balls, air bubbles might get trapped inside which will result in bursting of seedai.
Also ensure that you make small even sized balls, so that the whole batch will get cooked at the same time.
Avoid making big balls as the inside will not get cooked properly.
Sieving of rice flour and urad dal flour is important because if there are any small particles or grains in it, it will cause the seedai to burst while frying.
Check out my vella seedai recipe also. Link for the recipe given below-
Wishing you all a Happy Krishna Jayanthi from Padhuskitchen.
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