How to make Vella Seedai
Cook time – under 20 mins
Yields -around 20-22 vella seedais
Vella Seedai Preparation
Preparation of rice flour
Urad dal flour
Rice flour – 1 cup prepared in the manner as said above and sieved.
Urad dal flour – 1 tsp
Jaggery – 1/2 cup (grated)
Cardamom -2-3 powdered
Ghee – 2 tsp
White Sesame seeds (ellu) – 2 tsp
Fresh coconut bits – 1 tbsp +1 tsp (optional)
When they turn golden brown (see the color of the seedai below- a shade next to golden brown), remove it from the oil with a slotted ladle and put it on a paper towel or colander to drain off the excess oil.
Once it cools, it will become hard.
Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.
This is a fool proof recipe, if you follow all the instructions correctly, there are hardly any chance of getting it wrong.Tips for beginners – Add water just to cover or soak the jaggery. Less water the better. Add jaggery water little at a time and make a dough. If you add too much water, you cannot make a ball, so take care while adding jaggery water. If you find that the jaggery water is not enough to make the dough, keep lukewarm water with you, so that if required, you can use it to make the dough. The dough should not be too stiff nor too loose. I have shown picture wise description so that you can have better understanding.
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hai padhu, u didn't mention abt adding urad dal powder,have to add r not
She has mentioned "take rice flour, add urdu dhal flour"
Ladoos look so wholesome and wonderfully prepared.
Love this a lot. so crunchy and nice
Babitha – I added it along with the rice flour, so just forgot to mention it. I have updated it now. Anyway thanks for letting me know. You have to add urad dal powder/flour.
How much is JUST ENOUGH WATER for this recipe?
Luvtocook -I have updated tips for beginners now. Add very less water just enough to cover the jaggery.
Thanks a lot dear padhu.Good Tips.Geetha Raman
Hi Padhu.. I tried making this today, but when i fried the seedai it completely got dissolved in the oil. Pls let me know hw shud i proceed.
Anu – this recipe is the most simplest recipe. If you had prepared the dough like chapati dough, there are hardly any chances of it getting dissolved in oil. I assume that you have added more jaggery water.
Really very good.
Hi padhu could you tell me how to store therice flour if I prepare it oneor two days before.
You can store it in a steel or plastic container at room temperature, but make sure that the flour is dried well (should be dry without moisture). You do not have to refrigerate.
Thanks for the recipe.
My cheedai just disintegrated in the oil so I added 1/2 cup rice flour & urad Dal powder.
Then the next batch was crunchy & perfect.
When I put in oil it immediately turns brown and Inside is also not cooked what is wrong. .
Ranjani – you must keep in very low flame and fry it stirring continuously otherwise it will happen like this. You need lot of patience to make vella seedai.
Can we use kozhakkattai maavu which is readily available?
You can use store bought kozhukattai maavu for making kolukattai not vella seedai.
Can I soak rice for 4 hours as mentioned in uppu seedai or to soak for only 1/2-1 hour for Vella Seedai . Pls advice . Thanks
You can soak for 1-2 hours. It does not make a difference.
Excellent receipe. Now your blog has become my guide for festival receipes
Hi padhu, Can I use the same hot oil to fry both uppu and vella cheedai one after the other, will they take the taste of the other from the oil. Regards, meenakshi.
Yes, you can use the same oil for both uppu seedai and vella cheedai.
Should the jaggery syrup be cooled before adding to rice flour ?
Yes, it should be warm.
Can I use store bought rice flour for making this seedai
Use specially prepared rice flour.Now a days you get that also ready made. It does not come well with regular store bought rice flour.
your receipe was bang on thank you 🙂
Padhu, thanks for the recipe. It was so good especially doing it for the first time. I made it from store bought raw rice flour. Yet it was so good
Hello mam, today I tried this seedai I cannot make balls , why ? then I put some more jaggery syrup . Now I can make seedai urundai but its bteakdown in oil. I ve been used homemade rice flour. Pls what was the mistakes done by me
Avoid stirring for a few seconds after dropping the vella seedai in the oil.
Avoid using more than the quantity of jaggery mentioned in the recipe. If you find that the jaggery water is not enough to make the dough, keep lukewarm water with you, so that if required, you can use it to make the dough.
The dough should not be too stiff nor too loose.
The temperature of the oil might have been too low. It should not be too low or high.
These could be the possible causes of vella seedai breaking in oil.
Hi,this recipe is really amazing! My vella cheedai came out perfect.And i used ready made rice flour powder..Thank you padhu
my vella cheedai came our Perfect!Even though i used ready made rice flour.. thanks Padhu
hi ! I followed your recipe. The cheedai came out well but it was very crsipy…even my athirsam turns out crsipy not soft
If seedais are hard, add a little more butter.
Hi paDhu good fun God bless
Padhu I made Adirasam dove result not good so can I use that dove for Bella seedai.
Followed your instructions exactly to the T, Vella seedai was a hit. Many thanks.
Hi, I am telugu girl married to tamil brahmin guy. So I am not aware of the recipes prepared for Krishnashtami. Checked your website and prepared Vella Seedai, Uppu Seedai and Aval payasam.
Vella Seedai and Aval payasam were excellent. Thanks a lot for giving step by step process for preparing the same. For beginers like me, getting the recipe perfect for the first time itself is great. My husband appreciated me a lot. All thanks to you.
Pl advice what to do if jaggery is added more to rice flour
Hi Padhu, Approximately how much water is required for half cup of jaggery. Thanks
My seedai got dissolved in oil
I tried your recipe exactly as mentioned but my seedais dissolved in the oil
What could be my mistake ??
Too much water or too much butter – it happens. Recipe is not an issue as it is followed by me and many others.