Uppu Seedai Recipe – Krishna Janmashtami

Uppu Seedai Recipe – Krishna Janmashtami


  • To begin making the Uppu Seedai Recipe, prepare all the ingredients and keep ready.

  • Soak the rice for two hours and drain out the water. Dry the rice in a kitchen towel overnight. 

  • Once dry, blend to make a fine powder.

  • In a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat, roast the urad and bengal gram dals until it releases a roasted aroma. 

  • Blend the Urad dal and chana dal into a fine powder and keep aside. 

  • In the same pan, toast the sesame seeds for a few seconds and then add the coconut and toast for another 30 seconds and turn off the heat.

  • Into a large wide bowl; add the rice flour, urad chana dal flour, coconut sesame seed mixture, asafoetida, salt and ghee.

  • Combine the mixture until you get a coarse crumb texture.

  • Add little water at a time and knead to make a soft dough. 

  • Now grease your palms with ghee and and shape the dough to make small marble size balls. Place the balls in a tray and prepare the oil for deep frying.

  • Once the oil is heated, turn the heat to low.

  • Gradually drop a few Uppu Seedai balls at a time into the oil and deep fry thee balls.

  • Using a slotted spoon keep stirring the Uppu Seedai balls to fry them evenly until it becomes golden brown.

  • It is important to cook the Uppu Seedai in low heat so it gets evenly crip and roasted from inside as well.

  • Drain the Uppu Seedai from the oil and allow it to cool. The cooling process allows the Seedai to turn crisp and crunchy.

  • Store the Uppu Seedai  in air tight containers and serve as a snack for festivals like Krishna Janmashtami. 



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