Festival recipe

Uppu Seedai

Uppu Seedai (Salted Seedai) is a traditional dish item prepared during the festival of Sri Krishna Jayanthi/ Gokulashtami/ krishna janmashtami.


  • Raw rice flour* – 1 cup
  • Roasted Urad dhal flour** – 1/8 cup
  • Sesame(Til) seeds – ½ tsp
  • Channa dhal – 2 tsp
  • Grated Coconut – 2 tsp
  • Hing – ½ tsp
  • Salt – ¾ tsp
  • Butter – 15 grams
  • Oil (for deep fry)

Note:1)* Soak raw rice for 1 to 1 ½ hours. Drain it and dry it in muslin cloth. After 1 hour grind in a mixie or flour mill. Sieve it nicely

2)** Roast urad dhal till it becomes golden colour, grind in a mixie and sieve it 2-3 times. If not done properly, the dough when put in oil will burst and could cause injuries. 

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time     : 15 minutes


Step 1:

Roast Urad dhal in a pan till the colour changes to golden colour. Grind in a mixie. Sieve the flour 2-3 times.

Urad dhal roasting

Step 2:

Soak raw rice for 1 to 1 ½ hours. Drain it and dry it in muslin cloth. After 1 hour, grind in a mixie or flour mill. Dry roast rice flour till it becomes hot to touch. Sieve it nicely.

Roasting rice flour

Step 3:

Take roasted and sieved rice flour in a plate. Add 2-3 times sieved urad dhal flour, channa dhal, black Sesame(Til) seeds.


Add grated coconut, hing powder, salt and butter to the mixture.


Step 4:

Add water 1/2 cup water. Mix the ingredients well. Add 1-2 tbsp water  to form soft and stiff dough.


Step 5:

Take some dough in hand. Rotate 2-3 times to make small balls of even size. Avoid making the balls too soft.

Step 6:

Take oil in pan and heat in medium flame. Drop one ball in oil to test the oil temperature. The ball rising in oil indicates that the oil has attained the required temperature for deep frying.


Step 7:

Gently drop all the seedai balls in oil. Leave it for 2-3 minutes after which using a steel ladle, gently stir and flip the seedai so that it gets cooked uniformly through out.


Step 8:

When the oil subsides and the seedai turns to golden colour,  remove the seedai from oil and transfer to a strainer to drain out the oil. Thereafter transfer to a plate. Tasty and crispy Uppu (Salted) seedai is ready.


Video Procedure

The procedure for preparing Uppu Seedai is explained in the following video:

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