Festival recipe

Vella Seedai

Vella ( Jaggery) Seedai is a traditional sweet made during the festival of Sri Krishna Jayanthi / Gokulashtami / Krishna Janmashtami as it is called in different parts of India.


  • Raw rice flour* – 1 cup
  • Roasted Urad dhal flour** – 1 tbsp
  • Sesame(Til) seeds – ½ tsp
  • Grated Coconut – 2 tsp
  • Jaggery – ¾ cup
  • Cardamom – ½ 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.

3) Initially make 2-3  seedai balls from the dough for checking. Fry them in oil. If the balls are breaking , then  add 2-3 tbsp of roasted and sieved rice flour to the dough and make fresh seedai balls for frying.


The process of making Vella seedai is explained in the following video:

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