From the day I made uppu seedai, I was waiting to make vella seedai as I love it. I made the flours ready 2 weeks back for the how to posts ok I agree....making vella seedai was in my mind too..But didnt find time to make it and was waiting for the right time. Yesterday on a sunday, unsually I woke up early and seeing my lil one in deep sleep, I thought there is no better time to make this :)
First immerse jaggery in water(till immersing level) for 15mins. Once te jaggery is dissolved, strain to remove impurities.
Heat a pan and add the jaggery water, just heat it up until bubbles appear. Collect it in a container and switch off. Now dry roast rice flour in low flame in a seperate pan for 3mins until a nice aroma comes. Keep aside.
Dry roast coconut until the moisture leaves, then dry roast sesame seeds till it crackles. Collect it in a container and keep aside.
Now take the roasted rice flour, add urad dhal flour, butter, elaachi powder and sesame. Then add the jaggery water little by little - You may not end up using it fully.
Mix well to form a dough. Take a small piece of the dough and roll it out into small balls little bigger than the ones for uppu seedai. Grease with oil/ghee if it is sticky. Leave it to rest in a tissue paper or muslin cloth for 15mins.
Heat oil, add the balls and fry till nicely browned it should be deep brown in color only then it will get cooked inside properly. Drain in a tissue, cool down then store in an airtight container.
To me anyday vella seedai is my fav and hubby loves uppu seedai. As I totally have a sweet tooth so obviously my vote is to vella seedai.
They are crispy on the outside and crunchy inside and I totally loved it and am sure this will be my keeper recipe. I cudnt wait for next gokulashtami so posted it now itself :)