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Uppu seedai recipe

Uppu seedai recipe made from scratch with step by step pictures.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 and 1/2 cups raw rice
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • 3 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • salt to taste
  • oil to deep fry

Making With Readymade Flours:


  • First rinse raw rice twice, and soak it in water for 2 hrs. Then spread the raw rice in a soft towel to absorb the excess water, Leave it aside for 30mins.Then grind it to a fine powder.
  • Sieve the flour.. Add the remaining coarse powder to grind in next batch and grind it again and then sieve it. The powder should be very fine.Roast the flour till you see steam coming out from the flour,Set aside to cool.Meanwhile dry roast urad dal to golden brown.
  • Grind it to a fine powder and sieve it.Roast the flour till nice aroma rises and set aside to cool.
  • Now mix both the rice and urad dhal flour and sieve it once more .Now your flour for making seedai is ready. In a mixing bowl add the flour mixture with butter(melt it), sesame seeds,coconut and required salt mix it well once to even mixing.
  • Add water slowly and mix well to form a soft pilable dough.Then roll small balls a round bigger than peas and arrange it in a clean cloth. Dont roll them tightly just pinch , roll them once and put it on the dry cloth or newpaper. Let it sit for 15-20mins for the moisture to leave. Prick a single hole in each ball with a toothpick or pin if you want to more cautious.
  • Heat oil,when its hot – add the seedai balls in batches.Keep the flame in low medium and fry till golden then drain it in a kitchen towel or tissue paper. Don’t be tempted to take it in lighter shade then the inside would not have been cooked – my first batch was like that so I made sure to fry the rest till golden and they were crispy and perfect.


  • If you are using the second set of ingredients(readymade ones) then roast and sieve well and follow from the step4.
  • I have tried it now with readymade flour it came out so good.