Crisp Uppu Seedai/Salted Cheedai

by Kamala on August 19, 2011


Crisp_Uppu_Seedai_Salted_Cheedai_1Uppu Seedai/Salted Cheedai (உப்பு சீடை) is one of the snacks prepared for Lord Krishna on his birth day in Tamil Nadu. It is a very traditional snack, prepared with processed rice flour, urad dal flour and with some spices. Homemade processed rice flour is used to prepare crisp and tasty seedai/cheedai.

Processed rice flour can be easily prepared at home. Urad dal flour also can be prepared at home.


  • Processed rice flour – 2 cup
  • Urad dal flour – quarter cup
  • Butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Grated coconut – 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds – quarter teaspoon
  • White sesame seeds – quarter teaspoon
  • Asafetida powder – quarter teaspoon
  • Salt – as per need
  • Oil – for frying



  • Roast rice flour slightly in a dry pan.

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  • Take all ingredients (except oil) in a bowl and mix well with fingers; add enough water and knead it to a tough dough (but must be soft enough to shape into small marble sized balls).

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  • Take small amount of dough and shape it into small balls roughly and put it in a tray; roll the balls roughly (without giving a smooth, glossy surface finish) as this helps to cook seedai evenly without bursting while deep frying.


  • Now heat oil in a pan; fry seedai in moderate heat till golden colour.

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  • After cooling it to room temperature, keep it in a airtight container.



  • Ingredients like sesame seeds, cumin seeds must be free from impurities.

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