Uppu 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 – 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- After cooling it to room temperature, keep it in a airtight container.
- Ingredients like sesame seeds, cumin seeds must be free from impurities.