Vella Seedai

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

A traditional krishna jayanthi recipe made with rice and jaggery. The vella seedai is a mildly sweet alternative to the more popular salted seedai.

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  • 1 cup - Rice flour
  • 1 tbsp - Urad dal flour
  • 1/2 cup - Jaggery
  • 1 tbsp - Butter
  • 2 tsp - Sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp - Grated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp -Cardamom powder
  • Oil for Deep Frying.

How to Make Vella Seedai

  • Roast the rice flour in a dry pan on a low flame for 1-2 mins.
  • Sieve the flour and roast it again.
  • Repeat this process twice.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Now dry roast 4 tbsp of urad dhal in a pan until golden brown.
  • Let it cool and grind it into a fine powder in a mixie.
  • Now sieve the flour twice.
  • Keep the flour in an airtight container till use.
  • Now dry roast the sesame seeds and grated coconut in a pan until golden brown.
  • Combine the roasted rice flour and urad dal in a bowl and add the roasted sesame seeds and butter to it.
  • Now mix the jaggery and 2 tbsp of water in a pan. Melt the jaggery and filter the impurities.
  • Now add a pinch of cardamom powder and boil it.
  • Switch off the flame and add this slowly to the flour mixture and mix well.
  • Now knead it into a pliable tight dough.
  • Roll the dough into small balls. Spread them on a Kitchen towel to drain the excess moisture.
  • Let it rest for 10 mins.
  • Now heat the oil for deep frying and gently drop the seedai balls in the oil in small batches.
  • Do not add too much in oil at a time.
  • Fry on a medium flame until brown.
  • Drain on a kitchen towel.
  • Repeat the same process for the remaining dough.
  • Let it cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Recipe courtesy: Jeyashri's Kitchen