Seedais are crunchy balls made with rice flour, butter, etc. and deep fried. I know I am a little late in posting this and if this is going to tempt you’ll to make more, then I would say go for it !!. Come on, snacks are meant to be enjoyed year around right. Before we get to cooking these yummy seedais, let me share my experience making them. I have used homemade rice flour and urad dal flour
for this recipe. I will also show how to make rice flour at home.
Everyone knows that seedais tend to burst if not done properly. I happily set out to making my very first batch of seedai with store bought rice flour only to have fireworks in the kitchen. The oil splashed in every nook and corner of the kitchen and my kids were skating in the kitchen. Even the ones that I removed from the oil burst after few seconds. We all learn from experience right.
I called my mom and she asked me whether I did this and that and since my answer was positive, she told me to try it out again with homemade rice flour. Thanks amma. The mopping and the cleaning did not stop me and I tried it again with home made rice flour and that made a world of difference. I got these tempting golden picture perfect seedais.
Although some people have success with store bought rice flour, in my case it did not work out in spite of sieving and roasting. So to avoid the mopping and cleaning I will stick with homemade rice flour for seedai although murukkus turn out just fine with store bought rice flour. Read on for tips to prevent seedai from bursting.
1.5 cups raw rice for making rice flour
2 tbsp urad dal flour
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp butter
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1. The rolled balls need to dry out. Moisture in the balls will cause them to burst.
2. Do not put too much pressure rolling the balls. Just few seconds will do. Don’t worry about the shape.
3. Impurities in flour can cause bursting. So sieve the rice flour and urad flour a couple of times, be it homemade or store bought.
4. Dry roast the flour to remove moisture as that can cause it to burst.
5. To start with always drop few balls and stay as far away as possible.
6. If using store bought flours, sieve well and roast and proceed with the recipe.
Follow this post to make rice flour at home
Method – Seedai
Take rice flour in a bowl.
Add urad dal flour to the rice flour.
Add sesame seeds.
Crumble the mixture together.
Using little water form a stiff dough. (Add water little by little.)
Pinch the dough and roll into small balls using the palm of your hands. Don’t put too much pressure on the balls. Just few seconds is enough. Let the balls dry out for an hour. This is very important. Moisture will cause them to burst.
Heat oil for deep frying and add the seedais and fry them until they are golden brown.
See how pretty they look.
Munching time. The beautiful addictive balls melt in your mouth and before you know you would have gobbled up an entire plate. Ok that was just me