Monday, August 22, 2011

Krishna Jayanthi Special-Sweet/Vella Seedai & Salt/Uppu Seedai



Wishing you all a lovely gokulashtami ! Krishna Jayanthi is a festival celebrated on the occasion of the birthday of Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna was born in the prison of Mathura to Devaki and Vasudeva as their eighth son. This incarnation of Vishnu is the most delightful of all his avatars. He was born at midnight and was carried across the River Yamuna to Nanda Gopal and Yashodha who brought him up. Krishna was born in the month of Shravana (August- September) on the eighth day of the dark fortnight and his birth falls on the star Rohini. Lord Krishna was born to kill the evil Kamsa.


Nobody even realizes the amount of sweets and savouries they eat during this festival, lots of them will be there to hog on. I will be confused to pick what to eat during my childhood :) This festival is so endearing to me since my maternal grand mother would prepare right from kara sev,om padi, vadai, muruku, thattai, seedai, laddoos, burfis, thirati pal, appam, mysore pak, .... there were days that i wished this auspicious day to be everyday :D Her seedai is the best one could ever eat. I made sweet seedai/Vella seedai along with salt/uppu seedai on this festive day. I did not use sesame seeds for the sweet seedai, you can incorporate it.



Sweet/Vella Seedai:

Ingredients:


Rice flour- 2 cups  
Room temperature butter-2 tbs
Cold milk-1 cup
Grated coconut-1 tbs 
Powdered Sugar -1 cup  
Cardamom(optional)-a pinch
Baking soda -1/2 tsp
Oil-As required 




Method:


Dry roast the rice flour for nearly 10 minutes, let it cool. Now mix together the rice flour, butter, coconut, baking soda and the sugar. Pour the milk gradually into it, get the consistency similar to roti dough consistency. Roll the dough into round balls and get it ready to fry it in the oil. Wait until the sweet seedai turns golden brown, then remove it from the heat. This overcomes the craving for people having sweet tooth :) You would n't end up eating just one, so stay careful :)

Salt/Uppu Seedai:



Ingredients:

Rice flour-2 cups
Urad dal flour-3 tbs
Asafoetida-a pinch
Room temperature butter -2 tbs
Cumin -1 tsp
Grated coconut-1 tbs
Sesame seeds -2 tsp
Salt-As required
Oil-As required
Water -As required





Method:

Dry roast the rice flour in a pan for nearly 6 to 8 minutes, take care not to burn it. Remove it from the heat, let it cool. Those who do not have urad dal flour can dry roast the urad dal and grind it. Now mix together the  flours, asafoetida, cumin, butter, sesame seeds, coconut, salt and sufficient amount of water. The dough should resemble the roti dough consistency. Heat oil in a skillet, have it in the medium heat and make small balls gently. Fry them in the oil, take care that the seedai might burst initially so stay little away from the stove. Remove it from the heat when it turns golden brown color. Place them on paper towels and drain the excess oil. Salt seedai/ uppu seedai is ready to munch around.

24 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Cheedai looks so perfectly made!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderful looking seedai. Awesome preparation.
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Uma said...

Looks so tempting and delicious.

Prathibha said...

Nice recipes..looks perfect

Kadhyaa... said...

first time here and space looks great..belated janmastami wishes to u and ur family..teh dishes look mouth watering

Kalpana Sareesh said...

hv never tried adding baking soda to it.. this is so cool seedai.. crispy crunchies..

jeyashrisuresh said...

perfectly done seedai.nice presentation

Priti said...

Looks so yum and wonderful clicks

Priya said...

Both seedais tempts me a lot,feel like munching some..

divya said...

OMG! wonderful recipe with beautiful clicks.....

Suja said...

Looks superb,crispy and delicious

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

happy janmashtami dear, those seedai look superb !!!

Nithya said...

Delicious seedai and lovely clicks. The post looks divine :)

San said...

Hi All,

Thanks so much for dropping by n leaving your feedback.

@Kadhyaa: Welcome dear, thanks for the comments. Hope to see you more often.

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Nice and tempting clicks...Thanks for sharing..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Perfectly made, looks super delicious.

Veena said...

wonderful snacks ...

Kalyani's Platter said...

Wonderful clicks & look delicious ....

Pushpa said...

Both the versions of seedais look too good to resist.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Both are my favourite..looks perfectly done and yummy too

Now Serving said...

lovely seedai and what an adorable picture of Krishna :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Both has come out very nice,lovely presentation! :)

Bharathy said...

I would dare to try this ever since my sis in law warned me of seedai burst kitchen disaster which happened to her! :D
Such perfect looking seedais and method tempt me to try!

Cute clicks!

whats spl for vanayaka chathruthi?

Greetings to you and family! :)

San said...

Thanks everyone.
@Bharathy:It did burst initially but later on it settled down. Got to be little cautious.