Thursday, August 29, 2013

Vella Seedai

Uppu Seedai and vella seedai are the most common snack made for Gokulashtami.It is the same dough made in sweet and salt versions. It is made with rice flour and jaggery. It is very crispy and little hard like a chikki but tastes awesome!!Vella seedai is always tricky and to be more honest it failed me many times Past two years it doesnt came out good .either the vella seedai will come too hard or when i put it in oil everything will dissolve in oil... but I never gave up. but This year it came out perfect and taste is very delicious.

Rice flour - 1 cup
Urad dal flour -2 tsp
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
Butter - 1 tbsp
Coconut grated - 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds - 1tbsp
Elachi powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - as required to fry

1. Soak the rice and rinse it in water for about 30 mins and then spread the rice in a towel till it becomes dry..Now grind the rice in a mixer to a fine powder.
2. Soak the sesame seeds in water for 30mins.Then dry and roast the sesame seeds
3. Add jaggery in a pan with 1/2 cup of water and when it dissolves, strain the jaggery water to avoid sand.
 4. Again boil the jaggery water along with cocunut and sesame seeds and keep stirring it until the jaggery comes to one string consistency.
5.When we take a drop of jaggery in a finger and it should form like a string. This is the correct consistency for the jaggery
6.  Now remove the jaggery from flame. Pour the jaggery into the rice flour and mix it well along with cardamom powder.
7. Keep this mixture aside for at least one day
8. The next day, heat the required oil in a heavy bottomed pan
9. Make gooseberry size small balls of the vella seedai mixture and drop around 5-6 balls once the oil is hot.
10Deep fry the seedai till it becomes golden color. Repeat the process for the rest of vella seedai flour.
11.The Delicious Vella Seedai is ready for Neivedhyam for krishnajayanthi as well as for serving