How to make Uppu Seedai -

Deep fried rice flour and black gram savoury.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Rice flour (चावल का आटा), Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) flour

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Uppu Seedai

Uppu Seedai Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Uppu Seedai Recipe

  • Rice flour 1/2 cup

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) flour 1 tablespoon

  • Scraped coconut 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sesame seeds (til) 1 teaspoon

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Shredded curry leaves 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan, add rice flour and sauté for a minute. Remove from heat, put into a bowl.

Step 2

Add black gram flour to the same pan and sauté for a minute. Remove from heat and put into another bowl.

Step 3

Saute coconut in the same pan and sauté for a minute. Remove from heat and put into a third bowl.

Step 4

Sift together both the flours into a mixing bowl. Add coconut, salt, sesame seeds, ghee, asafoetida and curry leaves and rub with your hands to get wet sand like consistency. Add sufficient water and knead into a soft dough. Set aside for five minutes.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 6

Divide the dough into twelve equal portions and flatten them into small tikkis.

Step 7

Gently slide the tikkis into hot oil and deep-fry on medium heat till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Cool down to room temperature.

Step 8

Store in airtight containers and use as required.

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