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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Easy Maida Seedai - Maida Palakayalu - No burst Seedai

 Seedai is a krishna jayanthi or sree jayanthi recipe.This is the traditional South Indian snack.Here i made uppu seedai with Maida, also called maida seedai. It gives unique taste to seedai.My grand mother told, that it is a fool  proof method to make seedai without  any chances of  burst. It is a simple and quick method to make uppu seedai or palakaya recipe.


Maida - 1 cup.
Sour curd - 1 tsp.
cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp.
hing - 1/8 tsp
sesame seeds - 1 tsp.
Butter/Ghee  - 2 tbsp.
chilli powder - 1/2  tsp.
salt - for taste.


  • Take a Mixing bowl add Maida,cumin seeds,hing,sesame seeds,butter,sour curd,chilli powder,salt with needed water into a pliable dough.(pliable means flexible,should not be too soft or hard).


  • Take a pinch of it ,and make equal sized small balls,greater than peas size, and place it in a paper or plate.

  •  Take a thick bottomed kadai, heat the oil, place a small amount of dough into oil, when it pops out immediately, it is an indication that oil is hot.
  • Now drop in bunches, according to the quantity of oil.slowly move it once, so that it will avoid sticking to each other  and gets cooked evenly.

  •  When it turns, mild  golden brown colour, remove it from the kadai, using slotter and place in absorbent paper to absorb excess oil.
  •  Repeat the same procedure for remaining batches.

  • Now uppu seedai(palakaya) is ready. Savory balls are ready for Lord Krishna.
  • You can make uppu seedai using rice flour in the same manner, instead of maida you can add rice flour.
  • Make sure while making balls, do it of same size, so that it gets cooked evenly.
  • Remove the seedai, from the kadai based upon the colour, when it turns golden brown colour.
  • Also check the items using for this dough, should not contain any impurities.Due to impurities there is a chances of burst.
  • In maida seedai, as soon as you make the balls, you can deep fry it. Not necessary to wait till moistures goes.


Brindha said...

Clear explanation!! Very easy recipe! I will try this for sure!

Unknown said...

How long can they be stored?

Unknown said...

How long can they be stored?

Vysyas recipes said...

if you store it in a air tight container, it will be good for 15 - 20 days.