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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!

Yashu Rao said...

How long can they be stored?

Yashu Rao said...

How long can they be stored?

Gayathri Sathyanarayanan said...

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