Monday, September 12, 2011

Vella Seedai

A Krishna Jayanthi special !!

Ingredients :

1.Rice(sona masoori)........1 cup

2.Jaggery...........3/4 cup

3.Fried Urad dhal four......2 tbsp or channa dhal powder(potukadalai podi).....1/4 cup

4.Dried coconut pieces.... 2 tbsp

5.Cardamom powder............1/2 tsp

6.Black sesame seeds..........1 tbsp

7.Butter.....2 tbsp


1.Soak rice in water for about 2 hours.Drain and dry it in shadow (or under fan) for 1 hour.

2.Grind the wet rice to 3/4 th consistency(without water).

3.Fry this powder dryly in kadai for 3 to 5 minutes.

4.In a pan heat jaggery with 1/4 cup of water,allow tis to boil for few minutes,when it starts to thicken,add in all the ingredients,and stir constantly until it turns out to be a soft ball(this stage is usually reached in 3 or 5 minutes).

5.Now,let this cool down,and later make small balls out of the mixture,deep fry them in oil.Always do this in low or medium low flame.Take them out of oil,once they turn golden brown.

This vella seedai is mostly prepared as prasadha during janmashtami and sometimes during semantham function.Try tis out once!!

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