Friday, October 26, 2018

Seepu Seedai | Home made Seepu Seedai | Deepavali Snacks

Seepu Seedai/Seepu murukku, a savory delicacy from chetinand region of Tamilnadu. It's  a deep fried snack made from the rice & urad dal dough flavored with coconut milk. I never had this snack before until i tried on my own. It was so tasty  & crunchy and had wonderful coconut flavor. I have been eyeing on this recipe for a while and i really love the way it's been made. Guess this kind of snacks are ideal for making as team project, friends gather in one place, some one squeeze the dough, few are rolling the seedai and some one frying, that would be more awesome. Back in India, in my school days, i had noticed relatives gathered in one house for making deepavali sweet & snacks. But now a days, all those things are gone but making these seedai all by myself from the start to end brings back all those memories !!!  
Now coming back to the recipe, i really  don't know why it's called as "seepu seedai", guess the marks on it looks like the comb(seepu means comb in tamil) mark, hence the name. And also you need the particular shape of murukku press to make this. But i have seen from fellow blogger that the new comb can also be used to make the marks on the dough if you haven't had the one that i'm using today. But i guess that would be more tiresome for even small amount of dough,so if you're beginner, i recommend to try these seedai only with seepu seedai murukku press.   
As i said earlier, the fun part of making this seedai is shaping them and i really enjoyed shaping them. Also if you're beginners like me in making this seedai, definitely it takes lot of time for shaping them and also need lot of patience to roll them gently without merging the ridges on the seedai. With all being said, the end result is all worth for patiently making them, they are super cute and taste absolutely delicious & crunchy. What else we need, right? Roll your sleeves and make this chettinad delicacy at your home for this deepavali.

Seepu Seedai | Home made Seepu Seedai | Deepavali Snacks

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
Rice flour - 1 cup
Urad dal flour - 1/4 cup
Fried gram dal flour/Roasted chana dal powder - 2 tbsp
Coconut milk - 1/3 cup
Butter - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - as needed
Oil - for frying

Procedure
Measure & take the rice flour in a bowl, add the urad dal flour, fried gram dal flour and salt into it, mix it all well together.Then add the melted butter and mix it well with the flour, then add the coconut milk into flour.Mix it well and then add enough water to make a soft dough.Use the seepu seedai disc in the murukku press. Fill the press with dough and squeeze as straight tape on the working surface.Cut them into 1 or 1.5 inch stripes with knife and roll them in to cylinder using the finger.Do the same for all the dough.Heat the oil for frying, add the rolled seedai and fry them till the "shh" sounds stops.Drain from the oil and place it on tissue paper. Once it all cooled, store it in air tight container.Tasty and crunchy Seepu Seedai is ready to munch.
Notes:
  • If the dough breaks and you can't squeeze straight lines, then add more water into dough and make it as smooth.
  • Cook them on medium flame for even cooking.
  • Coconut milk gives great flavor to this seedai.
  • Since we don't use any other flavoring like cumin or sesame seed, the only flavor comes from the coconut milk, so use freshly squeezed coconut milk for better flavor.

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