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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Vella Seedai | Sweet Rice Balls!!!

Vella Seedai is Sweet Rice balls for Krishna Janmashtami/ Gokulashtami festival. This is also an authentic and traditional sweet for this festival.

Arasi Maavu/Rice flour - 1 cup(Preferably milled) I always carry about 2-3 kgs from India)
Ullatha Maavu/Urad dal flour - 1 tspn(see notes)
Vellam/Round Jaggery - 1cup(powdered or grated)
White sesame seeds/Till/Ellu - 1 tspn
Elakka Podi/Cardamom powder - 2 pinches
Sukku Podi/Dry Ginger powder -a pinch(Optional)
Oil for deep frying

Preparation Method
In a kadai, dry roast the flour to slightly brown. Allow it to cool.
In a wide vessel kadai, add vellam/jaggery with 1/2 cup water, allow it to boil till jaggery fully dissolves, it should start boiling and till raw smell goes. It need not be to string consistency. You can also filter the jaggery water. Mine is mostly clean so I skip this step.
Low the flame, add ellu, cardamom powder and slowly add rice flour to it. Mix till it becomes like dough. Allow it to cool a bit. 
Take some portion of dough and make medium size balls in batches and deep fry in low medium flame till brown.
Do the same in rest of the dough. Allow it to cool.
Store it in air tight container.
Vella Seedai is ready for prasadam for Krishna Janmashtami.

Notes :
-Urad Dal powder - Heat a kadai, dry roast Ulatham Paruppu/Urad dal till light brown and cool it. Make fine powder and seive it.

-If the consistency of jaggery is not correct, the seedai will break while deep frying.

-If required add extra water to jaggery.

-Sometimes it becomes chewy if you do not cook properly.


Raks on August 17, 2011 at 5:35 PM said...

I love vella seedai,have to try this time :)

chef and her kitchen on August 17, 2011 at 5:48 PM said...

never had the sweet version..looks yumm n perfect

Indian Khana on August 17, 2011 at 7:55 PM said...

Love this too ...looks perfect Sara

Simplyfood on August 17, 2011 at 8:02 PM said...

What awonderful recipe it looks delicious.

Prathima Rao on August 17, 2011 at 8:26 PM said...

These look so yummy, perfect & tempting!!!
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Hari Chandana P on August 17, 2011 at 8:31 PM said...

Looks so perfect and tempting.. truly delicious !!
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Rekha shoban on August 17, 2011 at 8:33 PM said...

pls parcel me this seedai saras...i never had this sweet!

aipi on August 17, 2011 at 9:10 PM said...

Looks so very delicious n I bet they are addictive!

Jeyashris Kitchen on August 17, 2011 at 10:32 PM said...

my fav one, even i too make it in the same way.nicely done

Ila on August 17, 2011 at 10:54 PM said...

yummy delicious and tempting rice balls:)
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Nandita SS on August 18, 2011 at 12:02 AM said...

The vella seedai looks fabulous!!! Nice post :)

Unknown on August 18, 2011 at 1:29 AM said...

thay look very nice...we make it too but slightly different way!...thanks for dropping in!

Pushpa on August 18, 2011 at 1:52 AM said...

Delicious perfect for Janmashtami.

KrithisKitchen on August 18, 2011 at 2:19 AM said...

You are tempting me with the picture...

Reshmi Mahesh on August 18, 2011 at 3:28 AM said...

Sweet seedai is new to me...looks very addictive..

Unknown on August 18, 2011 at 3:50 AM said...

I have seen savory versions of this and now you have sweet version, looks delicious :)

Prema on August 18, 2011 at 8:27 AM said...

delicious seedai,luks perfect...

divya on August 18, 2011 at 9:56 AM said...

Slurp...slurp!!! Looks sooo.... good!!!!

Priya Suresh on August 18, 2011 at 3:35 PM said...

My fav, havent had since a long..feel like munching some.

notyet100 on August 18, 2011 at 5:57 PM said...

I will try this ,thanks for the recipe

Priya Sreeram on August 18, 2011 at 10:32 PM said...

nice presentation- god bless

Tes on August 20, 2011 at 1:46 AM said...

These rice balls sound addictive :)

Girl Cook Art on August 27, 2011 at 9:20 PM said...

Seriously good for the monsoons!


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