Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Seepu Seedai

Seepu Seedai is a traditional chettinad special snack. I learnt this from one of our neighbours from Chettinad. They used to make this snack often at their home. Seepu in tamil means Comb. This seedai has comb like design on it and hence the name. We can make this snack using a mould, called as seepu seedai kattai in Tamil. But, I used a comb (ofcourse a new one:-)) to make the design (I am yet to buy that kattai!). I can call it, a traditional method... This is a tedious process, still I enjoyed making it.




Ingredients :

1. Paccharisi Maavu (Raw Rice Flour) - 2 cups
2. Pottukadalai Maavu (Roasted gram flour) - 1/2 Cup
3. Fresh and thick coconut Milk - 1/2 cup
4. Ghee - 3 tsp (The person who taught me used Dalda/vanaspathi)
5. Water - 1/2 Cup
6. Salt - Needed Qty
7. Oil - For deep frying




Procedure :

1. Mix water to coconut milk and dilute it. Keep aside.

2. Now, mix rice flour, roasted gram flour and salt together.

3. Add ghee. Now, add the coconut milk little by little. (Don't pour everything at a time)

4. Mix the flour while adding the coconut milk.

5. Knead to a soft chappathi dough like consistency.(If coconut milk is not enough, you can add little more water)

6. Divide the dough in to small portions. Make them in to balls.

7. Now, in a oil greased plastic sheet, roll them like chappathi.

8. Take a comb, press gently, till a comb impression is seen. Cut that in to strip.Join the ends of each strip to form round ring like structure.

9. Repeat the process and once you make enough rings, heat oil.

11. Deep fry in oil. Drain excess oil on a kitchen tissue.

12. Store in air-tight containers for future use.

Note :
Instead of roasted gram flour, urad dhal flour can be used. Else, you can also use both the flours in equal quantities.

34 comments:

Guna's kitchen said...

yummy.. luks delicious and crispy!!!
will try dis...

aipi said...

crispy n crunchy.. yum yum

Kiran said...

These snacks look very crunchy and delicious.Must have the sweetness from the coconut milk.

Kairali sisters said...

Looks yummo..classic snack nithu..

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Kairali sisters

Satya said...

wow these snacks looks so crunchy n delicious ...yummy yum

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PranisKitchen said...

i doubt,tasted the same frm my friends place.. looks so deliicous what a lovely shape it have good one nithu

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, they look great, will surely give it a try.

kitchen queen said...

the cheedai looks crispy and cute.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Great snack, looks crunchy and delicious....

Yummy Team said...

Wonderful snack, Nithu..Looks crispy and tasty..Loved the impressions on it..

Shriya said...

Looks soo crunchy and yummy. delicious and yummy snack!!

Krishnaveni said...

interesting shape and looks great, worth trying

Suja Sugathan said...

Wonderful snack..crispy and crunchy.

Mahi said...

nice n crunchy seedai! looks yummmm!

swapna said...

looks crispy and yummy....

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

looks crispy & yummy!!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! looks so crispy and yummy. My neighbour was also from chettinad, she also used to bring this whenever she visits India. I still remember how yummy it used to be...

divya said...

Wonderful snack, Nithu..Looks crispy and tasty.

Ramya said...

Thanx for posting a traditional tamilnadu snack..Looks cripy and yumm

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Hi Nithu,

me too prepare this with slight varation in the ingredients,ur verion is simply superb.will try this method.

Priya ( elaichii) said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Nithu and your sweet comments! seepu seedai looks delicious.

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wonderful snack, looks crispy and yummy.

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks yumm..dont think I have ever tasted this, but looks familiar too....

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Yummy seedais. Looks crunchy.

ganga said...

crispy and delicious...

Priya said...

I still remember that my mom makes this often and i used to wear these seedais as rings and munch them..Beautiful seedais Nithu..makes me nostalgic.

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hi nithu
this looks so crunchy and delicious. An award waiting for you at my blog. please do collect it:-)

Akila said...

just love your crunchy seedai...

Jay said...

Beautiful clicks n nice presentation dear...An award waiting for you at my blog, please collect it

Vijiskitchen said...

I like this seedail. I will try soon.

Latha said...

Looks crunchy and beautiful.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks very tempting I love this,my grand ma makes this,she uses moong dal instead pottukadalai powder ... I wish I have patience like you.. ;) We too use comb,though we had that palagai...to make it fast :)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Very new to me..Never heard of it..Looks delicious..Great one Nithu !!!