Baked Seedai Recipe

Seedai or Uppu (salted) seedai is a South India traditional recipe made on festivals, specially Janamashtmi. It is generally made using Rice and Urad dal flour mixed with spices and then deep fried in oil in form of small balls. These go really well in evening snacks along with a cup of tea.

Cooking time
40 min
Preparation time
5 min



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This recipe scores more than regular recipe because instead of deep frying, the Seedai are baked, so you can enjoy without much guilt.


  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Roasted Urad Dal Flour – 1 tbsp 
  • Hing – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp ( Melted )
  • Saffola Active Oil – 2 tbsp

How to make Baked Seedai

  • Dry Roast rice flour on low flame untill the colour changes slightly and a nice aroma starts to come.
  • Mix Rice flour and urad dal flour in a bowl.
  • Add hing, cumin seeds, salt and black pepper powder and mix well.
  • Add butter and oil and mix well.
  • Add water and knead to make a tight dough.
  • Make small balls from the mixture.
  • Pre heat an oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Live a tray with baking paper.
  • Arrange the seed on the baking tray in a single layer.
  • Brush them lightly with oil.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until they are golden brown.
  • Remove the seed from one.
  • Cool and store in an airtight container.
  • Serve with tea or coffee.

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