Seedai, Baked South Indian Jar Snack
by Tarla Dalal
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Seedai is a super popular South Indian jar snack, which is inseparable from Janmashtami celebrations in Tamil Nadu. Every household makes a batch of tiny, ball-shaped seedais by deep-frying a dough of rice and urad flours with butter and spices, to offer to the playful Lord Krishna.
We present here a modified and healthier version of seedai made with a blend of healthy flours, and baked to perfection instead of deep-frying.
Not only do we boost the nutrition content using wholesome flours, but we also do away with the extra calories attached to deep-frying, making this snack accessible to everybody including dieters.
You can also try other healthy snacks like Baaked Bhakarwadi and Matarsutir Kachori .
- Combine the urad dal and chana dal in small non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes or till it turns light brown in colour, while stirring continuously.
- Cool slightly and blend in a mixer till smooth.
- Combine all the ingredients, except the oil in a deep bowl and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water.
- Divide the mixture into 75 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.
- Pour the oil and toss well.
- Arrange them on a greased baking tray.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for 15 minutes. Remove the tray using oven-friendly gloves and shake the tray slightly once or twice so as to toss the seedai and again bake for 15 minutes.
- Cool completely and store in an air-tight container. Use as required.
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||47.7 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0 mg|
|Vitamin B3||0.7 mg|
|Vitamin C||0.1 mg|
|Folic Acid||19.4 mcg|
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