Uppu cheedai (Salt Seedai)


Rice flour - 1 aahakku (200 grams)
Urid dhal flour (Ulutham paruppu maavu)- 1 tablespoon
White Sesame - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Butter - 50 grams

Use the above ratio for preparing larger quantities.


  1. Heat urid dhal in a dry pan
  2. Roast till it turns red
  3. Grind this in a mixer grinder
  4. Filter the urid dhal flour using sieve and keep this ready
  5. Filter rice flour using the sieve and keep this ready
  6. In a dry pan, slightly heat rice flour and add this to a basin
  7. Add urid dhal flour, sesame, salt and butter to rice flour in the basin and mix thoroughly
  8. Add water and mix and prepare a dough. The consistency of the dough can be like chappathi dough or even harder than chappathi dough
  9. Prepare small balls from the dough
  10. Heat oil in a pan for frying, in medium flame
  11. Fry the balls to prepare cheedai


  1. Sometimes during the frying of Uppu Seedai, it bursts and the oil splatters all over. Very messy. How to prevent this occurrence?

  2. I also use pepper powder to enhance the flavour and taste of seedai...It tastes too good.

  3. Uppu seedai came out very well