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Potato Fritters Recipe / Urulaikilangu Vadai Recipe / Easy Vadai Recipes – Navratri recipes

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Potato Fritters / Urualaikilangu Vadai is one such recipe, which is a perfect food during vrat / viratham. It is also one of the highlights of Navratri.

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Potato Fritters / Urulaikilangu Vadai is simple, easy and can be prepared in minutes. You can also prepare it as a tea time snack for the surprise guests. Let me share the recipe…

Potato Fritters / Urulaikilangu Vadai

Potato Fritters / Urulaikilangu Vadai

Ingredients:

  • Potato – 250 gm
  • Rava/Semolina/Sooji – 100 gm
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Onion – 50 gm
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coriander leaves – 2 stalks
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Making of Potato Fritters / Urulaikilangu Vadai –

Preparation:

  • Boil, peel and mash the potatoes, make sure to mash it well.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions, chop the green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  • Take a bowl, add the mashed potatoes, rava/semolina, cumin seeds, curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies and salt.
  • Mix it all together.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, grease your palm with oil, take a small portion of the dough, roll it to a ball, and flatten it in between your palms.
  • Gently drop the flatten vadai, to the oil and deep fry them on both sides. (Cook only in medium flame, since the potatoes are cooked already they would get burnt easily).
  • Drain the oil and remove the vada from fire, once it cooked.

Serve hot with a cup of tea or coffee.

 

Uppu Sedai / Uppu Seedai recipe / How to make Uppu cheedai at home – Krishna Jayanthi recipes

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Uppu sedai a most common and authentic Tamil snack. I very well remember that my grandfather use to get this uppu sedai from LALA sweet stall in our Hometown. A best munch served with tea or coffee, I and my grandfather use to soak it in coffee for 2 mins and consume it. It would be divine, only thing I was little scared that it would burst during preparation. But with little loaded guts, planned to prepare this uppu sedai for Krishna Jayanthi 😉

Uppu Seedai

Uppu Seedai

Uppu Sedai is one of the festive snack, which is prepared during Krishna Jayanathi / Janmashtami / Gokulastami and served as offering for Lord Krishna and later consumed by us.

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This was my first time, uppu seedai came out very well with soft inside and crunchy outside. Also it never got bursted. Let me share the recipe with tips…

Uppu Seedai

Uppu Seedai

Ingredients:

  • Rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Urad dal flour / White lentils flour / Ulundam maavu – 1 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
  • Melted butter – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Check out the making of Uppu Seedai, will update step by step pictures soon –

Preparation:

White Lentil flour – Dry roast white lentils in medium flame for 5 mins or until turns golden brown. Remove from fire, bring it to room temperature and grind them to a fine powder. Sieve the flour for 2 times and store it in an air tight container. Stays fresh for months time.

  • Take rice flour, urad dal flour (white lentil flour) and salt in a bowl, Mix all these together.
  • Sieve the flour 2 to 3 times (because we should only fine flour, else seedai would burst while deep frying).
  • Transfer the flour to a bowl, add sesame seeds, pour melted butter and mix all these together.
  • Pour water little by little and knead the flour to a rolled dough.
  • Take small portion of the dough and roll them gently between your palms to a ball (berry size). (roll the gently, if rolled hardly they would burst when we deep fry).
  • Place the rolled balls in a newspaper, let it rest for 5 to 10 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, gently drop in few balls and deep fry them (keep on turning the sides, so that they get cook evenly).
  • Cook only in medium flame (so that they cooked completely), drain the oil and remove from fire, when they turn golden brown.
  • Transfer it to a plate and serve.

Note: Stays fresh for 4 to 5 days in an air-tight container, once they come to room temperature.

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Maa Gujiya

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Wish you all a HAPPY RAKSHA BANDHAN

Thought of preparing something innovative for RAKSHA BANDHAN. Why not to mingle two states for a dish. As a tamilian, tamil cuisine is my favorite and next coming to the other state, recently I tried out Gujiya (Nuts Gujiya) and my family liked it to the core, so thought why not to take Gujiya for the other state.

Gujiya is a sweet dumpling made with maida and stuffed with khoya, nuts… Maa urundai (Rice flour balls) is one of the traditional and authentic Tamil dish which is shaped as lamp known as Maa Vilakku and offer to god. We lit this lamp with ghee and cotton wig, and do prayers.

As a result here comes my “MAA GUJIYA”, I stuffed this Maa urudai to the gujiya and fried it. As it was trial, I was little scared whether it will work out. But the dish was mind-blowing and heavenly, which got over in minutes. My kids wants to prepare once in a while. Let me share the recipe…

Taking it to the Fiesta Friday #133 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  • Coconut Jaggery (crushed) – 1 cup
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – ¾ cup
  • Maida – 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Preparation:

  • Stuffing – Maa urundai
    • Crush the jaggery using mortar and pestle.
    • In a wide mouth bowl, mix rice flour, jaggery and ½ cup of ghee. Mix them well with your hands for a min.
    • Take these rice flour mixture in a blender and blend them just for a min and transfer it to a same bowl.
    • Hold them to small balls (lengthwise) and let it rest for 10 mins.
    • If you are not able them tight pour the leftover ghee and continue the process.
  • For dough:
    • Take maida, ¼ tsp of salt together in a bowl, mix them well.
    • Pour water little by little and start kneading the flour to a dough.
    • Divide small portions of dough, roll them to small balls (lemon size) and keep it aside.
  • For Maa Gujiya:
    • Flatten the maida balls with a rolling pin.
    • Place it in the gujiya press, keep the maa urundai at the center, and close the lid tightly.
    • Remove the excess dough from the press, gently remove the gujiya from the press.
    • Continue this process with leftover dough.
    • Heat oil in a kadai, once it’s hot, gently drop in the gujiya’s one by one, and cook until they turn golden brown.
    • Cook in medium flame, swap the sides and cook them.
    • Drain the oil and continue this for all the gujiya.

Serve hot by drizzling little condensed milk or colorful tutty frutty and finely chopped cherries.

Note: Stays fresh in an air tight container for a week.

Also check out my other Raksha Bandhan recipes – Jeera Poli, Milk Poli, Phirni, Maa Gujiya.

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