Spicy Curry leaves seedai / Crunchy Lentil Nuggets
Recipe type: snacks & appetizers
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2 cups
  • • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • • Urad dal – ¼ cup
  • • Sesame seeds – 1tbsp
  • • Ajwain – 1 tsp
  • • Jeera/Cumin – 1tsp
  • • Salt – as needed.( I used 1 tbsp)
  • • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • • Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp
  • • Oil – to fry.To grind:
  • • Curry Leaves - 15
  • • Red chilli - 4
  • • Garlic - 3
  • • Ginger - 1 inch
  1. Blend everything under to grind. And keep aside.
  2. Fry the urad dal for 2 – 3 mins. Grind the urad dal very finely. Mix rice flour and urad dal powder together, Sieve them twice.
  3. Mix the ajwain, coconut, jeera, ghee, blended curry leaves & red chilli mixture and salt to the flour mixture.
  4. Add water little by little to form soft dough but do not make it watery/sticky.
  5. Now comes the major step, hold a little dough part on your left hand on the fingers side like shown below. Take a tiny dough part, press them and release them by making anticlockwise directions on the right hand. And the first seedai dough is ready. It should not be hard or very soft. It should be in perfect texture.
  6. Make them all like the above step.
  7. Fry them in hot oil and take them out when it’s in golden color.
. Try to be careful when you put them in oil, it might easily burst. So, sieve it properly to avoid stones.
2. When you make the balls, make sure it’s not very hard or very soft. It will either break or it will be too hard.
3. Use unsalted butter instead of ghee or if you using ghee adjust your salt accordingly as ghee would have salt.
4. If you think the dough is too hard, add little ghee and water. Very little would be good.
5. Oil should be very hot, or else it will break.
6. Roast the urad dal just for few minutes, which should do the job.
7. Try to use whole urad dal for this recipe. I used the broken one’s, as I did not have the whole urad dal handy.
Recipe by Relish The Bite at http://www.relishthebite.com/spicy-curry-leaves-seedai-crunchy-lentil-nuggets/