Krishna Janmashtami, also known as “Gokulastami” is nearing and it’s obvious that you all are busy in gearing up all the festive activities to make the celebration more colorful and delightful. But, you need not worry as we are going to tell you some amazing ways that will definitely make your preparations even more interesting. Uppu Seedaithe most popular and traditional snacks of South India, usually cooked on the auspicious occasion of Shri Krishna Janmashtami for the Pooja.

Preparing any type of Seedai is a bit difficult as it requires caution because there is always the chance for it to burst anytime, but it doesn’t mean that you do not prepare. You should try at least for once as homemade Uppu Seedai is much better taste than you bought from the market. So, check out the recipe of this exotic dish, give a try and make this Janmashtami memorable for you and your family!!

Follow these steps to prepare Uppu Seedai on Gokulashtmi



  • 4 cups of Raw Rice
  • ½ cup of Urad Dal
  • 2 tbsp of Bengal Gram Dal (Chana Dal)
  • 100 gm Butter
  • 1 and ½ tbsp of Salt
  • 1 tbsp of Asafoetida Powder (Hing)
  • 500 ml Oil
  • 2 tbsp of White Sesame Seeds (til)


  • Immerse the rice in water for around 30 minutes.
  • Now, drain well and dry it properly.
  • After that, grind the rice to a fine powder and filter well by using a sieve (chalni).
  • Roast the rice flour in a pan or a wok (kadai), till it turns to golden in color.
  • Again filter the flour with the help of a sieve.
  • Now, roast the urad dal and grind to a fine powder.
  • Immerse the Bengal gram dal for around 30 minutes in the water and drain.
  • Dry it for some time and grind it to a fine powder.
  • Combine the rice flour, urad dal flour, Bengal gram flour, sesame seeds, asafoetida powder and salt in a bowl.
  • Add butter and mix well.
  • Now, gradually add enough water and mix well until a smooth dough. Keep the dough aside for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, make small round balls of the dough and keep them on a plate or in a white cloth.
  • Heat oil in a deep wok and when the Seedai balls have dried, drop them in an oil and fry, till golden.
  • Remove and take out the excess of oil.
  • Store in a clean jar.