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Seepu Seedai ~ Chettinad Special

Seepu Seedai is a Chettinad Special murukku also called as Seepu Murukku. The ingredient that makes this different is the coconut milk that’s added.
Course Snacks
Cuisine Chettinad
Keyword Jar Snacks
By Cook Method Deep Fried
Occasion Deepavali, Travel Food
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Deep Fried Dishes
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Raw Rice
  • 1/4 cup Urad Dal
  • 1/8 cup Fried Gram Dal
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk Thick first milk
  • 2 tsp Butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying
  • Water hot, as required


  • Get your homemade rice flour ready.
  • Roast the Urad Dal and powder it fine. Next grind the fried gram. Make sure to sieve all the flour to remove the coarse pieces.
  • Extract thick coconut milk and keep it aside.
  • Heat coconut milk for a minute till it gets hot, you need not boil the milk.
  • Take rice flour, urad dal flour and fried gram dal flour in a mixing bowl, add salt and butter, mix well with your hands.
  • Then add hot coconut milk little by little. If you have used up all the coconut milk, add hot water if required.
  • Knead to a smooth non sticky dough without any cracks.
  • Take your seepu seedai press. Fill the murukku press with the dough.
  • Now start pressing them into long tapes then cut them into small strips (around 10 cm) on a big board or your kitchen counter.
  • Join the ends of the strips around your forefinger to make cylinders. Gently remove it and place it. Repeat the same till the entire dough gets over.
  • Heat oil and gently drop in the seedai and fry till golden brown. Drain using a slotted ladle to a kitchen towel.
  • If you don’t have the seepu mold, you can use a comb and press on the long tapes to get the imprints.
  • Cool down then store in an airtight container.
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