Thursday, May 28, 2009

Maida Paalakayalu (seedai)

Thanks to all of you who had made their guesses yesterday.. here is the answer for it. Most of you were right, few partially right and for few others, looks are deceptive. ;)

Its not a totally new dish or something to bring it to a guess contest though, but its always nice to involve ppl into something that we do isn't
it. Its fun..

Maida paalakayalu is a yummy snack for kids. It has been my favorite from childhood too.. :)

There is one more secret I should surely share with you. Read through to know it. ;)


Maida - 4 cups
Ghee - 3 tbsp

Powdered Sugar - 1 1/2 cups

Cooking soda - 1/2 tsp

Milk - 1 1/2 cups


Beat ghee and cooking soda together nicely and then add sugar to it and mix well. Now add the maida and mix it nicely too. Finally add milk(cold) to it and kneed it well. The dough should be in poori dough consistency.

Now roll them into small balls and fry it
in oil till the color changes to golden brown. This seedai would have a nice brown crispy crust with soft inner portion. It will not be hard. Maida paalakayalu is ready to eat :)

Hmmm okay I shall not make you wait anymore.. the secret is that the dough(white one in the second picture) is the tastiest part of the dish. If you pop one into your mouth, I am sure you can't resist eating it raw, and would really not have much remaining to fry. You would rather say 'apdiye saptuduven' ;) Never miss that out when you make this dish :)

I am sending this dish to Easy2Cook Recipes "First cooked food" event.

Written by: Nithya
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Parita said...

Wow this is new to me..looks delicious..will try someday :)

Vedha said...

GRR. Oru seedai ku ivlo build up! cha... guess wat contest! really deceptive!

Nithya said...

see only when u are able to guess it its interesting... adhan matter... we need ppl to answer and participate.. simple

renuka said...

Hi, first time to your blog,good work and the pics are very creative will continue my visits and the recipe is different ,bookmarked

Christo Gonzales said...

I had to wait for the answer there was no way I was going to know what this is - but now that I know I want to taste the raw dough!

Priya Suresh said...

Thats a interesting seedai nithya..looks crispy!

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow.....looks yum....Simple to make also....Lovely presentation again....Love those tissue paper roses....

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Nithya thats really tempting everyones favourite .. It would be nice if some one starts fast parcel service from chennai to US he he :) ..SO that i too can send it hah.

Padma said...

Good work for making us guess... enjoyed it.. and sweet seedai looks so crisp and yummy :)

Nithya said...

Thanks a lot to all.. and yeah Anni.. I seriously wish there was a fast parcel service too.. I would be gaining more between us I guess.. he he :)

Padma said...

Nithya have a look at this link for a surprise :)

kittymatti said...

hhaha..nithya..good one.. will try this version of sweet cheedai next...always madde it with jaggery..sugar seems to be a better option though:)

Unknown said...

That was a great guessing contest. pretty pics. I love this snack. Grandma used to make this often.

Vedha said...

ok ok. I agree Senior!!

Kavitha said...

Tatz a lovely recipe...n yummy crispy pics too..I'm sure gonna try tis soon...have already bookmarked it :) thanks for the recipe dear !!!

Several tips said...

This blog is very good.

Anitha the Great said...

Hi. Nithya u r doing a great job. I tried most of ur items. Nice. Keep doing it..

Unknown said...

wow sweet seedai looks super delicious and yummy dear !! :)

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