Seedai is a popular snack made for Sri Krishna Jayanthi/Gokulashtami. Usually, seedai is done with processed rice flour. While talking with my grandma yesterday, she told me about making maida seedai and also said that it will be "vella velaer" (a beautiful golden colour without browning) in colour. Maida has high gluten content and when steamed it breaks down the gluten and makes it easily digestible.
INGREDIENTS:Maida (All purpose flour) - 2 cups
Urad dhal powder - 2 tsp.
White sesame seeds/jeera - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Hing 1/4 tsp.
Butter - 50 gms (to be melted)
Coconut oil- to deep fry
Water-coconut milk mixture - as needed
Prepare urad dhal powder as said in this link. Tie maida in a clean white cloth and steam cook for 15 minutes. When still warm to handle, break well to powder without any lumps. Sieve well.
Mix water and coconut milk and keep ready.
In a broad vessel, combine all ingredients and mix well to a crumbled mixture. Now add the water-coconut milk mixture little by little to make a smooth dough.
Make small balls from the dough and spread it on a clean, white cloth.
Heat oil and add the seedais to it. Deep fry in medium heat until golden brown. Drain on a kitchen towel. When cool, store in an airtight container.
Crispy and crunchy maida seedai is ready for offering.
Click here for regular seedai recipe
Make sure that there is no mud or dust in the flour, sesame seeds, jeera and salt. It is better to dissolve salt and hing in water and strain it and use.
Coconut oil enhances the taste, but any other edible oil can also be used.