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Seedai and Filter Coffee By Chef Rakesh Raghunathan

Seedai and Filter Coffee

Also known as - Filter Coffee and Seedai

Seedai is a deep-fried evening snack. Chef Rakesh Raghunathan shares the recipe for this snack and filter coffee.
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Cooking Time

15-17 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

6-10 Min



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  • For seedai

    • 1 cup roasted rice flour

    • 1 tsp roasted black gram flour

    • 2 tsp white sesame seeds

    • 2 tsp butter

    • 1 cup grated coconut

  • For filter coffee

    • Coffee powder

    • 1 cup milk

    • 1 tsp sugar

    • water as required


  1. 1

    In a bowl, mix 1 cup roasted rice flour, 1 tsp roasted black gram flour, 2 tsp white sesame seeds, 2 tsp butter, 1 cup grated coconut, water and make a smooth dough.
  2. 2

    Grease your palms with butter and make small balls roughly from the dough.
  3. 3

    Heat oil in a pan, add a handful of balls gently into the oil and fry the balls.
  4. 4

    Fry the balls evenly from all sides. Seedai is ready to serve now.
  5. 5

    Heat water in a pan, add the coffee powder in the top compartment of the filter and press nicely with the plunger.
  6. 6

    Top with boiling water, cover with the lid and let the coffee percolate.
  7. 7

    It will take 3-4 hours for it to percolate.
  8. 8

    Add sugar and 2 tbsp decoction in a tumbler.
  9. 9

    Top with boiling milk and mix.
  10. 10

    Filter coffee is ready to serve.

Seedai is also known as uppu seedai. It is a versatile dish that can be made in two versions - as a sweet seedai and plain or salted seedai. 

It is a coffee time snack in South India. It is also an important offering to Lord Krishna on Janmashtami. 

This traditional Seedai is crispy, crunchy and delicious.

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