Wheat Flour cheedai

Wheat flour seedai.

Cheedai is one of the savoury items for the Janmashtami festival. Every one is scared to make seedai, because there is a chance it could burst while frying. Once it happened to me also. My mother tried cheedai with all purpose flour. Then only I got this idea of making cheedai with wheat flour. There is no need of worrying about bursting cheedai with wheat flour.

Preparation time approx. 1 hour.


  • 1 cup heaped wheat flour.( I used ashirvad brand)
  • 1/4 cup riceflour.
  • 1 tbsp urad dhal powder( dry roast urad dal till you get good aroma and powder)
  • 1 tsp butter. ( at room temparature)
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds
  • salt to taste.
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida powder ( hing).
  • water to mix.
  • oil for deep frying.


Take a clean white cloth and add wheat flour. Tie the wheat flour tightly. Steam cook this for 20 minutes. ( I steamed in an Idly cooker)


Let it cool. It will become a hard lump. You can powder this in a mixi .

Sieve the wheat flour. There should not be any lumps.


Now add rice flour, butter, salt, sesame seeds, hing. Mix it very well.


Add water little by little to make a stiff  dough. It should not be sticky.


Now make a small round shapes  and spread on a tissue paper or on a white cloth.



Heat the oil in a pan. Always keep the stove on medium.

Put some cheedai in the hot oil.  On medium fire fry this. Fry  till the cheedai turns brown colour and all bubbles will stop in the oil. Remove from oil and spread on  a tissue paper.



Store in a air tight container and use.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Very nice recipe….I will try it 🙂


    1. Thank you. Give me your comments after making.

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      1. mistimaan says:



  2. Seetha Krishnan says:

    Wonderful recipie!!! Will try this time for janmashtami.👌👌👌👌


    1. Thank you. Try this crispy easy no bursting cheedai. I got good response from many after trying. Hope you will enjoy. Give me your valuable comments after trying


  3. Malini says:

    I love Cheedai, But I never tried to make on my own. Thanks for the recipe Chitra.


    1. Thank you. Try this. Very easy and no bursting. I got many response after trying. Thank you.😚

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      1. Malini says:

        I will definitely try this. 🙂


  4. Megala says:

    Great recipe !


  5. Hi Chitra. I’ve nominated you for’The Fabulous Chef and Cuisines Award’.Congrats.Check this link to know more—https://abhajhablog.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/the-fabulous-chef-and-cuisines-award/.Hope you like it.


    1. Thank you Abha. I will check the link


    2. this link is not opening Abha ji


      1. Just check my post on the award topic.You will get the needed idea.Bi.


  6. Rema says:

    Chitra, I will definitely try this, btw i seen that if we use fried rice flour ( idiyappam powder) it won’t burst.


    1. yes. but some times happening. millets or wheat flour is safe and i thought of making different version.


  7. Rema says:

    * for ordinary cheedai, i missed this in the post


  8. Chitra,just check my post on the award topic.You will get the idea.


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