Sunday, 19 October 2014

Masala Seeyam Recipe | Chettinad Special Recipes

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Masala Cheeyam is a yummy teatime snack in chettinad cuisine. We make this a must recipe for Diwali to celebrate. We usually make vellai paniyaram, masala cheeyam, suzhiyam, bajji and vadai for tiffen snacks. This is another very easy and tasty snack from chettinad!!!

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I have been updating the picture of snacks we are preparing and here goes the next, I am sure many like this snack very much!!! The first picture in the collage is lord vinayagar created and prayed before we start making snacks.

Diwali Festival Snacks Preparation
Day 2 : Seepu Seedai 

MASALA CHEEYAM RECIPE
Recipe Category: Chettinad / Sweets 
Soaking Time: 3 hours Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cooking Time: 15 minutes Serves: 8
Ingredients:

For the Batter:
Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
Urad Dhal - 1/2 cup + 4 tbsp (Take little more than raw rice)
Pearl Sago / Javvuarisi - 1 tbsp (Optional)
Salt - pinch
Water - required to grind fine, slightly loose and smooth batter.

For the Cheeyam:

Small Onions(Shallots) - 10, finely chopped or Onion - 2, big,finely chopped
Green Chillies - 2, finely chopped
Coconut - 2 tbsp, grated, fresh
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying

To Temper:

Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 2 tsp
Urad Dhal (Split) - 2 tsp
Curry Leaves - few, finely chopped

*****The batter not be thick and fluffy like vadai or idli batter. It can be slightly runny. 


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Method of Preparation:

1.. Measure both into separate vessels and soak for 3 hours maximum and 1 hour minimum. Grind raw rice first for 5 minutes and then add urad dhal adding water little by little. Add salt and grind to smooth batter. Transfer to a container and keep aside. The batter can be slightly runny like dosa batter but not very runny as it will drink more oil. Heat oil in a small wide pan, and add the items to temper.
2. Add onions, green chillies and coconut. Saute well for few minutes and transfer to the batter. Add turmeric powder and salt required to the batter. Mix well and keep aside.
3. Heat oil for deep frying, once hot drop in the round balls of batter slowly. Turn and cook both sides.



Serving Suggestion: Serve hot with spicy red chutney!!!

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Notes:
  • The batter is easy to prepare and the shape can be easily formed, so beginners can easily try this. Not be worried getting the right consisitency of batter.
  • But must be careful not to make it very runny as the batter will drink more oil.
  • My amma adds grated carrot also to the mixture.
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10 comments:

  1. This is something too different and noticable snack, never knew abt this bfr, thanks for sharing :) On going event Rice up with sweets / spices

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  2. mouthwatering snack..looks very tempting

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  3. this look super super tempting and inviting:)

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  4. They look so delcious with the chutney, yumm..

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  5. very tempting snack.. will try this.. bookmarking..

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  6. yummy snack.. Love to try bookmarked it

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