Chettinad Sweet Seeyam

Chettinad Sweet Seeyam
Chettinad Sweet Seeyam
Seeyam (Cheeyam) is a traditional chettinad recipe, though it is made by many segments of people in Tamil Nadu.Earlier we have seen masala paniyaram (masala seeyam) now let us talk about sweet seeyam. It is quiet difficult to make and only experienced cooking experts can make this.  One should make the inner pooranam in correct consistency to make the right sized balls. Also the batter for outer covering should be right consistency to hold the inner pooranam and serve as a covering ball. In chettinad marriages the cooks normally make the pooranam in one day advance , in order to get the right consistency. In my childhood I don’t like seeyam, but now it is my favourite item in the sweet dish recipes .

Chettinad Sweet Seeyam

You can try this out easily whenever you make ulundhu vada or medhu vada you can give it a try. You may get it right if you try a few times. This sweet seeyam is a good sweet recipe which will be loved by all sweet lovers. Give it a try and share your experiences.

Chettinad Sweet Seeyam

Chettinad Sweet Seeyam Ingredients:
Raw rice - 1 cup
Urad dal - ¾ cup
Salt - ½ tsp
Oil - for deep fry
For pooranam:
Green gram dal - 1 cup (Moong Dal)
Coconut         - 1 cup
Jaggery - 2 cup
Cardamom Powder - ¼ tsp
Ghee         - 2 tblsp
Chettinad Sweet Seeyam Method:
 For pooranam soak green gram dal for half an hour and cook slightly. Drain the water and spread it in the plate.
Chettinad Sweet Seeyam

 Heat ghee in a pan and add coconut and saute. Add jaggery and stir till it dissolves.
Chettinad Sweet Seeyam

 Finally add cooked dal and cardamom powder and saute till it reaches to a thick mass consistency.
Allow to cool and make small amla size balls.
Chettinad Sweet Seeyam

 Soak raw rice and urad dal together for one hour. Grind to a smooth batter in the grinder. Don’t add more water. Sprinkle water little by little and grind to smooth consistency. Add salt and mix it well. Dip these balls in the rice batter.
Chettinad Sweet Seeyam
Deep fry in the oil.

Chettinad Sweet Seeyam

Turn and cook all the sides till it reaches golden brown colour. Take it out and keep it in the tissues to absorb oil.
Chettinad Sweet Seeyam

You can grind this batter when you grind idli batter, and store it in the freezer. You can take out from the freezer before three hours to make seeyam.
Don’t add more water,that is the important thing.
Don’t cook dal mushy. You can steam cook also.
Remaining white batter you can make masala seeyam.

Chettinad Sweet Seeyam


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