Nov 4, 2008

MASALA CHEEYAM A CRISPY CHETTINAD SNACK

This is my RECIPE MARATHON 2 DAY 4 recipe from TAMIL NADU. In chettinad cusine ,They like to have this as a tea time snack . We can see this tasty snack in tea time in all tea kadai s(shopes)even in tattakadais with coconut chutney.Ihope you all like this one

Raw rice -- 11/2 cup
Urad dal --- 3/4 cup
Javvarisi ---1/4 cup
salt to taste
Soak all above ingredients in water for 2-3 hours drain all water and grind in to a smooth paste If required add a little water (for javvarisi if you cook it before and grind that will give a good results)
This dough should be thick idli batter add salt and run for 1 sec.
Finely chopped onion – 1/2 cup (small onion will give a better taste)
Green chillis chopped – 3-4
Coconut pieces ---- 12 cup
Curry leaves chopped – 1 tab sp
Mustard seeds – 1 tea sp
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tea sp
Heat oil in a fry pan add mustard seeds let them popup then add cuminseeds, chopped onion, green chillis, curry leaves, chopped onion and stir for 2-3 min.
Then add coconut pieces .
Add this to the dough and mix well
Heat oil in a deep frying pan make small ball s from the dough and deep fry them in hot oil in a low flame till golden color
Remove cheeyams from oil and serve with coconut chutney or tomato chutney or any other chutney as you like
When you drop the batter in to the oil don't bother about exact round shape,because the batter is not in consistency to make a shape It will become round when it falls in to the oil, so don’t worry about the shape.

27 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow something new to me. Looks yummy. You can send this to rice mela also i think hosted by "cooking 4 all seasons".

LG said...

Something new to me also..Ihave tried vadas with left over idli batter but this looks total yumm..

Divya Vikram said...

Havent heard of these..Sounds yummy..Perfect with tea..

Jaishree said...

Something new to me also.Looks delicious.

Priya said...

Delicious crisy seeyam rekha...looks scrumptious..

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Perfect Seeyams. Used to make it often in India. Miss it so much. You took me back to old days.

srikars kitchen said...

Looks perfect... nice entry.. will try it soon..

sowmya said...

nice recipe..looks yumm

Divya Kudua said...

Repeating the comment-something new..have'nt heard of this before,but going by the looks I am sure its delicious..;-)

Sireesha said...

Its new to me...Looks delicious and awesome.......

Indranee said...

Great&mouthwatering! Looks fabulous! An award for you in my blog.

Priti said...

Looks similar to bonda...nice one...nice pics

n33ma said...

Nice,new and yummy looking.Good effort for marathon.

raaji said...

hey looks so new to me....you have a gr8 innovaive recipes and quite new to......

DEESHA said...

yumm .. i wud love to have this .. Rekha, your kannada is very good yaar :)

Curry Leaf said...

I have heard about them,though the recipe is first time for me.Loooks lovely and tasty

kamala said...

Book marked this...so delicious

Roopa said...

Nice one Rekha:) Hey iam getting a message delivery failure when I try posting comments on your blog. It comes after a long time though in my inbox. I hope you are getting my comments:)

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Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I have had this so many times but never knew how to make them... Now I got the recipe they look crispy and neat...

Madhu said...

Some many yummy snacks on RM today.New recipe for me using raw rice, looks delicious.

Uma said...

never heard of this. looks like bondas! yummy!

Medhaa said...

looks great and crisp

Usha said...

Have never had these...they look absolutely yum :-)

Bhawana said...

hey this is really a good snack. I think I am going to make this for sure. liked this. bookmarked.

Viki Xavier. said...

This masala cheeyam is new to me.But seems very yummy.

lakshmi said...

this is between sabu dana and dal vadas - sounds interesting, will see if i can get around to making it sometime