Sunday, April 11, 2010

Seeyam

Seeyam is a famous and delicious Chettinadu variety of easy to prepare sweet dish.

Ingredients:


  • Split green gram (pasipparuppu / moong dal wash): 1/2 cup (cooked)
  • All purpose flour (maida): 1/4 cup
  • Cashew nut (broken into small pieces) / munthiri / mundhiri / mundiri / gaaju: 3 tsp
  • Coconut (thengai / narial / nariyal): 1
  • Brown sugar (jaggery / vellam / gur / gud): as required
  • Sugar (seeni / cheeni / seemai sarkarai): 2tsp
  • Cardamoms (elakkai / elaichi): a few
  • Ghee: 3 tsp
  • Oil for frying
Method of preparation:


  • Coarsely dry grind the split green gram.
  • Grate the coconut and roast in ghee till light brown.
  • Add jaggery and fry.
  • Add the pieces of cashew nut.
  • Add cardamom.
  • Remove from flame.
  • Add half quantity of cooked split green gram.
  • Mix well.
  • Make small balls.
  • To make batter, mix sugar, maida, remaining cooked split green gram and water.
  • Dip the already prepared balls into the batter.
  • Heat oil and deep fry the balls till golden brown.
  • Serve hot or cold.

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