Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Masala Cheeyam - Chettinad Snack

             Another interesting snack recipe from Chettinad Cuisine.Some of you may not be knowing about chettinad n its famous cuisine..so to know more about the term Chettinad..just click here  :-)This snack is so easy to prepare n very yummy crispy snack perfect with khara chutney or any spicy sauces.This is a deep fried snack once a while can enjoy such yummy snacks which suits perfect for this monsoon weather along with a cup of hot tea/coffee.I am not so familiar of chettinad recipes but like some of those hot hot delcious chicken recipes tried from other blogs n websites.The actual recipe of masala cheeyam involves seasoning of onion n other ingredients but i tried without seasoning like we do for other vada recipes.it came out good n we enjoyed with chilli garlic tomato sauce.So, here u go..

  1. Raw rice   1 cup
  2. Par boiled rice   3 tbsp
  3. Urad dal   1/2 cup
  4. Sago/Javarisi    1 tbsp
  5. Onion    1 medium(finely chopped)
  6. Ginger   2" piece(finely chopped)
  7. green chillies   3-4 no.s(finely chopped)
  8. Coconut    2 tbsp(small pieces or shredded)
  9. Curry leaves    few(finely chopped)
  10. coriander leaves    3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  11. Salt     to taste
  12. Oil    for deep frying.

  • Soak rice ,dal n sago together for 1-2 hours and grind to little thick batter(like idly batter).
  • Then transfer the batter to a bowl and add all other finely chopped ingredients,salt n mix all together.
  • Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying,when it gets hot just drop lil' batter using hand or spoon and fry till turns crisp n golden brown.
  • Once done remove from the oil ,drain it in paper towel and serve hot with any spicy chutney/sauce. Enjoy hot :)

If you don't have par boiled rice just add 3/4 cup urad dal n other ingredients as such n try .
You can also add mustard,urad dal seasoning to the batter n deep fry them.

Linking this recipe to the event, Serve It – Fried hosting by Krithi


  1. OMG, fell down just seeing the last picture. Amazing Sangee. Super. Want to have one bite.


  2. Thank you so much Uma...so sweet of you..double Like - your comments :)

  3. wow awesome deep fry recipe!


  4. Its so tempting like Uma said.

  5. these look delicious and gobble-able :)

  6. Looks absolutely delicious :)

  7. Very innovative and unique recipe. Looks crispy, crunchy, yummy and tempting. Feel like having it now with a cup of tea.

  8. cheeyam has my big love ! romba nalla irukku !

  9. The last click is so tempting...Feel like have a bite right away...

  10. Oh looks so tempting... Can i have dat plate Sangee? Pls.

  11. woww looks so crisp n inviting..

  12. Looks so crispy and delicious...

  13. what a wonderful recipe dear, hmm..they look so cute n yummy :), lovely snack n clicks :)..Really great to know that Gumbo is ur favourite too :))...

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  16. OMG drooling here..looks so crispy n yummy

  17. wow its an awesome snack...sorry for late response..i really missed a lot , ws busy wid my lil one, so cdnt blog much..hope u can understand dear...will soon check watever yummy things i missed here...tc..enjoy..:)

  18. Absolutely love it. What a great batter and then frying them, amazing :)


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