Chettinadu Masala Seeyam

Chettinadu cuisine is famous for its delicious and flavorful  recipes,which is popular everywhere.Today's recipe for the blogging marathon  is Masala seeyam which is a popular deep fried snack eaten along with a spicy chutney.Here follows the yummy recipe....


Raw rice1cup
Urad dhal1cup
Boiled rice 1tbs
Green chilly4nos.
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Curry leaves2 sprigs
Coriander leavesas needed
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


                         Soak the rice and dhal together for 3-4 hours and grind it to a fine paste by sprinkling water and keep aside.

Heat a pan with a tsp of oil and crackle the mustard seeds and saute the onion and curry leaves.Finally add in the coconut and coriander leaves,turn off the stove.Add it to the ground batter and mix it well.

Heat a pan with oil and drop a round of batter,fry it to golden color.

Enjoy it warm with the spicy chutney.

  • Grinding the rice and urad dhal in a wet grinder gives a nice and smooth batter.
  • Grated carrots can also be added along with onions.
  • Tastes excellent when it is hot.

Milagai Chutney(spicy chutney)

                               Here is the recipe for spicy onion and tomato chutney which goes very well  with the Masala Seeyam.


Dried Red chilly 10nos.
Tamarind Paste1tsp
Saltto taste
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Curry leaves1 sprig
Sesame oil 3tbs


                Grind the shallots,tomatoes,tamarind paste and salt together to a coarse paste.Heat a pan with oil and crackle with mustard seeds and curry leaves.Add in the ground paste and bring it to a boil and turn off the stove,no need to cook for a long time.

Milagai chutney is ready

  • Using sesame oil gives nice flavor and taste to this chutney.
  • Garlic can also be added for extra taste.

Check the other marathoners here.


i love this seeyam and chutney....very appetizing..

i just love this a lot...lovely have made it very well!!!

Seeyam looks yummm with the chutney! Perfect snack for a gloomy evening! ;)

lovely n delicious combo..yummy!!!!!!!!!!

Yum....oooo......the use of boiled rice is very innovative......perfect anytime snack......Thanks for sharing Nalini.

looks yummy & delicious too ......

Had seen this recipe recently in a TV show...Seeyam looks too good

Super inviting masala seeyam,its been ages i had them,drooling..

Mmm....awesome recipe nalini with great flavors..;)
Tasty Appetite

lovely send it to the event
kerala kitchen

the platter looks so yum n makes me it !!!

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