Feb 13, 2015

Chettinad Masala Seeyam Recipe / Masala Cheeyam Recipe

When i was watching a cooking show, i saw this recipe. I was totally impressed by that recipe and made it immediately..It turned out just perfect. Loved it to the core, actually the lady who made this called it as masala paniyaram. But when i browsed in google, i found this name.

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Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking Time : 2 hours
Serves : 4


Whole Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
Raw Rice / Pacharisi - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tblspn + for deep frying
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Green Chillies - 2 chopped finely
Ginger - 2 tsp chopped finely
Curry leaves a spring


Soak Whole urad dal and rice in a bowl, soak it for 2 hours.

Drain it and take it in a blender, make it into a fine puree. Pour this into a bowl, add in salt and mix well.

Heat oil in a pan, add in mustard and crackle.

Add in onions, chillies, curry leaves, ginger and saute for a min.

POur this into the batter and mix well.

Heat oil for deep frying. Drop spoonful of batter in hot oil and fry till golden.

Drain and serve with chutney.

Take urad dal in a bowl

Add in raw rice / pacharisi

cover with water and let it soak for 2 hours

now it is soaked. 

drain and add it to blender

make it into a smooth puree

transfer to a bowl

add in salt
mix well
Take other ingredients

Heat oil in a pan

add in mustard seeds

add in chopped onions

some curry leaves

add in chillies and ginger

saute for a min

pour that into the batter

mix well

Now heat oil for deep frying

take spoonful size of batter

drop in hot oil

fry till golden

once it is golden

drain it

all done



serve with spicy tomato chutney


  1. Hi aarthi, I enjoy all your recipes that you post. While grinding the urad dal and rice, there is no need to add water correct?

  2. @nishaadd in little water, and make a thick batter.

  3. Hi aarthi. I enjoyed this snack . I made this snack for our Sunday special evening snack yesterday. We all enjoyed it :). Thank u for all your wonderful recipes . Nisha

  4. Can we add red chilli powder???

  5. Can we make them in Paniyaram chatti

  6. @kalai vaniyes u can fry them in paniyaram pan

  7. Your. blender is superb,,,from where. 'can we. get. It. And what. Is. the brand?????

  8. Looks yummy!!!! I will try for sure:)

  9. Love you blog and the pictorial of all your recipes are sooo very helpful.
    can you please, share recipe for the spicy tomato chutney that is so yummy looking?
    Keep up the hardwork and the awesome recipe-sharing...

  10. Can you please provide the link for the chutney as well

  11. @nivedhita sblook for tomato flaxseed chutney in my website


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