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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Urad Dal Fritters -Seeyam Chettinad Style

This is a Chettinad Special usually served in marriages and functions. Even though deep fried its very nutritious. The batter for this dish is similar to Vada batter. Its cooked like a fritter which makes it light. When I make Vada I usually keep Seeyam as Plan B. If the Vada batter gets too thin I use it to make Seeyam.
You can grind the batter in a regular blender or an Indian Mixer. You can make sweet Seeyam by stuffing with coconut and jaggery.

Preparation time:20 min
Cooking time:30 min


  • 1 cup Urad dal (Ulundam Paruppu) - Soaked for 2 hrs
  • 1 tbsp Toor dal (Thuvaram Paruppu) - Soaked for 2 hrs
  • Water needed for grinding.
  • Salt as needed.
  • Oil for frying.

To Temper:

  • 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds.
  • 1/2 tbsp Urad dal.
  • 1 small onion (very thinly sliced)


  • Wash and soak the Urad Dal and Toor Dal for 2 -3 hrs .
  • Grind in Wet grinder /Blender with less water. (Splash little bit of water when the grinder/blender not able to grind).

  • Temper the oil with mustard seeds and urad dal .

  • Add onions and saute them until translucent.
  • Add this to the ground Urad dal  batter.
  • Add required salt to the mixture.
  • Make small balls or whatever shapes you like and deep fry them in oil until it changes color.
  • Serve them as a snack or as an appetizer.

  • Dont make the batter too runny(the fritter will absorb more oil)
  • Wait until it changes color otherwise you feel it is still raw 
  • Serve them hot to enjoy the crispness.

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  1. Lovel crispy fried fritter. Definitely a must try for me.

  2. Would love to munch it anytime of the day!!! Thank you so much for bringing it to my event... I will definitely give it a try...

    1. Yeah! easy to make ,when you are ready with the dough.

  3. My favourite, Thanks for linking to Wtml Event.

  4. Love to munch this any time. Thanks for linking this to my event. Looking for more wonderful recipes like this.

    On-going event: What's with my cuppa?


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