Sweet seeyam / Susiyam
This special sweet has the different name as Sweet Seeyam , Susiyam and Munthiri kothu. Although it carries different names in our region,
recipe followed is more or less same and ingredients. Seeyam will be delicious when dipped in fresh ground batter and deep fried. If you are health conscious, this can be done in Kuzhipanayaram pan. Heat pan when it is hot sprays some oil on the pan pour batter little less than half of each pit and drop a small ball of filling on it, pour little more batter on top to cover the ball when the surface is cooked slightly brown turn on the other side cook and serve .
Ingredients to prepare:
Raw rice-1 cup
Urad dal-1 cup
Channa dal or Whole moong dal-1 cup
Jaggery powdered-1 cup
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Cashews-10 or 15
Ghee 1 tsp to fry cashews
Oil to deep fry seeyam-150 ml
Method to prepare:
1.Wash and soak raw rice and urad dal for an hour, grind to a smooth batter.
Add 1/4 tsp of salt and mix it to a dosa batter consistency, keep aside ready.
2. Fry Cashews into golden brown.
3. Pressure cook dal with 1 cup of water, remember, cook well as a smooth paste, do not add much water to boil.
When it comes to room temperature mash it and add powdered jaggery, cook on stove until it gets thicken , add grated coconut, cardamom powder and mix well.
This mixture can be prepared in pre- hand, keep refrigerated.
4.Make the filling to a small gooseberry size balls keep roasted cashews in the middle of the ball as shown in the picture.
5. Now it is time to make seeyam, Heat oil in a pan, dip the filling balls in the batter one by one and drop into the oil gently without touching each other. Make sure the balls well coated in the batter or otherwise filling may disperse in the oil.
Turn occasionally, fry golden yellow and collect from oil.
Toothsome sweet is ready to serve.