Sweet Seeyam is a unique dish which has sweet stuffing made of jaggery, grated coconut and Bengal gram dal mix in the centre and is coated with rice and urad dal batter on the outside. This sweet is mostly made for Deepavali. We have given below a very easy stepwise recipe that will be a success even for first timers.
Ingredients for filling- Channa dal, grated coconut, powdered jaggery and cardamom
Soak the rice and dal separately for 2 hours. Grind them to a smooth paste adding little water.. this may take around 20 to 30 minutes. Add salt to the batter
Dry roast channa dal for 5 minutes. add equal amount water and pressure cook for 4 whistles. The cooked channa dal should be like shown in this photo- cooked but dry. Incase there is excess water, drain it and heat on low flame till water evaporates
Add the channa dal and cardamom to the mixie jar and powder. The add grated coconut and jaggery and run it again to form a tight paste as shown
Make round balls of this filling mix.
Keep the filling and outer covering batter ready
Heat oil in a wide pan. Dip the filling balls in the batter
Drop the balls in the hot oil
Keep stirring and fry on medium flame for 5 minutes till they turn golden brown
Tasty sweet seeyam ready . Happy Deepavali