Cookbook:Deep Fried Chickpea Dough Balls (Chyueeam)

Deep Fried Chickpea Dough Balls (Chyueeam)
CategoryIndian recipes
Timesoak: 8 hours
prep: 20-50 minutes

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Cheyeeam are deep-fried balls of ground chickpeas.




  1. Soak kadalai paruppu in clean water for at least 8 hours. They will double in size, so allow extra water for them to soak up.
  2. Boil kadalai paruppu. This should take about 40 minutes in a regular pot on the stove, or about 9 minutes in a pressure cooker (plus 10 minutes to depressurise).
  3. Grind boiled kadalai paruppu with the jaggery and elachi, without adding any water, to make a dough.
  4. Make small balls with the dough.
  5. Make a thin batter with the maida and water. Add salt as needed.
  6. Dip the dough balls in the batter.
  7. Pour the oil in a pan. Heat until a small piece of dough floats and bubbles when added.
  8. Add a few battered dough balls. Deep fry individually until golden.