Seeralangari | Siralakari

Seeralangari | Siralakari

Seeralangari | Siralakari

This seeralangari or siralakari is an extremely rare delicious traditional Tanjore dish. It's a one-of-a-kind recipe, as the name suggests. We have no idea what the name means. Seeralangari is one of those long-forgotten recipes. This can be eaten as a snack in the evening or as a side dish with vatha Kuzhambu . It is traditionally made with green gram dhal, but you can experiment with other dhals as well. It is a protein-rich recipe that also provides satiety. 

This was my late grandfather's favourite dish, and I dedicate this recipe to him.


Green gram dhal (Paasi Paruppu)-1 cup
Red chillies-6 nos
Fennel seeds-1 tsp
Grated coconut-1 tbsp
Green chillies-4 nos chopped
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Urud dhal-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Coriander leaves few
Asafoetida a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tsp


👉First dry roast the dhal and soak it in water for 1/2 hour.
👉Then drain the water completely and grind it along with red chillies,fennel seeds, asafoetida and salt to a very coarse paste. Do Not Add water for Grinding.

👉Now in a steamer grease the plate with oil and place the paste on to the plate and gently press into slightly thick Adai shape. Allow it to steam for 3 to 5 mins.

👉Now while it is still hot cut the steamed ground mixture into desired shapes using a knife.
👉Remove the pieces from the steamer plate carefully and set aside.

👉Simultaneously heat oil in a pan/kadai add the mustard seeds,cumin seeds,urud dhal,green chillies,curry leaves and allow it to splutter and add grated coconut saute for few seconds then finally add the cut dhal mixture pieces in and give it a gentle mix being cautious not to break the pieces.

👉Garnish and serve hot.

Preparation time-20 mins


✍️If you don't have steamer plate you can use your idli plates just grease it with oil place a thick amount of ground dhal mixture on each groove ,shape them into idlis and then after steaming cut into desired shapes(diamond/square).
✍️You can also add chopped garlic and ginger.

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