Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Sukhiyan - Cooked Greengram-Jaggery balls dipped in wheat flour batter and fried

Sukhiyan (Sugiyan)

I remember the days when every tea shop in Kerala had a few standard snack items - Puttu (click here to view Puttu recipe), Pazham Pori (click here to view pazham pori recipe), Parippu Vada, Uzhunnu Vada, Appam (click here to view Appam recipe) and of course Sukhiyan. 

Now we are able to see this snack only in tea shops in village areas or small tea shops in cities... 

Many children today dont even know what a sukhiyan is... they want only junk snacks such as Kurkure, Lays etc :(

In fact it is a very nutritious dish because it contains green gram, jaggrey etc.

This is a typical tea-time snack... Children will also like it since its sweet too and hence can be given to school... 

Ingredients for Sukhiyan

Green gram/Moong - 1.5 cup
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Jaggery - 500gms
Cardamom - 4 nos.
Salt - 1/2 tspn

Process to prepare Sukhiyan

Clean the moogdal and cook in pressure cooker. Donot over-cook the moongdal. 

If the greengram gets overcooked, then it would become paste like while mixing and the sukhiyan would not come out well.

Powder the cardamom and keep it aside. 

Drain out the excess water (if there) from the moong dal.

Take a pan and heat in low flame. Powder/crush the jaggery and put it into the pan. Add 50ml of water into it and make it syrup-like. Add the cardamom powder into it.

Once it is ready, add the cooked green gram into it and mix it well. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes or until water vaporises and we get a dry mixture.

Allow it to cool down. Make small balls of this mix and keep them aside.

In a bowl, put the all purpose flour. Add salt and make a thick batter. 
I am sorry for not posting the pics of the batter...I could not take the photos since my hands were full of batter :(

Take a frying pan, pour oil (to fry the balls) and heat the oil in meduim flame. Once the oil is hot, dip each of the balls in the batter and fry them in the oil in low-medium flame.

Once the balls turn light brown, remove from the oil and drain the oil. 

Sukhiyan is ready... This is a typical tea time snack...

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