Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sukhiyan / Sugiyan

This is a typical, traditional tea-time snack of Kerala. My memories of this are of my mother making these during our holidays, when we kids were always on the look-out for something to munch on. My mom used to make the Sukhiyan with sprouted moong-beans (green gram), to give us the added nutrients. But as I am not as good a planner as my mother used to be, I make things at a whim, without much pre-planning; so there is no question of using sprouted beans for my recipe. But if you want to , you can try this same recipe out with the sprouted beans as well, and it would come out equally good. This is a protein- rich snack good for growing kids.
Green gram /Moong bean - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup or to taste
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
All purpose flour  - 1 cup
Salt - A pinch
Cook the green gram in a pressure cooker with just  enough water, until done. Meanwhile melt the jaggery in 1/4 cup water,strain to remove any unwanted particles. Reheat the jaggery in a wide pan. When the jaggery syrup starts thickening, add the cooked green gram to this after draining the excess water   Add ghee to this when it becomes somewhat dry  cook until all the water is evaporated and the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Remove from the stove, add cardamom powder and let it cool.
Mix all purpose flour, turmeric powder and a pinch of salt in water to make a thick batter. When the green gram mixture is cold enough to touch, make small balls out of it. Dip them in the flour batter and deep fry on  medium heat until the balls turn golden in color.
 Sending  this over to Priya's Cooking with seeds- Moong Beans event


  1. sukhiyan looks yummm!! And what a wonderful idea of your mom to use sprouted moong beans!!!

  2. Sugian is one of my favorite snacks, but we hardly make it..we generally use a batter of rice and urad dal for the outer coating

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  3. Feel like munching some, never say no to them,thanks for sending to CWS Vidhya.

  4. wow my fav,we too make this for diwali...luks delicious...

  5. Wow! Healthy stuffing! It's tasty and looks lovely!

  6. This looks awesome...Yummy one..A must to try..

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  7. love the sugiyans, looks delicious..

  8. Sukhiyam looks perfect. My granny makes it only during diwali or pongal and enjoy them whole for the entire day. Lovely.

  9. wow...looks absolutely tempting...

  10. wow...sounds absolutely tempting...excellent clicks

  11. Sugiyan looks crispy, crunchy, yummy and tempting.

  12. This is so new to me..Loved this traditional & delish sweet recipe ;)
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  13. sugiyan sounds great...would love to give a try.;)
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  14. perfect suzhiyam..looks so yummy and tempting..


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