Sukhiyan| Sugian|Suyyam is a unique Kerala special teatime snack. Also found in some southern parts of Tamil Nadu too. It is an easy to make tea time snack generally availableat roadside small tea shops, railway stations..etc. It is also otherwise known as Mothagamor Sweet Bonda too in some parts.  It is a popular Chayakada Palaharam.

This sukhiyan is usually prepared with whole green moong or chana dhal filling. If you prefer using chana dal filling refer here for the filling. Sweetened dal filling flavoured with cardamom and covered in a subtle crunchy covering. It is one of my childhood favourites.

Sukhiyan recipe

Green Gram| Whole moong| Cheru payaru- 1 cup
Jaggery- 1/2 -3/4 cup
Coconut- 2 tablespoons(optional)
Cardamom powder- 1/4 teaspoon

Outer covering batter:
All purpose flour| maida- 1/2 cup
Corn flour- 2 tablespoons
Sugar- pinch
Salt- to taste

Sugiyan recipe

  • Soak the whole moong for minimum 6 hours or overnight.
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles. It should not become mushy but it has to be cooked soft.
  • Drain the cooked water if any from the cooked moong.
  • In a pan add the jaggery and 1/4 cup of water and melt the jaggery.
  • Once it starts to bubble, add the cooked whole moong, coconut and cardamom. Mix well and cook till the moisture almost evaporates from the mixture.
  • Now switch off the flame and allow the mixture to become cool. When the mixture is warm start rolling the moong in to small lemon sized 10-12 balls; set aside.
  • In a deep bowl add the all purpose flour, corn flour, sugar and salt and mix well.
  • Pour some water little by little, till you get the dosa batter like consistency with out any lumps.
  • Heat some oil in a deep pan.
  • Now drop one of the moong ball using your hand or spoon in side the batter and allow to coat the batter all over the ball.
  •  Drop the ball in the hot oil and fry both the sides till you get golden coloured balls.
  • Note: You could use normal dosa batter instead of all maida batter for making this sukhiyan.
  • Refer here if you like to use chana dal filling.
  • You could add 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric if you wish in the batter.

Susiyam recipe

Sugiyan recipe