Thursday, 19 November 2009

Sukhiyan (Moong dal Fritters)


Sukhiyan is one of the famous evening snacks made in kerala...It is a snack made of moog dal, jaggery and coconut filling and then coated with a plain flour batter and then deep fried....you can find this snack mostly in ‘Thattukada’s or the street side small food shops that serve parcels of food...Even though I never had food from ‘Thattukadas’ I was very much fondly told by many including my husband that the food served in ‘thattukadas’ are damn tasty. Here I have added little spice powders to give it an extra aroma, you may add more.

Ingredients:
For the filling:
1cup/250 g Green grams/moong dal/Cherupayar
1¾ round blocks of jaggery in the shape of coconut shell (300g)
1cup water
1 -1 ½ cup grated coconut
a pinch of salt
¼ tsp dry ginger powder/ chukku podi
¼ tsp cumin powder
½ tsp cardamom powder.

For the coating:
1 cup plain flour/ maida
1 cup and a couple of tablespoons of water to make batter
A good pinch of salt.

Preparation:
1. Melt jaggery by placing it in a saucepan along with one cup of water. When it is completely melted, sieve it several times in a muslin cloth or a cotton cloth to get rid of the impurities.
2. Wash the grams, and cook till soft, but not mushy. I pressure cooked them with sufficient water. Drain off any water left using a seive.
3. Heat a saucepan, add the melted, cleaned jaggery and add coconut. Stir well and cook until the water is almost evaporated. Mix the cooked grams and keep on low flame, mix well and cook till all the water is evaporated. Add all the spice powders and mix well. Let it cool down a bit. Roll the filling into lemon sized balls. Make sure the mixture is not watery and it is able to make into balls.
4. Mix plain flour and water by adding a pinch of salt to make a thick batter. Dip the balls of filling in this batter and deep fry in oil for couple of minutes until the coating is cooked and starts to turn golden.

Notes:
Adjust the sweetness as per taste. I think normally sukhiyan is slightly less sweeter than mentioned here.. But if you want it sweeter than mentioned, add a couple of table spoons of sugar and mix well in the filling. This can be made once the filling is completed as well.

15 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

wow!!!!! you made me remember my mom....looks excellent

meeso said...

Hmmmm, this looks sooo good... I wouldn't be able to stop munching!

Tina said...

Iyooooda this is my hus fav....kandalpinne no control..kure ayi kazhichittu..kothi varunnu...

shahana said...

Your sukhiyans are really tempting!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi shabs,welcome back, hope u had a great time during ur break and enjoyed a lot too....Moon dal fritters looks really delicious and crispy,,must try it soon....

Priya said...

Just love this sukiyan..my all time favourite, feel like having rite now some..

Vrinda said...

Looks delish..my fav tea time snack

Gulmohar said...

OMG..you are making me nostalgic...It's been a while since I had sukhiyan..and this reminds me that it's high time that I made them :-)

sandhya said...

yummy yummy, this is my fav snack.... you have an amazing blog...

Maria said...

sukhiyans are one of my fav palaharams. Your's look yummy. I've posted it sometime back. I also make it almost the same way.

Saju said...

thanx for dropping by..naad orma vannu thante sukhiyan kandappol.. njaan ith orike undakan noki..but the batter was watery and it started to break when iput it inoil. athode nirthi..i will try it once with ur recipe..
I used instant couscous..it took just 5- 10 minutes to cook..pinnae paranjille plan undayirunillaith undakan..enno vangicha oru pack iripundayirunnu..so just made it with athe ingredients at hand..it was friday..so by den all my groccery gets over so that we can go shopping over the weekend :)

so how was ur trip to india!! and ur b'day celeb?
man..long comment!!

kothiyavunu said...

Hey Shabs,
I am unsure that how come i missed this sukhiyan of yours?I am great fan of ur blog..They are stunning n elegant.Would love to grab them from the platter.Pinne I have a recipe request for you. If you know muslim style njandu/crab roast recipe...:)Could you please, post it..that would be awesome!!
I am just wondering what is the trouble in the geeting into my blog..but my link is not kothiyavunu.com it is kothiyavunu.blogspot.com..I will look into that issue..Thanks for letting me know that and if u face any trouble in future pls let me know...:D

Shabs.. said...

hey all....thanks for stopping by and ur comments....
@Kothiyavunu.....U have made my day dear....About njandu roast, i think we wud be preparing the same way like all others do....Actually i have been craving for njandu for sometime....:)I will post them once i prepare..

saju...Love long comments...bday celeb was superb!

Parita said...

A very different recipe dear, i have never tried this before, looks very interesting, will def try some day when its raining :-)
I am sure it wud be perfect with a cup of filter coffee :-)

meeso said...

These always look so good! I haven't tried yet on my own, so I will bookmark :)

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