Sukhiyan (Kerala Snack)

Sukhiyan (Kerala Snack)

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For all those people who are not familiar with this dish, i will give a small introduction. This is a typical kerala tea time snack. Its usually available in the local tea shops. Its very simple & easy to make & this is one of my favourite tea time snack, nalumanipalaharam :)

  1. Cherupayar(Moong Dal) – 1/2 kg
  2. Jaggery – 1/4 kg
    Coconut – 2 cups
  3. Plain Flour – 1 1/2 cup
    Gram Flour – 1 1/2 cup
  4. Cardamom – 5 crushed
  5. Water

Cook cherupayar in 3 cups water & drain the water completely. Make sure that it is not overcooked. Melt Jaggery by adding 1/4 cup water. When it melts add coconut & cardamom. Mix well. Add the cooked cherupayar to this mix & combine. Make sure that the mix is dry. When it is cooled make small balls with the mix. Combine plain flour & besan flour. Add little water to this & make a thick batter. Dip each of the balls in the batter & deep fry.

Source: Vanitha Magazine

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  • http://kitchenmishmash.blogspot.com Mishmash!

    Hello Maria:) how re u? Sukhiyan brought back loooots of childhood memories….this is my favourite snack too, I’m taking a couple from that ;) Mango salad sounds and looks great and yummy :) Will try next time when I get ripe mangoes !

    Shn

  • http://www.ourlifeabroad.blogspot.com Sene

    Thank u so much!! I love sukhiyan very much. But, never knew how to make it. I will definitely try it out today.

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Hi Shn

    am doing good. hope you get the ripe mangoes soon :).

    Hi Sene

    please try out sukhiyan and let me know the result. Thanks

  • http://spicesofkerala.wordpress.com Reena

    Hi Maria, My first time here. I have never heard of Sukhiyan. Is it same as Modakam? From the recipe it looks so. The picture is very tempting.

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Hi Reena

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Whether sukhiyan is same as modakam… i dont have any clue what modakam is :)… may be its the same thing & the name varies from one place to another.

    I visited your blog too, interesting one!!

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  • http://rashminair.blogspot.com/ Rashmi

    Hello Maria:
    Hope you are enjoying your vacation. This is the second time I visited your blog this month. I stumbled upon it while searching for some recipe. I really enjoy reading thru your recipes. I hope to make that chicken mappas or this sukhiyan very soon…
    Keep up the good work.

    Regards,

    Rashmi

    PS: I have a rather different blog; check it out when ever time permits. rashminair.blogspot.com

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Rashmi

      Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and sorry for the delayed reply :(.

      Hope you’ve tried out mappas or sukhiyan and you liked it too, please do let me know your feedback.

      I will def drop in at your place :)

      Take care
      Maria

  • http://rashminair.blogspot.com Rashmi

    Hi Maria,
    I did try the kozhukatta and the egg puttu, randum adipoli aayirunnu. :) Thanks a lot for the recipe.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Rashmi

      Thanks a lot for trying out the recipes, very happy to know that you liked both :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.shabscuisine.blogspot.com shabs

    Maria, was the sweetness good enough for u in this one?…I added quite lot of jaggery in mine to reach my level……The first tim ei made this, i have used quite les, but wasnt sweet enough for me…but then I Added nearly 300 gm jaggery for 250 gm of cheruparayar. Thats my sweet level.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Shabs,

      Yes the sweetness was enough for us. We both like it mildly sweet, enikku madhuram pettannu mattikkum :) Looks like you really have a sweet tooth ;)

  • Divya

    Hi Maria ,,,thanks for the email…
    .anyway i am goin to try 2day your sugiyan…..my hubby likes it….and this is my first time effort going to invest in sugiyan preparation…..

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Divya,

      Did you try out the sukhiyan? Hope it came out well and your husband liked it.

      Would love to hear from you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • simi

    Maria,
    your way of presentation of each recipies are excellent.keep it up………….

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Simi :)

  • Kavita

    Hi Maria,

    Tried sukhiyan today. It was tasting gud but the coating was a bit hard. After keeping it in room temperature for a couple of hours, It was really hard….

    The ones we get from Kerala bakery are so soft, even if kept for days. Could you pls tell me the reason?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Kavita,

      Thanks dear for trying this.

      About the covering being thick….

      1. was the batter very thick? Though the batter should be thick, it should have the consistency of something like Idli batter and should not be pasty in texture.

      2. Did you fry it in high flame?It’s ideal to fry it in low-med flame.

      If you have done the above two things correctly and still the coating was hard, I’m sorry dear…I’m not very sure why it happened :(

      Hope it comes out well next time, all the best!!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Mrs.Yasmine Daniel

    Thanks a lot for the Sukhiyan Recipe :))) It actually bought back my childhood memories with tears in my eyes. My mother used to make this dish as an evening snack on a Saturday or Sunday. After I lost my mother, I felt all the wonderful recipes that she used to cook, kind of died with her…. I’m very happy to find this recipe. I never ever imagined to ever find the Sukhiyan Recipe on the net, or with anybody. Neither my mother in law has ever heard about Sukhiyan, surprisingly. Thanks a tonn and God bless :)))

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Yasmine,

      Its good to know that this post brought you back good memories & reminded you about your mom’s recipe. I do hope its similar to what your mom used to make. Please do try it & share your feedback. I’d love to hear from you…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roshini-Mary-Jojan/100001739813631 Roshini Mary Jojan

    Hi Maria
    I am new to ur site………………but i like ur cooking explanation and mouth waterign pictures also…………….from now everyday i check ur site and prepare variety food for my hubby and kids………………thanks

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Roshini,

      Thank you so much for visiting he blog & for leaving a comment. I do hope you get a chance to try the recipes from here. Would love to hear your comments too…

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roshini-Mary-Jojan/100001739813631 Roshini Mary Jojan

    Hi Maria

    Thanks for the  nice recipies and mouthwatering pictures

  • NanS

    Hey Maria,
    I have been following ur site since few months now. U r doing a great work.Keep it up! :)
    When I made the filing for Sukhiyan, it was not dry..I guess I added a lot of water while melting the jaggery. Is there something we can do if this happens?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks NanS! If the mixture becomes too liquidy, keep cooking it till the water dries up.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Mincy

    Hi Maria, We tried this recipe after my husband insisted on making sukhiyan. I could never have imagined making this ever in my life. It turned out really great and the jaggery was the right amount. Thanks for the recipe.
    Mincy

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Mincy,

      Thanks a lot for your comment! I’m really happy that you find this recipe useful :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sandhya

    I am new to ur site………………but i like ur cooking explanation and mouth waterign pictures also…………….from now everyday i check ur site and prepare variety food for my hubby and kids………………thanks

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Sandhya :) I do hope you like the recipes and your family also enjoys them.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Sandhya :) I do hope you like the recipes and your family also enjoys them.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sandhya

    I am new to ur site………………but i like ur cooking explanation and mouth waterign pictures also…………….from now everyday i check ur site and prepare variety food for my hubby and kids………………thanks

  • Deepthi

    Maria, i made the stuffing for sukhiyan, last weekend… when i was about to make the batter, my husband disappointed me, since it’s a deep fried one, so i made a batter like aappam and made it like a thin dosa, and kept the stuffing inside and they ate it like that….. but it was awesome for our weekend rainy evening…. thank you.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      aaha, so you made a new version of Sukhiyan, eh ;)? It’s one of my fav palaharam! Glad that you liked it. May be I’ll also try your version sometime..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Alka

    Hi Maria,

    Just a doubt. Do we need to soak the cherupayar in water before cooking? Is there anything else we could substitute for gram flour.

    All the recipes I tried so far from ur site came out really well.
    Thanks a lot again

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Alka,

      I usually dont soak cherupayar before pressure cooking.

      I havent tried substituting gram flour in this recipe, but if it’s a must, may be you can try rice flour.

      Good to know that you’ve liked the recipes tried from here, thank you :)

      Hope you get to try Sukhiyan soon and like it too..

      Cheers
      Maria

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