Suzhiyam/Suyam is one sweet that my mother never misses to make on Diwali, but for some reason, I never made it at all till now. This year, I made it for Diwali, but of course, I didn't get a chance to post it then, since I made it on the festival day, but I managed to take some pictures. This is an easy dish, and if you like sweets made with jaggery, then you will definitely like this..
Need To Have
- Chana Dal/ Bengal Gram - 1/2 cup
- Grated Jaggery - 1 cup
- Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
- Cardamom - 2
- All Purpose F;our/Maida - 1/2 cup
- Salt - 1/8 teaspoon for the batter
Presseure cook the chana dal till soft, drain excess water, mash and keep.
Melt the jaggery in 1/4 cup water, strain and keep.
Take the strained jaggery water, mashed dal and coconut, mix and cook till it becomes a thick and dry mixture ( like shown in the picture ). Add the cardamom ( powder the inner pods and add ), mix and let the mixture to cool.
When it's cold, make small balls out of it and keep. Now make a thick batter with the maida and salt and heat some oil for deep frying.
Dip the filling balls in the maida batter and deep fry them. Drain the excess oil and serve
You can cook the dal in regular pan too.
This tastes best when had on the same day, if refrigerated, the outer layer becomes very tough.