Sukhiyan which literally in Malayalam means something that gives sukham (comfort and joy) is a sweet explosion indeed. This popular and delicious snack from Kerala doesn’t call for a special reason to be made; something sweet to make up a fight or just a teatime bite.
All purpose Flour/Maida: 1 Cup
Water: 1/2 cup (Just enough to make semi liquidy batter)
Green gram (Whole moong dal/ Cherupayar) : 1 cup
Water: 1 cup (to pressure cook the green gram)
Jaggery: 3-4 blocks to be grated (depending on the required sweetness)
or Sugar: 1 cup (Alternative for those who don't like jaggery)
Grated coconut: 2 table spoon
Cardamom: 2 pods (powdered with a little sugar)
Salt: a pinch
Oil to deep fry
Begin with pressure cooking the green gram with just enough water to get it mashed up. Once cooked, add the grated jaggery and stir on low heat until thick. Add the coconut and the powdered cardamom and mix well to get a consistency of a dough to make balls of it. You can add a little ghee for additional flavor which is optional. Mix the maida with water and a little salt to make the batter. Dip and coat these green gram balls with the batter and fry until golden brown.Happy eating!!!