SUYYAM – Channa Dal Sweet (Sukhiyan, Susiyam, Seeyam)
Suyyam is a deep fried sweet snack famous in South India known by various names in different regions. During festival seasons like Diwali and Avani Avitam we prepare this sweet.
A filling is made with channa dal, jaggery and coconut. This filling is coated with maida(all purpose flour) and deep fried in oil. I like to prepare sweets without using refined sugar. This is one of them.
SERVING SUGGESTION :
- Festival sweet.
AUTHOR : Dimple CUISINE : South Indian
COURSE : Dessert YIELD :15-17 suyyams
- Oil – for deep frying
- Channa dal / Bengal gram – 1 cup
- Jaggery – 1 cup
- Grated coconut – 1/3 cup
- Cardamom powder – a generous pinch
- Sesame Seeds – 1 Tbsp
For Batter :
- Maida / All purpose flour – 1/2 cup
- Salt – as required
- Water – as required
- Wash channa dal twice and pressure cook with required water for 1 whistle.
- Filter the excess water from channa dal and spread it on a paper towel.
- Grate jaggery.
- Coarsely grind the cooked channa dal. Skip this step if your channa dal is already in mashing consistency. Just mash it with potato masher.
- Add grated jaggery, sesame seeds, cardamom powder and coconut.
- Mix all together. Now the filling is ready.
- Make medium sized balls.
- Take maida in a mixing bowl. Add salt and mix it.
- Add water to make it as a batter. Mix without any lumps.
- We need a thick batter just to coat our round filling.
- Heat oil for deep fry. Oil should be on med-high heat.
- Take one filling and dip it into batter(coat well) and drop it into oil.
- Do the same for all filling. Fry in batches according to your oil quantity.
- Turn the suyyam and fry next side also. It will get cooked in less time.
- Filter it from oil and place it on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
- Channa dal should be fully cooked but not mashing consistency.
- Do not grind for long time. Just coarsely grind it once or twice. Otherwise it will become as paste.
- Use clean jaggery. If it has some dust/sediments then prepare thick jaggery syrup. Filter it and use it.
- If required, add fried gram powder(pottukadalai powder) while making balls.
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