SUZHIYAM is one of the most popular diwali special recipe in South Indian Cuisine !! This recipe is my hubby’s most favorite. My Mother-in-law use to make this dish on every diwali feast. So this time it was on my do list.
Suzhiyan or Seeyam or SUZHIYAM is a delicious sweet dish in which channa dal, cardamom, coconut puran stuffed in maida or urad dal batter. It is really easy to prepare. This recipe is similar to puran poli or obbattu. I used turmeric because this give a nice appetizing color & flavor to the dish. Stuffing can be prepare as per wish. This could be also made with spicy stuffed balls using dosa or idli batter.
Channa dal / split chickpea – 1/2 cup soaked for 4 hours
Jaggery – 1/2 cup
Ghee – 2 tsp
Dry coconut flakes – 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Maida / all purpose flour – 1 cup
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp (optional)
Salt to taste
Clean & soak the channa dal for 3 – 5 hours.
Cook chana dal, allow to cool, mashed it with a masher and keep aside.
Boil around 1/4 cup of water, add the crushed jaggery, allow to melt & remove the residue by filtering it.
In a wide open pan add jaggery syrup, ground channa dal, cardamom, dry coconut & cook it until the water evaporates completely .
Make 10 – 15 balls around gooseberry size.
In a separate bowl add maida, turmeric, salt, add some water to make a batter (like dosa batter)
Heat oil in a kadai on medium flame.
Dip the balls into the maida batter, fry them till they become golden brown & remove the extra fat using paper towel.
Serve hot & enjoy it !!