Sukhiyan- A sweet delicacy from South India

Sukhiyan- A sweet delicacy from South India

This was a dish I made for Gokulashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. I made this along with appams, sweet aval and thiratipal which I’d blogged earlier.  This was my first and I would admit not the greatest attempt at this dish. It is cinchy as recipes go and my family enjoyed it thoroughly, but you know when you can make a dish better right. I think I know how I can make it better next time. But the recipe is a good one and I now share it with you – I was also inspired to blog this because I was at Kalyani’s blog and saw her wonderful event calling for jaggery and sesame dishes. So here goes

1/2 cup urad flour
2tbsp water to make batter with urad flour
1 cup of grated coconut
1/2 cup of sesame seeds powdered
1 cup of jaggery
1/2 tsp powdered cardamom
Oil to fry

Method for pUran/stuffing
Add 1 tsp of water to a sauce pan and add the jaggery to it
When the jaggery gets to a syrupy consistency add the coconut and the powdered sesame and cardamom
Allow all the water to evaporate an the mixture to get a thick, ball-able consistency
Allow it to cool down
In a bowl, mix ready urad flour in water to a Bajji Mavu consistency (thick but flowing)
Heat oil in a small deep pan.
Make balls out of the puran/stuffing
Dip in the urad batter and drop into the hot oil.
Allow the top to cook to a golden brown.
Remove and strain.

Serve as offering to Lord Krishna (if you are making it for him) before popping one into your mouth :)

Sending this to Kalyani’s Magic Mingle event


Posted on

August 16, 2012


  1. This is something new..I've never tasted this.

  2. yummy n crispy Sukhiyan, one of my fav snack when I was a kid :)

  3. Wow! I love sukhiyan – could gobble up the entire lot.

  4. I was thinking of this for quite sometime.. Will try soon

  5. Delicious preparation…Love this..yum..

  6. One of my childhood favs Priya..Nicely made.

  7. I love sukiyan…but we make the outer covering slightly differnt…Delicious Priya

  8. looks perfectly done and crispy.

  9. look so crispy and yum…..thanks for sharing

  10. i am not too fond of sugiyan but the way you have described it makes me wanna try it out in the kitchen !

  11. very interesting sweet..

  12. congrats dear for ur blog domain….during festival season amma preparedit,we all love it…u make me hungry now!!

  13. I never heard to this yummy goodies but looks great!
    happy weekend friend!:)


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