Sukhiyan is a deep fried traditional Kerala tea time snack made from Green gram / Mung bean, coconut and jaggery filling. This is a highly nutritious food because the mung bean is a rich source of low-fat protein and fiber. One cup of mature, boiled beans contains around 14 g of protein and 15 g of fiber.
Pressure cook the Green gram with a pinch of salt by adding around 2 cups of water. Drain the water and keep it aside.
In a heavy bottomed pan, heat the Ghee. Add jaggery when ghee starts melting. Mix well and let it melt.
Add the grated coconut, mix well.
Add the cardamom powder and the green grams to the pan.
Saute it well for a couple of minutes and then remove from the stove.
Make small lemon size balls with the cooked mixture.
In a bowl, make a medium thick batter with Maida (All purpose flour) with a pinch of salt and water.
Heat oil in a pan. When it becomes hot, dip each of the green gram balls in the batter, coating it uniformly, and then gently transfer into the hot oil and deep fry till it become yellowish with a crispy texture.
Do not over cook the green grams, because it will be difficult to mold it into balls.
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