Sukhiyan preparation – Kerala style

Prepration time: 45 Minutes
Persons served: 4 Persons
Cuisine: Kerala


  • Whole Green gram : 1 cup
  • Jaggery : ½ cup
  • Grated coconut : ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder : ½ teaspoon
  • Ghee : 1 tablespoon
  • All purpose flour / Wheat flour / Maida : 1 cup
  • Water : as required
  • Oil : for deep frying
  • Salt : a pinch

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.

This recipe is contributed by our subscriber Nandini. This is the same way we also prepares it at home..

Sukhiyan Preparation

  1. Pressure cook the Green gram with a pinch of salt by adding around 2 cups of water. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat the Ghee. Add jaggery when ghee starts melting. Mix well and let it melt.
  3. Add the grated coconut, mix well.
  4. Add the cardamom powder and the green grams to the pan.
  5. Saute it well for a couple of minutes and then remove from the stove.
  6. Make small lemon size balls with the cooked mixture.
  7. In a bowl, make a medium thick batter with Maida (All purpose flour) with a pinch of salt and water.
  8. 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.
  9. Serve hot.


  • Do not over cook the green grams, because it will be difficult to mold it into balls.

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Reeja Mytheenkunju

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93 votes, 3.91 / 5.00 (78%)
  • says:

    Hey, I just wanted to make sure if I can make a savory version of it by eliminating jaggery!!! Waiting for ur response…

    • says:

      @Sj: Sorry, I could not give you a confirmation as I haven’t tried this with Savory. The Jaggery is added to make it sweet and to help in the molding process. Jaggery gives the identity for this sweet.

  • says:

    Alright… Thumbs up for an authentic recipe! 🙂 Now I’ll try a savory one n let u know 😉

    • says:

      @SJ : Would love to hear about the outcome. Please let me know.

  • says:

    Tried n Tasted!!! 🙂 I’m not into sweets at all, so savory one 😛 Lovely recipe, Reeja…

    • says:

      Although I really liked the sweet one still I want to try the savory one could you please let me know how did you prepare because my savory one didn’t come out good 😔

    • says:

      You are welcome Sarojini ;).

  • L

    I like your website well. Let me try few recipes
    Seams to be quite right

    • says:

      @Leela: thanks for stopping by and dropping your comments. Please keep in touch 😉

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