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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sukhiyan / Modakam (Green Gram Balls)

           Its a sweet & delicious snack with green gram stuffing.....This is a typical kerala tea time snack..... Its usually available in the local tea shops.... Its very simple & easy to make... 
My dear mom's special recipe...


1.Green gram(cheru payar)-1 cup
2. Coconut(grated)-3/4 cup
3.Cashew Nuts(cut into small pieces)-10
4.Raisins/Kismis(unakka mundiri)(chopped into small pieces)-10
5.Maida-2 tbsp
6.Atta-4 tbsp
8.Salt-1/2 tsp
9.Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
10.Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
11.Ghee-2 tbsp

Mixture Preparation 

~Cook the green gram in a pressure cooker with 1 cup water(1 or 2  whistle) ...& keep aside...(Do not over cook..should not become a paste..)
~Heat ghee in a kadai(cheena chatti).
~Roast chopped cashew nuts till they change color.
~Now add kismis & cook or 1 min.(keep stirring).
~Add coconut & stir cook for 5 mins.
~Add sugar & mix well & taste its should be very sweet enough...(keep adding sugar till its mouthwatering)
~Add the cooked green grams & mix well & check the sweetness(sugar can be added if required).
~Stir cook for 2 mins & off the flame & let it cool.
~Can refrigerate after cooling if required.
~Make lemon size balls with this cold mix...

Batter Preparation

~Take a bowl & mix maida, atta, sugar-1 tsp, salt, turmeric powder & cardamom powder.
~Mix very little water with it..The batter should be very thick..

Sukhiyan Preparation

~Heat oil in a kadai.
~Dip the small balls in the batter, coating it uniformly & dip in oil & deep fry it..

Sweet balls ready !!!

Linking to : Pari's Show me your Dessert 

 Linking to : Soumya's Taste of the Tropics - Coconut
& Mireille's Page

Linking to : Sayantani's JCO-celebrate; Monsoon of India & Jagruthi's Page

Linking to :  Viji's Feast For Your Guru


  1. so yummy and tempting.. Thanks for linking it to my event!! Please add the link to Mireille's page also!!

    Looking for more yummy entries!!


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