Sughiyan Kerala Green Gram Sweet Balls | Cherupayar Sukhiyan Snack

Kerala Sughiyan Recipe


Sughiyan or Sukhiyan is a typical Kerala sweet dish made with green gram and jaggery. This yummy green gram, coconut and jaggery-filled Kerala dish is a favourite tea-time snack.

Sweetened balls of green gram mixture coated with flour batter and fried a crisp brown is an all-time Kerala favourite. The deep-fried sweet moong bean balls are easy to make and taste so delicious.

Sughiyan Kerala Sweet Balls Recipe:

Sugiyan is a delicious Kerala sweet dish where green gram balls are stuffed with a coconut and jaggery filling and deep-fried.  This Kerala Sukhiyan recipe is a popular tea time snack.

How to make Kerala Sughiyan:

1. For this green gram Kerala snacks recipe, wash and pressure cook green gram dal. Evaporate any excess water and remove the cooked dal into a bowl. (Make sure you don’t overcook the dal, otherwise it will be difficult to mold it into balls).

Boiled green gram for Sughiyan Kerala Recipe

Green Gram Boiled

2. Add grated coconut, grated jaggery, crushed cardamoms, dry ginger powder.

Add grated coconut to green gram for Kerala sweets recipe

Sughiyan Recipe

3. Mix all the ingredients well. (Alternately, you can melt the jaggery in frying pan and then add the coconut, cardamoms, ginger powder and cooked moong dal, whilst stirring all the time).

Mix all the ingredients for green gram sweet kerala recipe

Green Gram Mix

4. Shape into even-sized balls and keep aside.

Sweet Green Gram Balls Recipe

Green Gram Balls

5. In another bowl, mix together rice flour, salt and water to make a thick batter.

Kerala Sughiyan rice flour batter for Kerala snacks recipe

Rice Flour Batter

6. Heat oil for deep-frying. Dip the green gram sweet balls in the batter and gently drop into hot oil. Fry to a golden brown.

7. Remove the Sukhiyan balls with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to soak excess oil.

Kerala Sughiyan Recipe


8. Serve hot and crunchy green moong dal sweet Kerala Sugiyan with a hot cup of tea.

If you are looking for more Kerala snacks recipes, do try out Plantain Chips and Gothambu Ada.

Cherupayar Sukhiyan Snack Recipe details below:

Sughiyan Recipe Kerala Style
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Sughiyan is a deep fried Kerala snack recipe made with whole green gram, coconut and jaggery. Cherupayar Sukhiyan Kerala style is a nutritious and tasty dish with a crisp outer covering and a soft, sweet inner filling.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Kerala
Servings: 6
Calories: 48 kcal
Author: Anjali Rajan
  • Whole green gram - 2 cups
  • Jaggery – ¾ cup grated
  • Coconut – ¾ cup grated
  • Cardamom -2 crushed
  • Dry ginger powder – ¼ tsp
  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Maida – ½ cup optional
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
To make the green gram balls:
  1. Pressure cook the green gram dal with very little water. Do not overcook. It shouldn’t get completely mashed.
  2. Drain the cooked green gram.
  3. Add the grated jaggery, coconut, cardamom, dry ginger powder and mix well. You can warm the mix slightly to melt the jaggery so that it can hold the mixture together.
  4. Make lemon sized balls out of the mixture and keep aside.
To make the batter:
  1. Mix water, salt and rice flour to make a thick batter. You can use ½ cup maida and ½ cup rice flour if you want a soft covering. Rice flour alone will make the covering crunchy.
  2. Dip the green gram balls in the rice flour/maida batter and deep fry in oil until golden brown.
  3. Drain and serve delicious Sughiyan Kerala style with a cup of hot chai
Recipe Notes

* You can add a pinch of salt while cooking the green gram dal.


Sughiyan Kerala Green Gram Sweet Balls | Cherupayar Sukhiyan Snack
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