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Zeenath Amaanullah
240 minutes
Prep Time
18 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Sukhiyan/Sugiyan/Modakam... RECIPE

A very popular and a traditional tea time snack from the state of Kerala. This tastes awesome with a hot cup of tea or coffee. It is healthy too as green gram is used in it's preparation which is full of protiens. Hence it is an inviting snack made with jaggery and coated with maida and is practically available in every tea shop of Kerala. Jaggery can be replaced with sugar but it tastes best with it.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Kerala
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Whole green gram 1 1/2 cups
  2. Jaggery 3/4th cup
  3. Grated coconut 3/4th cup
  4. Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
  5. Whole wheat flour or all purpose flour 1 cup
  6. Rice flour 2 Tbsp
  7. Salt a pinch
  8. Oil for frying
  9. Water as required
  10. Turmeric powder 1/4th tsp


  1. Soak the green gram for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Pressure cook it with a pinch of salt and water as minimum in amount as possible.
  3. 3 whistles are enough.
  4. Open the lid and allow the water to dry if any remaining on a medium flame.
  5. In a pan, melt the jaggery along with half a cup of water.
  6. As soon as it starts to melt and bubbly, add the grated coconut and cardamom powder.
  7. Next add the dal and saute it until dry.
  8. Allow it to cool.
  9. Meanwhile heat a kadai with enough oil for deep frying.
  10. Make a thick batter with both the flours and add some turmeric powder to it.
  11. Water should be added accordingly.
  12. The batter should not be of thin consistency.
  13. Make small balls out of the dal mix and dip each in the batter.
  14. Coat nicely and deep fry in batches.
  15. Scrumptious sukhiyan or modakam are ready to be served with tea or coffee.

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Jun-05-2017

mouth watering!

Yasmeen Ahmed
Yasmeen Ahmed   Jun-04-2017

You really rock dear

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