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Dry fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) with Black Rice

Dry fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) with Black Rice
  • Prep time
  • Cooking time
  • Serves4 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeFusion
  • Good for Lunch , Snacks
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Description

Suzhiyam or boorelu is a traditional dish made Tamilnadu& Andhra for many festive occasions. Not all sweets need to be made from sugar & jaggery. With the rise in numbers of diabetes all over the world we need to start looking for alternative sweet content in our traditional dishes. This dish made out of dry fruits & nuts dipped in black rice batter is perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients & Quantity
  • For the batter
  • Urad Dhal – 1 small cup
  • Black rice -2 small cups
  • Idly rice -1 small cup
  • Sooji Rava – ½ cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • For the stuffing
  • Dry fruits(Raisins, dried craneberry & dates) – 1 cup
  • Nuts -3/4 cup (almond,walnut,pumpkin seeds)
  • Ghee – 2 spoons
  • Powdered Elachi – ½ spoon
  • Water – as needed (only if raisins are used)
  • Oil for deep fry
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How to cook?
  1. For the Batter Soak urad dhal, black rice, idli rice for a minimum of 4 hrs – Preferably overnight
  2. Grind them in mixie if small quantity or grinder if the quantity is more..Grind first Urad dhal until it becomes like a butter consistency.
  3. Dry fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) with Black Rice
  4. Add idly rice ,black rice, salt and water. Make sure it is ground like an idly consistency
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  6. Leave it for 4 -6 hrs for fermentation. This step is optional for this dish. If you ferment you may use the remaining batter for making dosa.
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  8. Once the grinding is complete add rava and make the batter thick enough to dip the dryfruit balls.
  9. Dry fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) with Black Rice
  10. For the Dry fruit stuffing, .Dry roast the nuts until the raw smell leaves and grind it in a mixie.
  11. Dry fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) with Black Rice
  12. Add ghee,dry fruitsand give a good mix. After 3 minute’s elachi and cook until they form a sticky consistency. Sprinkle water if needed. Water is surely needed if you are using raisins.
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  14. Lastly add the powdered nuts and mix it well. Switch off the gas.
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  16. Grease ghee in your palms and make the mix as round balls. This needs to be done when the mix is hot else we cannot bind them together
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  18. Heat oil in a deep fry pan. Dip the balls made out of nuts in the batter
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  20. Fry until the ssshh sound stops.
  21. Dry fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) with Black Rice
  22. Take out and put them in a tissue paper for take out the excess oil.
  23. Dry fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) with Black Rice
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