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Tamilnadu Style Suzhiyam Recipe

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Tamilnadu style suzhiyam recipe / suzhiyam recipe – a stuffing put together with cooked channa dal, jaggery, cardamom powder and coconut. This stuffing is made into balls and dipped in a maida, rice flour batter and deep fried in oil.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Served AsSnacks
Servings 4


  • Maida – ½ cup
  • Rice flour – 2 tbsp
  • Cooking soda – a generous pinch optional
  • Channa dal – ½ cup
  • Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Cardamom extract/cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Shredded Coconut – ¼ cup


  • 1. Pressure cook ½ cup of channa dal, drain water and mash using a ladle.
  • 2. Transfer the dal into wok or saucepan. Add jaggery, after it starts melting, add cardamom extract, and coconut.
  • 3. Mix well and turn off the flame. The stuffing should be thick to make as round balls.
  • 4. Let it cool and make equal sized balls as in picture.
  • 5. In between preparing a maida batter. In a mixing bowl, add ½ cup of maida, 2 tbsp of rice flour, pinch of salt and a generous of pinch of cooking soda.
  • 6. Mix everything really nice. Add water slowly and mix without lumps to form a batter like an idli dosa batter consistency. If you pour this using a ladle, it should be like a ribbon.
  • 7. Once everything is ready, heat a kadai with oil to deep fry suzhiyam.
  • 8. Place a channa ball in batter, fully coat it with batter, place in hot oil. You can put 3 to 4 at a time.
  • 9. Keep the flame medium low. Cook for 30 to 40 secs, flip to another side and cook for 40 secs.
  • 10. Drain the oil and place it on a plate. Do the same for remaining.

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