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Susiyam Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Monday, December 26, 2016 | 10:10:00 PM

Susiyam is a traditional sweet of South India especially in the state of Tamil Nadu. It has a crispy texture on the outside and a soft sweet poornam at the inside.My mother-in-law use to make this delicious Suziyam recipe for most of the evenings for tea because it is healthy as well as easy to make, it is made with channa dal / Kadalai paruppu and jaggery so we get all the benefits of dal. I made this sweet for one of my friend from china Gia ,she really loved the sweet and packed some home, i was so happy that day. I am sharing an easy recipe of making susiyam you can make the same with paasiparuppu / green gram as well.

To watch Susiyam Recipe in Tamil please click here சுசீயம் - Madras Samayal



Serving Size          :  5 -6 people

Preparation Time : 2 hours

Cooking Time       : 30 minutes


Quantity Ingredients for Susiyam Recipe

For the Poornam
1 cup Chana Dal / Kadalai Paruppu
3/4-1 cup Jaggery / Vellam / Palm Sugar
1/2 cup grated Coconut
Pinch ofcradamom powder
2 tbspGhee / Clarified butter

For the batter
1/2 cupAll purpose flour / Maida 
2 tbspRice flour
pinch ofSalt

Cooking Method

Step 1) Cooking Dal:
Soak Channa dal / Kadalai Paruppu in water for 2 hours. Transfer the soaked dal into a cooker and add water and cook the dal for 4 whistles on a medium heat or until it is fully cooked.Since we have already soaked the dal it will be ready in 4 whistles if you haven't soaked the dal then cook it for few more whistles.

Step 2) Sauteing Coconut:
Meanwhile in a separate pan melt ghee and add grated coconut and saute it for few seconds until the coconut tuns golden. Adding Coconut enhances the taste of the poornam.

Step 3) Adding Jaggery:
After cooking the dal add grated jaggery and cook until it thickens. If you are not sure about the quality of jaggery then melt jaggery in a separate pan by adding very little amount of water, filter and then add it to the dal.

Step 4) Making Poornam:
Once the dal and jaggey mix thickens add the roasted coconut and cardamom powder and cook until fully thickened. You should be able to hold shapes. The poornam should be stiff and should not fall. Once you get this consistency turn off the heat and let it cool for sometime.

Step 5) Making Balls:
once the poornam is completely cooled take a portion of the poornam and shape it into medium sized balls. This recipes makes 16 - 18 balls.

Step 6) preparing the batter:
In a bowl combine Maida / All purpose flour , rice flour, pinch of salt and add water to form a semi-thick batter. Batter should not be runny it should be thick enough to coat the poornam.

Step 7) Frying the Susiyam:
Take a poornam , dip it in the batter and make sure all the sides are nicely covered by the batter. Drop the susiyam in hot oil and fry until the outside is cooked and turns crispy. It will not take more than a minutes. It get fried really fast so keep an eye on them.

Susiyam Recipe in Tamil

Our Susiyam is ready to be enjoyed. Please do try the recipe and share your feedback with us. happy Cooking and lets spread the Joy of Cooking.

  • Since we have already soaked the dal for 2 hours it will be ready in 4 whistles, if you haven't soaked the dal then cook for few more whistles. 
  • Do not lot of water while cooking, if we too much of water then it will take longer time to get into the proper consistency.
  • If the dal is not completely cooked and if you feel some grainy texture after cooking then grind it in a blender to make a paste and then add jaggery and cook.
  • We can also use pasiparuppu / green gram instead of Kadali paruppu / chana dal and the one made with Pasiparuppu is know as Modaham. 
  • We can also add nuts to the poornam to make it even rich.

Susiyam is a traditional sweet of south India which is both healthy and tasty. it is made with kadalai paruppu / Channa dal and jaggery.It has a crispy texture on the outside with is made with all purpose flaour and rice flour to add extra crispiness.
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  • 1 cup Chana Dal
  • 3/4-1 cup Jaggery
  • 1/2 cup grated Coconut
  • Pinch of cradamom powder
  • 2 tbsp Ghee / Clarified butter
  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Rice flour
  • pinch of Salt
  • required Water
  • coriander leaves for garnishing

  • Instructions:
    1. Cook channa dal for 4 whistles
    2. add jaggery , roasted coconut (saute in ghee),cardamom powder and cook until its thick
    3. allow it to cool and make medium sized balls
    4. make thick batter with all purpose flour, rice flour, salt and water
    5. Dip the poornam in batter and fry until crispy
    6. our delicious susiyam is ready to be served

About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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