Suzhiyam/suzhiyan/seeyan/suyam in whatever name its called is one of a traditional recipe prepared during deepavali.This is a simple sweet filled with sweet fillings.In our area thats in kanyakumari the stuffing we usually prepare with whole green moongdal but in other blogs i see the stuffing is prepared with channa dal.For a evening snack i cooked whole green moongdal,some quantity was left so i decided to make suzhiyam.


For filling:

  • Whole green moongdal- 1 cup
  • Grated jaggery- 3\4 cup
  • Grated coconut- 3 tbsp
  • Cardomon powder-1 tsp

For outer layer:

  • Maida- 3 tbsp
  • Salt-1\2 tsp
  • Water- as needed
  • Oil to fry


1.Cook the green moongdal with little salt,it should be soft but not mushy.I used pan to cook you can even use pressure cooker for it.Drain excess water if there& cool.

2.Grind ths dal with grated jaggery to a coarse mixture using the pulse mode of ur mixie/blender.

3.In a wide pan dry roast grated coconut,add the ground mix to it and saute till it thicken,you must to able to form balls.

4.Add cardomon powder to it,cool the mixture and make small balls of it.

5.In a mixing bowl add maida,salt ,water and make a thick paste.

6.Heat oil in a frying pan,take a ball dip it the prepared maida batter and drop it on the heated oil.turn over to cook on all side.

7.When cooked take it out and drain on paper towel.

Enjoy the sweet.


1.You can use idli/dosa batter of outer coating,but don't make your batter watery it should be thick else suzhiyam will absorb more oil.I made half with idli batter and half with maida.

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  1. yummy and very healthy sweet recipe :)

  2. we call it pachai peyarru urundai.. well made..

  3. Suziyam looks very nice dear. Love this always!

  4. Delicious suzhiyam I love Babita, Thanks for linking it to Traditional Indian Sweets and Giveaway

  5. Thats my fav looks so delicious... Can I grab a few?

  6. Lovely dish,Babitha! I am gladly passing on the Liebster Award to you!

  7. we make suyyan in a different way... this one looks good and interesting though.. Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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