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Suzhiyam is an important snack made during Diwali festival in most of the South Indian houses. Even it is very popular, every family have their own recipe in preparing it. The recipe which I am sharing here is my Mil recipe which uses rice and dhal for outer covering with sweet or savoury filling. Traditionally, channa dal and jaggery is used as filling but I add potato to it, which doesn't change it's taste and texture. You can use the same left over filling for Purana poli..This recipes is for Blogging Marathon theme " Dessert with Vegetables" . Do check other Blogging Marathoners are doing. blogging-marathon
Suzhiyam / Suzhiyan / SeeyamPreparation time: 30 ~ 45 minutesSoaking time: 1 hourCooking time: 30 ~ 45 minutesYield: 25 ~ 30Ingredients:For Outer Covering:½ cup raw rice½ cup urad dhalSalt to tasteWater as neededFor Filling:¼ cup channa dhal¼ cup cooked, shredded potato ( optional, omit and add ¼ cup shredded coconut)½ ~ ¾ grated jaggery, depends on sweetness.½ tsp cardamom powderwater as neededOil for fryingPreparation:1. Wash and soak channa dhal for an hour separately.2. Wash, soak dhal and rice together for a hour. Grind it in to smooth batter.3.Add water and salt to the batter and adjust it to dosa batter consistency and keep it aside until use.For Filling:4. While grind the batter, Pressure cook channa dal for one whistle. After pressure drops, remove the lid and drain the water from cooked dhal and cool completely. Grind the cooked dhal in to coarse powder, and keep it ready.5. Meantime heat jaggery and ½ cup of water and allow it to boil. Once jaggery dissolves in water, drain the mixture to remove the dust from jaggery.6. Boil the strained jaggery( no need for string consistency) and add ground channa dhal, shredded potato. Mix and allow it to cook.7. When the mixture become thick, add cardamom powder. Mix and transfer it to another plate to cool. Divide the filling in to equal no of portions.For Frying:8. Heat sufficient oil in a pan, dip the filling ball in the prepared batter and deep fry. Serve as you wish..Note:Shredded Coconut can be used in place of mashed potato or you can replace it with more channa dhal i.e ¼ cup dal instead of both.If batter is in correct consistency, suzhiyam will get its round smooth shape when dropped in oil, if not add more or little water as needed.