Sughiyan is a deep fried Kerala snack made with whole green gram, jaggery and coconut. Learn how to prepare tasty and yummy Sughiyan here


  • Whole Green Gram – 2 cups
  • Jaggery – 3/4 cup grated
  • Coconut – 3/4 cup grated
  • cardamom crushed – 2
  • Dry Ginger Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Rice Flour – 1 cup
  • Maida – 1/2 cup (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry


To make Green Gram Balls

  • Pressure cook the green gram dal with very little water. Do not overcook. It should not get completely mashed.
  • Drain the cooked green gram
  • Add the grated jaggery, coconut, cardamom, dry ginger powder and mix well. Warm the mix lightly to melt the jaggery so that it can hold the mixture.
  • Make lemon sized balls. Keep Aside

To make the Batter

  • Mix water, salt and rice flour to make a thick batter. you can use 1/2 cup maida and 1/2 cup rice flour if you want a soft covering. Rice flour alone will make the covering crunchy.
  • Dip the green gram balls in the rice flour/ maida batter and deep fry in oil till golden brown
  • Drain and serve

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