Seeyam/Suzhium/Fried Mothagam/Sojji is a fantastic sweet made with chana dal and jaggery. The sweet and cardamom flavourful filling are dipped into the rice urad dal batter and deep-fried as crispy golden sweet bondas. It is called as Sugium, Seeyam, Sojji, Suzhium, Mothagam and so on. In Tamilnadu, this sweet is traditionally made during the festival time.
But it can be made and enjoyed as an evening snack if we crave for something sweet and high proteinous bites.
Preparation time 1 hour
Cooking time 30 minutes
How to make?
Ingredients we need:
Idli Rice 100gms
Raw rice 1 tbsp
Urad dal 100 gms
Raw salt 1/2 tsp
Water as needed for idli batter consistency.
Jaggery crushed 200 gms
Chana dal 200 gms
Cardamom powder1/2 tsp
Coconut freshly grated 3 tbsps
Ghee fresh 2 tsps
Oil to fry: Coldpressed GroundnutOil
Wash and soak urad dal, raw rice and idli rice for one hour.
Pressure cook Chana dal with 150 ml water allowing 3 whistles.
Set aside to cool down.
Transfer the cooked dal, jaggery, cardamom powder and shredded coconut and grind to a coarse-textured paste.
Drain the water and grind the rice and urad dal contents with salt and water needed for idli batter consistency.
Transfer the ground batter to the mixing bowl.
Mix ghee with jaggery dal paste and make equal sized balls
Heat the pan with groundnut oil on medium flame.
Dip the balls one by one in the batter and lower them in hot oil.
Allow deep-frying until golden brown.
Take out and place them on oil absorbent paper towels.
Ready to offer/enjoy