Snacks Sweets

#70 – Sweet Potato Susiyam

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Grand mothers are always special to us. Our journey of life with them always had pleasant memories right from our toddler days. My grand mom is also so special to me . One of my favorite  sweet from her was Sweet Potato Susiyam.  I miss her a lot.  You believe it or not, this recipe , I am writing now is just based on my watching many times when she prepared for me whenever I visited her and my taste buds still longing for it.

As I grew up, I often jump into kitchen with my mom and kept trying to get the same style as my grandma did.

Susiyam is a traditional snack that we all prepare during festive seasons and many would not have tried this variety of Sweet Potato. Often , Susiyam is prepared with Kadalai paruppu (channa Daal) Pooranam. Most western baby foods encourage feeding sweet potato in the form of mashed or creamy soup or chips. But believe me, this version of Susiyam would be definitely liked by our Kids.

This is another easy dish and lets scroll to see the preparation......


For batter cover :

All purpose Flour ( Maida) - 1/4 cup

Rice Flour - 1 tbsp

Baking Soda - a pinch

Salt - 1/8 tsp

Water -1/2 cup

Oil for deep fry

For Pooranam ( filler):

Sweet Potato - 2 medium sized

Sugar - 4 to 5 tbsp

Cardamom powder - 1 pinch


Making Pooranam:

Take 2 medium sized Sweet Potatoes and wash it 2 to 3 times.

Take a pressure Cooker ,add the Sweet Potatoes with little amount of water.

Pressure cook the contents for 3 whistles.

Peel it once the pressure is released and mash it with your hands well.

Add 4 to 5 tbsp of Sugar to the mash.

Then add cardamom powder. Mix the contents well so that they blend together well.

Make small balls from the mash and keep it aside.

For the batter dip:

Take a mixing bowl and add 1/4 cup of All purpose flour ( Maida).

Then add 1 tbsp of Rice flour + baking soda+a pinch of salt (1/8 tsp).

Add 1/2 cup of water and mix the flours into a batter.

Making Susiyam:

Now, take a Kadai and add oil to deep fry.

Once the Oil is heated, dip the Sweet Potato mash balls into the batter.

Deep fry the dipped balls into the oil.

Yummy and crispy Sweet Potato Susiyam is ready.

As you bite, I am sure your grandma gives you a pat on the back wherever she is .

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