Dry Fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) With Black Rice Recipe
This dish is made out of dry fruits & nuts dipped in black rice batter is perfect for any occasion.
Suzhiyam or Boorelu is a traditional dish made in Tamil Nadu and Andhra for many festive occasions. Not all sweets need to be made from sugar & jaggery. With the rise in numbers of diabetics all over the world, we need to start looking for alternative sweet content in our traditional dishes. This dish is made out of dry fruits & nuts dipped in black rice batter is perfect for any occasion.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Sweet recipes such as
- Cooking oil , for deep fry For the batter
- 1 cup White Urad Dal (Split)
- 2 cup Black Rice
- 1 cup Idli Rice
- 1/2 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
- Salt , to taste For the stuffing
- 1 cup Dry Fruits , (raisins, dried cranberry, dates)
- 3/4 cup Mixed nuts , (almond, walnut, pumpkin seeds)
- Ghee , Ghee as required
- 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- Water , as required
How to make Dry Fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) With Black Rice Recipe
To begin making the Dry Fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) With Black Rice recipe, we will first start preparing the batter.
Soak urad dal, black rice, idli rice for a minimum of 4 to 5 hours or overnight.
Grind the urad dal in a mixer until it becomes like a butter consistency.
Add idli rice, black rice, salt and water to the urad dal mixture. Make sure it is ground like an idli consistency.
Leave it for 4 to 6 hours for fermentation. This step is optional for this dish. If you ferment you may use the remaining batter for making dosa.
Once the grinding is complete, add rava and make the batter thick enough to dip the dry fruit balls.
The next step is to make the stuffing. Dry roast the nuts until the raw smell leaves and grind it in a mixer.
Add ghee, dry fruits and give it a good mix. After 3 minutes, add elachi and cook until they form a sticky consistency. Sprinkle water if needed. Water is surely needed if you are using raisins.
Lastly add the powdered nuts and mix it well. Switch off the gas.
Grease ghee in your palms and make the mix as round balls. This needs to be done when the mix is hot else we cannot bind them together.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a deep fry pan. Dip the balls made out of nuts in the batter and fry until it is cooked well.
Take out and put them in a tissue paper to absorb the excess oil. Suzhiyam or Boorelu is ready to be served.
I am an IT professional for the last 15+ years and currently residing Singapore. I have recently taken a break from mid of June 2016 to pursue my passion. Cooking and food styling is my passion & my stress buster. I am also interested towards exploring vegetarian traditional & fusion cooking from all cuisines. Hence I decided to go one step further to explore and document my passion from 2016.