Munthirikothu | Sweet Green Gram Balls | Moong Dal Sweet

Muthirikothu / Moong Dal Balls

 Munthirikothu is a quick Tea time snack from Kerala. The recipe and ingredients are almost similar to Sukhiyan. The main difference is  in Munthirikothu we use roasted green gram powder instead of cooked green gram. It has long shelf life, can last for up to a month.

  • 2 cups cherupayar / green gram
  • 1/2 cup thick jaggery syrup
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cups grated coconut
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1cup rice flour
  • water, as needed
  • oil , to deep fry


Dry roast the green moong dal  till nice aroma develops, cool it and grind to a course powder. make a thick
jaggery syrup by melting jaggery in little bit of water and add  cardamom powder and coconuts in it. Mix well and add powdered green gram ,combine well and make small balls out of it. Make a thick paste with rice flour adding  water and little bit salt, dip each moong dal balls into this batter and deep fry till golden brown. Serve with tea or store it in an air tight containers.


  1. Sounds delicious! I've never eaten this before..

  2. This is really interesting that its shelf life is so long and it has roasted green gram flour in it.

  3. Ithu enthe favorite snack aanu..looks superb,kothiaavunnu

  4. Awesome, as you mentioned slightly different from the sukhiyan, you have done it so nicely and very nice clicks..

  5. Love this very much,bookmarking these..will try some time,Vrinda!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  6. Ymmy! I have never tried making them and I'm not sure I would dare..but this is a great sweet!

  7. Love these a lot, gorgeous munthirikothu known for its taste n yumminess.


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