Sukhiyan/Sukiyan/Sughiyan is a typical traditional Kerala sweet, state of South India made from cooked mung beans, spices, usually cardamom mixed with jaggery . They are formed into pingpong size balls , dip into a batter the deep fried in coconut oil.
Green Gram or Moong (Mung) Bean is known as Cheru Payaru or Cherupayaru in in Malayalam, the language of Kerala.
Below are pictures of the Sukhiyan while it is being made and after they are deep-fried
Picture below is the closer view of the Sukhiyan and a scene in Chaya Kada (teashops) in Allepey, Kerala, India
List of books: Sukhiyan/Sukiyan/Sughiyan