Oct 26, 2016

Sweet Somas Recipe - Somasi Recipe - Karanji Recipe

Somas is one of the most popular indian snack items. We make it each year, but somehow i haven't shared it so far. Finally i made it few days back and i am up with the recipe. 

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Normally a somas spoon is used to cut off the excess dough from the edges. But i lost mine and couldn't find my spoon when i need it. So i sealed the edges and created a twisted pattern. 

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Makes: 12 to 15 somas


For Dough:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup
Sooji / Rava / Semolina - 2 tblspn
Salt a pinch
Ghee or Oil - 3 tblspn
Water as needed

For Filling:
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Gram Dal / Pottu kadalai - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp


Take maida, sooji, oil, salt in a bowl and rub with your fingers till it forms coarse crumbs. Add water slowly and knead to a stiff dough. Set aside for 30 mins.

Now take gram dal, sugar, cardamom in a blender and powder finely.

In a dry pan, toast coconut till it is light golden. Take it in a bowl, add the gram dal powder and mix well.

Now divide the dough into small balls. Roll it thinly, spoon some filling in the center and apply water all over the sides. Now cover it and seal the edges. You can use a somas spoon to run all over the edges to get even finish.

Heat oil in a pan, drop somas in this and fry till golden and crispy. Drain and serve warm.

Cool it down and store in a air tight container for upto a week.

First lets make the dough, take maida in a bowl

add sooji

add a pinch of salt

add in ghee or oil

rub well

add little water

knead to a stiff dough

now take gram dal in a blender

add sugar

add cardamom

powder it finely

in a dry pan, take coconut

toast till it is light golden brown

add it in a bowl

mix well

divide dough into equal balls

take one ball

roll it thinly

spoon some filling

apply water over the edges

cover it

seal it well

seal the sides

and create a pattern like this

drop in hot oil

fry till golden brown


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