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sweet somas recipe

sweet somas recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Starters
Cuisine: Indian, Tamilnadu cuisine
Servings: 15 Somas
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup fried gram
  • 1 pinch cardamom powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 2 cups maida
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup rava
  • 2 tbsp ghee


  • In a mixing bowl, add peanuts, fried gram (pottukadalai) and Sugar. Mix everything and coarsely grind them. A pinch of cardamom powder is added to sweet mixture and keep it aside
  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan, Roast grated coconut in it until its reddish brown in colour. transfer the fried coconut mixture onto the coarsely ground sweet mixture
  • Now again in a mixing bowl, add maida, Rava/sooji, salt, ghee and baking soda. Add little water and make it a firm dough
  • Cover and rest it for 30 minutes.
  • Now in a small bowl, mix together maida and water to a thick paste. this paste is used to seal the sides of somas.
  • Take a small portion of the dough, make a ball and flatten it to thin layer. Make even circles with a lid. Place the filling onto one side.
  • Seal the edges with maida paste. now, cover the somas from the other end without filling and press the sides gently. press it with fork
  • heat oil and drop the prepared somas in hot oil. turn sides and cook it until crispy and brown