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