9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Karchikaya / Sweet Somas (Somasi)–Diwali Sweets

Friday, October 17, 2014

Karchikaya / Sweet Somas (Somasi)–Diwali Sweets

A delicious sweet that is prepared for Diwali.. This recipe will make 12 - 16 medium sized somasi and there will extra filling, that you can eat as is or as a stuffing for parathas..  This is a traditional sweet!!!
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Maida - 1 cup
Oil - 1 1/2 table spoon
Corn Flour - 1 tea spoon
Salt - A big Pinch
Oil – to deep fry
For the stuffing
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Pottu Kadalai / Fried Gram Dal - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup (adjust to taste)
Cardamom - 2
Mix all the ingredients of the dough and slowly add water and make it to a stiff dough. Knead it well. Set aside for 2 hours.
To prepare the filling, lightly heat the coconut and set aside. Grind sugar and cardamom well and set aside to a bowl
Grind together pottu kadalai and coconut coarsely and add it to the bowl in which sugar is added
Now mix all the stuffing ingredients well. The stuffing is ready. You will need approximately  1 - 1 1/2 table spoons of filling per somasi.
Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry the somasi
After 2 hours of resting, knead the dough well.
Make 12 - 16 rounds of the somasi and work with one at a time. Keep the other balls covered
Roll the ball to a thin poori and keep the stuffing inside leaving one inch on all sides
With the help of your fingers, now wet the one semi circle of the puri with water
Cover it to a semi circle and seal the edges well
With the help of a cutter trim the excess dough
Make sure there is little bit of sealed edges in there or else the filling will come out..
Reduce the heat of the oil to medium low and drop the somasi and do not flip it often
Instead take oil and drop it over the somasi and once the bottom is well done, flip it and make sure the other side is also golden
Remove from oil to a tissue lined tray to remove excess oil
Serve warm!!   

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