Apr 4, 2012

Sweet Somasi

Sweet Somasi / Gujjiyas / karchikka / Karjikai :  these are the names for this sweets .

Ingredients needed :

for outer covering :
  • Maida - 1 cup
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Oil
  • Water
Method :

Take a bowl add in maida + salt + oil and mix it well and then add water little by little and knead it well till a soft dough is formed ...and allow it to rest for few mins. meanwhile prepare the stuffing ...

Ingredients needed :
for Stuffing : 

(adjust sugar as per you taste)
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Chutney dhal / Pottu kadalai - 1/2 cup
  • Poppy seeds - little
  • Dry Raisins - 10 - 15
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Elachi powder - little
Method : 

Grate coconut and keep it aside ..take a blender and add the chutney dhal and using the pulse button grind coarsely ...and transfer it to a bowl and to that add the dried raisins + elachi powder + sugar + poppy seeds + coconut and mix it well..

Method to make the somasi :

Take small ball size of the dough and roll it like how we make it for poori then place it on the mould and place the stuffing in one side and close the mould tightly and take all excess dough if any and place it in a plate ...

Heat a kadai and add oil for deep frying , once the oil is hot gently drop in the somasi and deep fry it till done on both the sides ...

If you don't have the mould , you can roll it like poori and place the stuffing in one side and bring the other part and close it and press the ends with fork and then deep fry it ..

Made these for my son's birthday on April 2nd. and these are the gifts he recd. 

1. IPAD - from Kavitha aunty
2. Cricket set - appa
3. Watch - Roopa aunty


  1. Love this... belated wishes to ur son... Nice gifts

  2. I love these, a little time consuming preparation, but worth at the end, you have done it very well..

  3. This is one of my most fav sweet snack..looks perfect...Belated wishes 2 ur son..nice gifts

  4. very tempting and yummy somasi, my grandma makes this

  5. gujias look perfect . nice recipe

  6. oh...my fav gujiyas.v called this kajjikayalu..belated birthdays wishes 2 ur son...


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