Sweet Somas

  • Yield: 25
  • Servings: 12
  • Prep Time: 2:30 h
  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Ready In: 25m

Sweet Somas

Traditional south indian deewali sweet.

Sweet Somas are yummy and nutritional sweet prepared especially in festivals.We are using fried gram dal for filling which is very nutritious and tasty.Sweet somas can prepare in both sweet and salt versions.Dear friends try sweet somas for this diwali.. 🙂

How to Make Sweet Somas


1/2 kg of Maida/all purpose flour
2 tbsp. of Oil
Salt as required
For filling
1/4 kg of Pottu kadala / fried gram dal
250g of Sugar
1/4 kg of Grated coconut
5 no of Cardamom powder
Oil for fry


Step 01

Mix flour, salt and oil well. Then sprinkle water to make stiff dough.Be careful while adding water. Keep aside for at least 2 hours.

Step 02

Mean while grind fried gram dal first into a rava like powder.

Step 03

Grind sugar into a fine powder with Cardamom.

Step 04

Grate coconut and dry roast well till the moisture evaporates. Fry in medium flame for until it becomes dry and wafts nice aroma.

Step 05

Mix this with fried dal powder and sugar.Keep aside.

Step 06

Now again knead the dough to smooth.

Step 07

Divide dough into 14 equal balls. Roll each into thin pooris.

Step 08

Add 1 TS of the pottukadalai powder into this.

Step 09

Fold this poori into half and grease the edge.

Step 10

Deep fry somas till golden color.Drain and store in airtight container

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