Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Somas



Ingredients :

For filling :
Rava or cream of wheat- 1 cup.
Shredded coconut - ½ cup.
Sugar-1 cup,powdered
Cashews - a handful, broken
Cardamom powder - 1 teaspoon.
Unsalted butter -1 tablespoon.
Fried chana dal - 1 cup

For the somas :

All purpose flour/maida - 2cup.
Water - ½ cup.
Oil for frying
Salt -1 pinch
Melted butter - 2 tablespoons.

Preparation Method :
  1. Mix the all purpose flour with a pinch of salt and using the water knead it into a soft dough just like the ones made for puris.
  2. Cover the dough with melted butter and leave it aside for an hour.
  3. Fry the rava in ghee till a nice aroma is felt and transfer into a plate.
  4. Fry the coconut powder in the same pan till it turns light brown.
  5. Now add the coconut powder, rava and fried chana dal in a mixer and blend them till the fried chana dal breaks into halves.
  6. Now add the cashew pieces to it along with the powdered sugar. Mix well , filling is ready
  7. Take a small ball of the dough and knead it into the size of a puri.
  8. Place a spoon full of the filling in the middle and fold it into a desired shape (fold tight so it doesnt open when fried)
  9. Deep fry in oil till it turns golden brown .
  10. Somas is ready and this could be preserved in a air tight container/ziploc for 1-2 months!

7 comments:

  1. Wow!!Looks fabulous and yummy.Reminds me of my mom..Love to have it rite now..

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  2. Wow..this is my fav bakery item,but v make without coconuts,adding coconuts adds lots of flavor,will try ur version...

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  3. @Sangeetha - Anytime, Somas is waiting for you :)
    @Vrinda - Yeah adding coconut adds a lot of flavor and also frying the shredded/powdered coconut increases its shelf life.

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  4. I'm stopping by again to inform that you have been bestowed a few awards on my page. Do come by to collect them when you have the time, dearest:)

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  5. சோமாஸ் ரொம்ப சூப்பர் விஜி

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  6. LOVELY SOMAS AND CONGRATS ON YOUR AWARD

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  7. Thanks Jaleela and Shanthi ..

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