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SWEET SOMASI – AN INDIAN SWEETS WITH COCONUT

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SWEET SOMASI - AN INDIAN SWEETS WITH COCONUT

Sweet Somasi (somas) is an easy and quick Indian sweet recipes with coconut, nuts and raisins. A tasty and delicious South Indian sweet recipes for Diwali.

How to make sweet somasi?

Traditional somasi recipe is made with roasted grams and coconut. I tweaked the somasi recipe according to my taste by adding nuts and raisins. You can also make you own sweet filling. Kids would also love this somasi, my little son Aldrich like this sweet very much, so I make it often even for a snack. Those who do not like sweets also love this somasi because it is mildly sweet with crispy outer covering. The interesting thing about this recipe is you can tweak this recipe as much you want. If do not prefer powdered nuts, you can add chopped nuts or totally skip it. You can simply make filling with shredded coconut and sugar alone or you can even add khoya to the filling. If you make coconut filling in excess, don’t worry you can easily make sweet chapati with it.

Smart Cooking Tips:

1. I added my favorite nuts almonds and cashew nuts with coconut for filling. You can replace it with your favorite choice of nuts or powdered roasted grams.

2. Make sure to seal the edges properly before adding somasi into the oil. Because the small openings also make the filling come out when frying.


3. You can also dry roast the coconut before mixing it with powdered nuts, personally I like fresh coconut and sugar combo. So added as it is without roasting.

4. Adding raisins is purely optional, but raisins give nice sweet and chewy taste with coconut and nuts.


5. Deep fry the somasi in a medium flame, so that it will cook evenly on all sides.

6. If you are using frozen coconut thaw it completely before mixing it with flour.

Easy Diwali Recipes:

Homemade sweets and snacks are the important part that makes your Diwali special. Laddoos like besan laddo, sooji laddoo, dates ladoo are the easiest sweet to make at home for Diwali. Sweet somasi is one such easy and quick sweet to make at home on festive seasons. You can easily make this sweet for diwali in an hour without any preparations. It tastes mildly sweet, so even who do not prefer sweets also like this dish. It is also an excellent snack for parties and picnics. Because of the coconut filling it won’t stays good for a long time. It remains good only for 2 – 3 days, so avoid storing it for a long time.

How to serve sweet somasi?

Serve sweet somasi as it is without any sides.

SWEET SOMASI - AN INDIAN SWEETS WITH COCONUT
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Sweet Somasi (somas) is an easy and quick Indian sweet recipes with coconut, nuts and raisins. A tasty and delicious South Indian sweet recipes for Diwali. 

Course: kids
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Antonet Roajer
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
  • 1 tbsp SOOJI RAVA
  • 2 no CARDAMOM
  • 0.50 cup COCONUT
  • 10 gms ALMONDS
  • 10 gms CASHEW NUTS
  • 8 gms RAISINS SEEDLESS
  • 0.50 tsp SALT TABLE
  • 0.25 cup SUGARS GRANULATED
Instructions
  1. In a bowl add all purpose flour (maida), salt, sooji and mix well. Add water slowly and knead a soft dough. Cover and set aside for 15 - 20 minutes.

  2. In the mean time start preparing for the filling, powder the nuts coarsely in a mixer or blender. In a separate bowl add shredded or grated coconut, sugar, powdered nuts, raisins, crushed cardamoms and mix well.

  3. Divide the dough into small balls, dust it with flour to avoid sticking to the rolling pin and roll it into a flat thin circle. Place the coconut filling in the center and apply water on half of the circle edges (water helps to seal the somasi), fold and seal the edges properly.

  4. Deep fry the somasi in a hot oil until the color changes into golden brown and serve.

 

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