Chettinad Sweet Somas Sweet Somas RecipeSomas is a traditional sweet recipe of Tamilnadu, which was often made during festivals in olden days, when the modern sweets were not known and well popular. In olden days mysore pak, somas, paniyaram, achu murukku etc were the sweets made during deepavali.
Here again the pooranam can be made with lot of variations like change in ingredients from fried gram to rava. Professional makers will get it right and the outer layer cover will be crispy, then only it will taste good. The new trials may give it a chewy taste.
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This time my friend wanted to make it so we both decided to do and we got it very well. We have used coconut and fried gram only, you can use rava also instead of fried gram. Try it and you will like this traditional sweet recipe.
Let us see how to make sweet somas
- For dough
- Maida – 1 cup
- Rava – ¼ cup
- Salt – pinch
- For Filling
- Coconut – ½ cup
- Fried gram(pottu kadalai – ½ cup
- Khus khus – 1 tablsp
- Sugar – ¾ cup
- Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
- Ghee – 3 tsp
- Oil – for frying
Add maida, rava and salt in a bowl and mix well. Add water little by little and make a smooth dough. Cover the dough with wet cloth and set aside for 30 minutes.
Grind pottukadalai coarsely in the mixer.
Heat ghee in a pan and add grated coconut and sauté for about few minutes. Add sugar, ground pottukadalai, Khus khus and cardamom powder. Mix well and switch off the stove.
Take lemon size ball in the dough and make big chapatti. Cut small round pori with a help of small bowl or lid. Place one teaspoon filling over the pori and fold the pori.
Press the edges with the help of wet fingers. Trim the edges with somas spoon. Do all like this.
Heat oil a frying pan and fry somas in batches.
Fry both sides well till the shhh sound subsides.
Stick the somas well or else the pooranam will come out while frying.
Use water to stick the edges.
If you want You can add cashew, badam or any nuts in the pooranam.
Store it in a air tight container and use for about a week.