My mom makes this crispy sweet and i had always loved it.This is my first attempt since the day she gave me this recipe. I suppose it had come out really yummy!!


Maida – 1 cup
Rava/Sooji – 1/4 cup
Coconut milk
Salt – a pinch
Sugar – 1/2 tsp

For Stuffing:
Coconut – 1 cup
Cashews – 5 (fried in ghee)
cardamom powder – 1 pinch
food color (optional)
Sugar – 3-4 tbs



1. Mix maida,rava,salt and sugar together.Add enough amount of coconut milk and make it into a thick dough.You can use water/milk instead of coconut milk.That was my mom’s way to use coconut milk.Keep this dough aside for few minutes.

2. Now lets start the preparation of our stuffing.In a dry pan fry the grated coconut or desiccated coconut.Turn off the heat and add sugar, fried cashews,cardamom powder and food color.Mix the ingredients well.

3. Press the dough into small circles , place the coconut filling on the one side and cover with the other half. Fold the edges so that the filling doesn’t come out.

4. Once all the half moon sweets are made, fry them in oil at low heat till they turn golden brown.

Tasty tasty somas thayaar!!


One comment on “Somas

  1. Divya says:

    Hey! that sounds simple n easy. will try to do it sometime.

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