Sunday, December 26, 2010

Somasi / Sweet fried Dumplings

Somasi - The name sounded very funny to me when I first heard it. It was like some Samosa or something I imagined. But I was wrong. It is a sweet that they make out of dates and coconut. I learnt to make this when I was at my granny's place. It is very easy to make and tastes very delicious. These dumplings are very yummy and very rich in taste.


For the filling:

Khoya - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 4 Tbsp
Cashews - 1/4 Cup
Raisins - 1/4 Cup
Freshly grated coconut - 1/2 cup

For the Dumpling cover:

All purpose Flour - 2 cups
Fine semolina - 2 Tbsp
Salt - A pinch

Oil for frying

  • Heat 3 Tbsp of ghee in a pan and add the khoya to it. Mix it well until the khoya becomes soft.

  • Now add freshly grated coconut to this khoya.

  • Add cashews and raisins and mix well.

  • Turn off the heat once the above ingredients are added. Add the sugar when the mixture is just warm.

  • In another bowl, add the all purpose flour, semolina and salt and make it into a stiff dough.

  • Let the dough sit for 30 minutes. The filling will also cool down completely by then.
  • Take a small portion of the dough and roll it out into a small circle.Place a spoon full of the sweet filling in the center of the dough.

  • Cover the dough over it in a semi-circular shape.

  • Take a fork and use its edges to form a design over the corner of the dumplings.

  • The Somasi/ Dumpling is now ready to fry.

  • In a pan heat oil. Once the oil is hot drop the dumplings and fry until golden brown. 

  • Enjoy it hot or cold!!

Do not add the sugar when the mixture is hot, otherwise the mixture will melt.


Priya Sreeram said...

loved it -these are my favourites but have never made them at home ---will try it out !!

Priya said...

They looks excellent and crispy...

Kurinji said...

Superb! looks delicious....

Gayu said...

Thank you gals.Do let me know how it turns out Priya!!

Sunijaga said...

looks so great.Will try it.

Pavithra said...

Looks great and yummy :)

aipi said...

wow, they look simply delicious and mouth watering..great pictorials!

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Manasi said...

I like the name! and yes, it does fell like samosa's cousin or something :)
We call it 'karanji'. I love it.