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Sweet Somas | Karchikai | Karanji-How to make-Step by step photos


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Cuisine Style: India | Preparation & Cooking Time: 20 min | To Serve: 4 | Type: Sweet, dessert, diwali special sweet, holi, pongal

Ingredients

  • Maida / All purpose flour / Wheat flour– 1 cup
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Oil for deep frying

For filling/ stuffing

  • Coconut – ½ cup [grated]
  • Roasted gram [Pottukadalai] – 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom seeds – 3
  • Sugar – ¼ cup

Preparation Method

  • In a bowl add maida flour, salt & ghee mix well. Then add water Knead it and make soft dough. Cover it & leave it for ½ an hour.
  • Dry roast roasted gram for 2 min till you get nice aroma. Let it cool & put it in a mixer jar & finely grind.
  • Break the cardamom shell; add the seeds & sugar in a mixer jar & finely grind.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil then roast coconut till light brown.
  • In a bowl add ground roasted gram, powdered sugar cardamom mixture & coconut mix well keep aside.
  • Divide the dough into equal size balls. Sprinkle flour & roll out into thin chapatti or you can make large thin chapatti then use cookie cutter or sharp lid cut into circles.
  • Place 2 tbsp of filling. Fold & Seal it and you would get half circle shape.
  • Then using fork make designs around the edge.
  • Heat oil in a pan then deep fry somas till crisp & light brown on medium flame.
  • Drain on an absorbent paper, let it cool & store in an airtight container.

Tip

  • You can add nuts, raisins, kova, chocolate chips for filling variation.
  • For more crispiness you can add semolina / rava [outer layer]

How to make Sweet Somas / Karchikai / Karanji /Kajjikayalu -Step by step photos

In a bowl add maida and saltIn a bowl add maida and pinch of salt

Add ghee mix wellAdd ghee mix well

Add water, 1 tbsp of oil make soft dough, cover lid and leave it for 1 hourAdd water, 1 tbsp of oil make soft dough, cover lid and leave it for 1 hour

Add sugar and green cardamom seeds in a mixer jar & grind to fine powder.Add sugar and green cardamom seeds in a mixer jar & grind to fine powder.

Sugar cardamom powder is ready [after grinding]Sugar cardamom powder after grinding

Dry roast roasted gram till you get nice aroma & let it coolDry roast roasted gram till you get nice aroma & let it cool

Add roasted gram in a mixer jar & finely grindAdd roasted gram in a mixer jar & finely grind

Roasted gram powder is readyRoasted gram powder is ready

Grate coconut then roast till light brown.Grate coconut then roast till light brown.

in a bowl add ground roasted gram powder, sugar cardamom powder mix wellin a bowl add ground roasted gram powder, sugar cardamom powder mix well

Add roasted coconut mix well & keep asideAdd roasted coconut mix well & keep aside

Sprinkle flour, place dough on large plate then roll out in to thin large chapati & cut into small circles.Sprinkle flour, place dough on large plate then roll out in to thin large chapati & cut into small circles.

Place fillingPlace filling

Fold and seal it then make decorative design around the edge using fork.Walnut-Break the shell

Repeat the process for all circles. Repeat the process for all circles.

Heat oil put somas one by one deep fry till crisp and light brown on medium flameHeat oil put somas one by one deep fry till crisp and light brown on medium flame

Flip over deep fry both sides then take it outFlip over deep fry both sides then take it out

Drain on absorbent paper & let it coolDrain on absorbent paper & let it cool

Sweet somas with coconut sugar roasted gram fillingSweet somas with coconut sugar roasted gram filling is ready

Kajjikayalu sweet somasKajjikayalu sweet somas


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