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Sweet made with maida flour

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Once popular but now forgotton sweet. Easy to try at home. You can try this dish using split-besan dhal sweet filling also(without soaking and cooking)

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cups maida flour
    • 1 tbsp rice flour
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 tbsp ghee
    • 3/4 cup refined oil for deep-frying

    for sweet filling:

    • 50 gm split gram dhal-soaked for 30 mins and half-cooked for 5 mins.
    • 50 gm crushed Jaggery
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1/2 cup grated coconut-roasted in 2 tsp ghee
    • 4 green cardamoms


    1. Grind coarsely the ingredients in the filling using a mixer-grinder to a thick paste.Keep it aside.
    2. Mix maida,rice flour,salt,ghee with required water and knead this into a soft dough.
    3. Shape them into lemon sized balls and spread them into small puris.
    4. Place 2 spoonful sweet filling inside the spread puris and fold it and seal the sides by pressing the edges and it comes to a semi-circular shape.
    5. Deep fry this in oil till golden brown on both sides.
    6. Serve this Somaasi hot.