Sweet somasi is mildly sweet in taste that has a crunchy outer cover that amazingly puffs up upon frying. The powdery inner filling coats and sticks to the inside and is hollow when you bite into it.
This is because the filling used here is not like other bulky stuffing.
Quite a popular sweet prepared during Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi in South India.
While preparing this today, I missed my niece Rithika, who loves this. I remember making this some two or three Diwalis back when I had packed and taken it over along with other Diwali snacks to her place.
Tips: This is quite easy to make, the dough must be kneaded well and the consistency soft but firm and must not be sticky. Making the crumbles first and adding water gradually as you mix will give a good dough.
The puris or rounds must be rolled out as thinly as possible.
The edges must be sealed well to prevent the dough opening up while frying.