Kajjikayalu/Sweet Somas | Diwali Recipes

Diwali means first thing comes to my mind is fire crackers and sweets. Celebrate this Diwali with this sweet dish. Crispy outside gooey inside this dish is very unique and yummy.



1 cup of all purpose flour
2 tsp semolina
1tbsp oil
pinch of salt


3/4 cup sugar
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup grated coconut powder
1/4 tsp cardamom powder

Oil for deep frying


Mix flour, salt, semolina and oil. Slowly add water and make into stiff consistency dough. Knead dough for at least 5 mts and keep it aside for the dough to rest. Kneading helps to get the crispy texture.

Roast sesame seeds till it turns golden color. In a food processor/mixer process all filling ingredients into coarse powder

Take the dough and form into small lemon sized balls

roll into thin poori/flat bread consistency

place 1tbsp of filling in the center and dab the edges with water and fold in to half and seal all the edges without any gaps.
using a fork or pizza wheel or pizza wheel with a design or somas cutter cut the edges. This gives that nice design. Repeat the process for the rest of the dough.

Heat oil in a wide pan. Make sure oil is not too hot. To test the heat pinch a small dough and put it in oil. if the dough comes from bottom of the pan to top then oil is ready.
Deep fry prepared somas/kajjikayalu in hot oil on medium flame.  Fry on both side till they turn golden color.
Remove from oil and drain excess oil using paper towel. Store cooled somas/kajjikayalu in a air tight container. These last for 2 weeks if you can control :)