This is a famous sweet from TamilNadu which one gets to relish during the diwali festival. This sweet plays a vital role during ValaKappu (which is done during the 7th month of pregnancy). This is my entry for the Independence day food parade by Indira


For the Base:-

AllPurpose Flour(Maida)- 1 cup
Cream of Wheat(Rava) - 1 cup
Salt - a little
Water- To knead the flour tigthly.

For the Filling:-

Fried Gram(Pottu Kadalai) - 150 gms
Sugar - 200gms
Grated Coconut- 1 cup(slightly roasted in ghee)
Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp


1) Make a coarse powder of Fried Gram, Sugar and Roasted Coconut.Mix in the Cardamom powder to the powder and keep it aside.

2) Knead the maida, rava, salt with water to a tight flour.

3) Take a small balls and roll them into poori's

4) Place about 1Tbsp of the fillings in the each pooris and fold them and seal the ends tightly and deep fry them.

Comments (25)

Ahaa, here is a new sweet.. Thank you dear. This is defanitely going to go into my recipe box for sweets. Will try it. Thank you.

amma thaye..onnku eppadi time kidaikiradu ithalam panna

Hi Sudhav, I happened to have this sweet last year. My friend gave this on diwali and it was yummy:) will try this soon:)

Hi Sudhav,

Nice traditional sweet we call it kajikayalu we too make this for diwali.Ur sweets looks yummy:)

Hi Sudhav,
So many festivals are coming ...i was thinking to try a different sweet and now i got one.



Hi Sudhav,

Wow! Finally a somass (Kajjikayalu) sweet! It's been a while since I made these and we prepare them traditionally for Vinayaka Chavathi.

I like your entry and thanks for sending it for IDFP.

What a traditional treat Sudha ! I have never tried these at home. I think we call it Somasi.

Archana, your words are always very encourging..thank you so much dear..

Shankar, enna solluradhu,taniya ku snacks roomba pidikum so is vinodh adhunala i have to pull out some time to make the snacks.:-)

Priya do try and let me know how u like it

Tanuja, thank you..

Prema, thank you welcome aboard..Do try and let me know.

Indira, thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful parade.Waiting to see the parade

Krithika , its called both the ways actually amma vetula neenga sonna madhuri than solluvanga an na vinodh vetula its called this way..i have included the name..Thanks for your lovely comments..


I'll be glad to switch places with Taniya.

She sure is one lucky girl:-)

Nice entry Sudha. Do you mind if I take one from that plate?

We call it somasi ! Love it ! have never tried making it though. Shall try it soon and let you know.

Just in time to have a snack. looks delicious.will have to make it for me and "J".

That sounds like a must try. How come I didn't get this for my valeikappu (tdy is the 2nd ann. of my valeikappu)? Anyway, rombe nandri & sudhanthira dhina nal valthukkal.

Hi Sudhav,
Good traditional Recipe. Thanx for sharing.

I thought you misspelled samosa! Wow! this is new to me. Looks great.

Nice post Sudha! Somass(kajjikayalu) look delicious!

Somass looks so yummy Sudha! I suck at making sweets. But with your instructions I will give this a try. My kids would love this.


Hi Sudha,
had a problem with my system
Kajjikayalu is one of my favourite sweet.I do make for Vinayaka Chavithi.
Perfect shape Kajjikayalu.
Thanks for sharing and good entry for parade.

Hi sudha,It looks very yummy and the shape is perfect.

Looks delicious.Iam new to food blogging, check out mine at blogs.tastycooks.com. Do give me your feedback please. Thank you

hey I love this sweet....its made during diwali and I love its taste...now away from home u reminded me of this sweet and diwali at home!

Raji , thank you so much..

Shilpa, i surly dont mind. do let me know where i can send some to you..

Priya,do try and let me know.

Lalitha do try and let me know.how u like them..

Pushpa, belated valakapu anniversary wishes to you.na anupi vikiren sollunga enga anupatum.?

MT,Thank you...



Latha do try this and let me know..

Vineela hope the system is fine..i miss your encourging comments..Thanks vineela..

Deepz thans..

TastyCook thanks for visiting my blog..welcome aboard..

Anand true, this sweet is made during diwali and surly this brings back memories..isin't?.Thanks for visiting my blog..

A good recipe and will try for my family soon.

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wonderful recipe......this is the sweet that I am going to be making this deepavali...Thank you !!!