I learnt this from my MIL.We used to make this for every diwali.It is very easy to prepare.. Kids would love this for sure.. The stuffing is also easy to make.
All purpose flour = 1/2 cup ( 100 gms)
Semolina / rava – 1 tbsp
Ghee –2 tsp
Cooking soda – A big pinch
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Salt – A pinch
Water – 1/3 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
Gram dal / pottukadalai – 1/2 cup
Cardamom seeds – 3 nos ( remove the skin & grind )
Take a wide bowl , sieve maida & cooking soda.
Add rava , salt and mix well. Now add water and make a smooth , pliable soft dough like chapathi dough. Knead well for sometime and cover the dough with a polythene sheet for 30-60 minutes..
In the mean while , make stuffing. In a kadai , dry roast coconut for a minute till the wetness emanates.
In a mixer , take the dal , roasted coconut & cardamom seeds. Pulse it once or twice to make a coarse powder..
Now add the sugar & again for pulse twice. The mixture should not be smooth. It should be coarsely ground. Do not add water..
Now take the dough and make small balls. Dust in little maida and keep it ready .
Now make a small poori ( should be slightly thick )and keep 2 tsp of filling in the centre. Close one side to make a semi circle.Seal the corner by pressing with ur finger ( dip ur fingers in water & seal it if needed). Now run the samosa spoon over the edges to make a design.. Discard the extras and set aside.
Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry on both sides till golden brown. It puffs up slightly like poori..Store in a box after it cools down.