Traveling and work
We also hosted a Diwali party for family. The menu was a mix of Tanjore Marathi and regular food with 3-4 different kinds of sweets. Before we sat down for dinner, we even braved the cold to set off some sparklers and fireworks.
Tanjore Marathi somasiEveryone is now planning for Thanksgiving menu, but I have to tell you about this somasi I made for Diwali. The name gudu gudu comes from the sound the filling makes inside. My MIL had been telling me about this sweet and I decided to try it even if it meant deep frying late at night.
We made it in a few batches after the kids went to sleep.
They turned out well and we had a special treat for Diwali dinner!
here is how we did it.
(makes about 15-16)
For the outer layer
2 cups - all purpose flour
3/4 cup - rava/sooji (cream of wheat)
pinch of salt
1/4 cup oil
2/3 cup - roasted Bengal gram
1/4 cup - coconut
2 tbspoon - poppy seeds
1 tspoon - cardamom powder
2/3 cup - sugar
3. Mix all-purpose flour, rava, salt and oil to make a soft dough. Set it aside for 30-45 min.