Sweet somas or somasi is our family favourite. My MIL and mom makes it for every Diwali. My MIL makes a simpler version for the outer cover. Though most of the recipes has rava in it, this one is simple only with Maida. For crispiness she adds one spoon of corn flour. I have made only once before this, that time with rava, long time back. This time, when I checked the recipe with my MIL she told this simpler version which never fails to keep it crisp. And it was till yesterday after a week I made this. Aj first time eating this and he loved it very much. Of course he should! After all its the family favourite and he is no exception.
Cool down and store in airtight container. Stays good upto a week in room temperature. The flavour that the pottukadalai, elachi, sugar and coconut bursts along with the maida outer layer, when you bite is really awesome. You are going to love it!