Friday, November 5, 2010

Chandrakala - A Nutty & Delightful Sweet For Diwali


Wishing you all a safe and happy diwalis friends..After a long hesitation i prepared this nutty and delicious sweets called Chandrakala for this year's diwali sweets..This chandrakala brings me many beautiful memories, yep in Pondicherry this sweets will be sold only in Ashram sweets before,near the beach road, my dad gets this sweets specially for us quite often for diwali, it has been ages i had them and i have completely forgotten about this sweets, before few days while talking with my mom we talked about our old diwali sweets and celebrations and immediately this chandrakala sweets came up in our discussion..This time i wanted to give a try to this delightful sweet and they came out super prefect..Needless to say, my teddies didnt stopped enjoying this sweets and i want to share with u all this beautiful sweets which makes me nostalgic..Since this sweets looks like half moon, its called as chandrakala, if u make them  as round shaped sweets, the name will get changed and its called as Suryakala.

Chandra kala

2cups Maida/All purpose flour
1/4tsp Baking powder
2tbsp Ghee
2cup Sugar
1cup Khoya
1/2cup Mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios)
Oil

Make a sugar syrup of one string consistency with two cups of sugar and a half cup of water, keep aside..Mix the khoya with finely chopped nuts and make it as small balls for stuffing the chandrakala..

Now take the maida, ghee, baking powder and knead the dough as soft and smooth dough ,keep aside atleast for an hour..make small sized balls from the dough and roll out as thin,flat chappathis(u can dust the dough in case if its hard to roll thin), place the stuffing inside and fold as semi circle, stick the sides by twisting the dough inside at the corners, deep fry  the chandrakalas until golden brown, remove and put into the prepared sugar syrup, let them sit for 2 minutes..Remove the chandrakalas and let them sit for an hour before u arrange them in air tightened box...

Enjoy this droolworthy sweets anytime.

49 comments:

  1. Happy Diwali Priya:)Chandrakala looks fabulous!

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  2. Happy Diwali to you priya, this sweet looks wonderful and tasty.

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  3. Priya,
    Chandrakala looks super delicious, wish if I can grab some of them now :-)..Wish you and yours a very happy and prosperous Diwali..hugs and smiles

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  4. What lovely memories. I was born in the U.S., and unfortunately have never been fortunate enough to celebrate Diwali in India :(
    But your dish looks delicious. And I wish you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year!

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  5. all the sweets on blogs are makin me miss diwali

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  6. Hi,

    Looks awesome...Happy Diwali to you and your lovely family..:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  7. Chandrakala looks delicious. Diwali wishes to you and your family :-)

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  8. Happy Diwali .....Chandrakala looks wonderful....

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  9. Dear Priya
    Thank you !
    I wish you a very happy Diwali.Goddess will bless you forever.
    I like this sweet, but not very sure if I can make it successfully.
    Have a nice weekend

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  10. My favourite sweet Dear..I have been searching the recipe..will try this soon..Happy Diwali..

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  11. Chandrakal looks beautiful and yummy. One of my favourite sweet....Like both Chandrakala and Suryakala..

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  12. Yummy sweet..lov the name too..Happy Diwali...

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  13. Happy Diwali Priya!
    Love this one,you have done the pinching at the edge so beautifully, it looks so much like the bakery bought ones. Thank you for the recipe, will have to try it out.

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  14. I'm coming to ur place for the Diwali goodies priya!! ;)
    Have a fun fillied bright Diwali...loads of good wishes to u and ur family!!

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  15. Chandrakal looks irresistible..so lovely
    Wish you and family a happy and prosperous Diwali

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  16. Looks delicious and yummy ....... Happy Diwali ....

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  17. I hope it's not inapropriate from me to wish you
    HAPPY DIWALI!
    I would love to celebrate your holiday in your company with beautifuls sweets that you prepare!
    Thank you Priya for you kind friendship, and support!

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  18. Priya,

    Wishing you and your family a very happy new year !!!

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  19. awesome preparation and catchy picture too...yummy..

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  20. Happy Diwali to you and all at home!

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  21. Looks almost like badusha, must have been so delicious with the addition of khoya.

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  22. Happy Diwali Priya to you and family!

    A delightful Diwali treat.

    Soma -www.ecurry.com

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  23. Festive greetings to you and yours.

    http://goo.gl/JHhDr

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  24. A very happy Diwali to you and your family. May this festival bring in prosperity and happiness to everyone !

    Chandrakala looks delicious

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  25. When i saw some badusha in this shape it reminded exactly this chandrakala! That is a good attempt!
    Bonne fete the Diwali Priya!

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  26. You reminded me of my mom who also called this sweet as chandrakala. Looks so yumm! Happy Deepavali to you and family

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  27. Happy Diwali to u and your family Priya...the sweet looks yum!

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  28. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali Priya..Have a great time!
    Chandrakala look so so good n perfect!

    US Masala

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  29. chandrakala is a traditional sweet priya,looks trmendrous

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  30. Happy diwali to you and your family. Delicious chandrakala.

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  31. Love this nutty delights..Happy Diwali to you and your family !

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  32. Love this sweet dish...can I have a few!!:))
    HAppy DIwali PRiya!

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  33. Happy Diwali to you too Priya, they look awesome!

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  34. Happy Diwali to you priya. Loved the chandrakala :)

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  35. i had seen this in shop and today i got its name, chndrakalas.. cute and stunning pic Priya..happy diwali to you and ur family

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  36. happy diwali...those chandrakala looks delicious!!

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  37. Chandrakala looks delicious. You & your family have a very happy and prosperous Diwali.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  38. Such a beautiful name for the sweet,looks so perfect....

    simplehomefood.com

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  39. This looks delicious... a nice diwali treat :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and ur encouragement :)

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  40. super.. love this sweet very much....totally i forget this sweet..thx u!!

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  41. ohhhhhhhhhhh soooooooo yummmmmmmmmmm...... it sure looks scrumptious

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  42. Chandrakala looks yummy. I also lived in Pondicherry for 5 years and did my schooling there.

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  43. Priya, these are forgotten mithais from India. Great post.

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  44. chandrakala looks yummy dear...my favorite!

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