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:

Sreelekha Sumesh said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Diwali Priya:)Chandrakala looks fabulous!

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Diwali to u too Priya!

Jaya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Indie.Tea said... Reply To This Comment

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!

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

all the sweets on blogs are makin me miss diwali






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said... Reply To This Comment

Hi,

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

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

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

சிநேகிதி said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ushnish Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nithu Bala said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jiboombaa said... Reply To This Comment

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

reciperoll.com said... Reply To This Comment

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

archana said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

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!!

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Diwali Priya!

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

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!

SE said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

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

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Anncoo said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Diwali to you and all at home!

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..Happy Diwali!!!!

Soma said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Diwali Priya to you and family!

A delightful Diwali treat.

Soma -www.ecurry.com

Subhorup Dasgupta said... Reply To This Comment

Festive greetings to you and yours.

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Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

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

LG said... Reply To This Comment

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

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

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

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

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

US Masala

kanthi said... Reply To This Comment

chandrakala is a traditional sweet priya,looks trmendrous

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Happy diwali to you and your family. Delicious chandrakala.

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Diwali to you too Priya, they look awesome!

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Diwali to you priya. Loved the chandrakala :)

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely.. Happy Diwali dear..

Lena Rashmin Raj said... Reply To This Comment

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

swapna said... Reply To This Comment

happy diwali...those chandrakala looks delicious!!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

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

simplehomefood.com

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

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

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely chandrakala.

Sheeba Asariah said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gayathri's Cook Spot said... Reply To This Comment

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

PreeOccupied said... Reply To This Comment

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

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

chandrakala looks yummy dear...my favorite!