Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Chandrakala

Wish you all a very Happy Diwali & a Prosperous New Year!!  Presenting to you a very drool-worthy Rajasthani recipe - Chandrakala.

Ingredients:
For the Stuffing :
1 cup Mava (Khoya)
1 tspn Milk Masala (or dry fruit powder)
2 tspns powdered Sugar

For Sugar Syrup :
1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Water (approx.)
1/2 tspn Cardamom powder
A pinch of Saffron strands

For the Dough :
1 And half cups All purpose flour
3 tbspns Ghee
Milk, as required

For Garnishing :
Milk Masala
Almond Flakes
Silver Varq

Ghee for Deep frying

Method:

To make Stuffing :
Heat the Mava in a non-stick pan. Roast for 8-10 minutes. Transfer it into a bowl and add dry fruit powder (Or ready made Milk Masala) and powdered Sugar. Mix well. Set it aside.

To make Sugar Syrup :
Take Sugar in a pan. Add some water to the sugar. Heat till it forms syrup of one string consistency. Add Cardamom powder and Saffron strings to the syrup. Set it aside.

To make the dough :
Take All purpose flour in a bowl. Add ghee and mix well. Then gradually add milk and knead it into a medium thick dough. Set it aside for 15-20 minutes.

To make Chandrakala :
Make small round balls of the dough. Roll it into small puris. Now make small lemon sized ball of the stuffing. Place it on a puri. Place another puri over it. Seal the sides with wet fingers. Twist the sides with the help of fingers to seal it properly. In the same manner, make Chandrakalas of balance dough and stuffing.

Heat Ghee in a Pan. Once it is hot, reduce the flame. Now deep fry the Chandrakalas till it becomes golden in colour. Once fried,  set it aside for cooling. With the help of a knife or fork, make a small hole on the upper surface of Chandrakala. Soak it in the Sugar syrup for 2 minutes. Take it out in a dish. Garnish it with Almond flakes, Milk masala and Silver Varq.

Notes:
You may use dry fruit powder instead of readymade Milk masala. 
If the stuffing becomes hard, then add some milk cream to make it soft.

Stepwise Pictures:


 












































 

Sending this entry to Diwali Bash Event hosted by Vardhini, Lets Celebrate – Indian Sweets by Nupur, Paricash's Give me some snacks and Amy's event Cook like a Celebrity Chef





13 comments:

  1. neat presentation.. happy diwali..

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  2. Thanks for the step-by step. i always thght that this is a extremely tedious and tiring thing to do, but looks like if I can spare a couple of hrs, I can make this.
    Love Ash.

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  3. Beautiful work there.. I might make them this weekend when we are having a Diwali celebration at my place. Thanks for sharing:)

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  4. Beautiful work there.. I might make them this weekend when we are having a Diwali celebration at my place. Thanks for sharing:)

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  5. Mouthwatering...I'm drooling here.
    luv the filling...yum.
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    Have a great weekend ahead.

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  6. Belated diwali wishes to you and your family. Do send me some if you have any leftovers there, i can have anytime this irresistible chandhrakala.

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  7. looks so delicious!!Thank you for this step by step recipe...its nice to know about authentic dishes...
    Thanks for linking with 'Cook like a Celebrity Chef' event.

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  9. Looks amazing! Liked the neat stepwise pictures!

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