Wednesday, 16 May 2012


Chandrakanti is a traditional odiya dish, deep-fried  made from Moong dal and coconut. It is prepared in every household during festive occasions. Lovely sweet, very interesting recipe....

1 cup yellow moong dal
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
3/4th cup  sugar
2 tsp sliced almond/ pistachios (optional) 
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
ghee- 1 tsp

Soak the moong dal in water for 2-3 hours, drain, clean it and blend in a mixer into a paste(the paste should not b that much fine).

Take a deep Pan, add 1 cup of water and bring to boil. Add the sugar, let it boil for 2-3 min. Then add grated coconut, cardamom powder, sliced almonds(Optional) , and  pinch salt and mix well.  stir it continuously for 5-10 min.

 Then add the moong dal paste, mix well for another 5 min  till the mixture becomes thick. 

Note: Keep stirring the moong daal continuously else it may form lumps

Take a tray.. grease the tray with ghee .

Spread the cooked  mixture and press it evenly all over  and keep aside for 25-30mins to cool.

With a greased knife cut it into equal size cubes or squares or to whatever shape you like.

Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep fry the pieces till golden brown.

Serve them warm or cool as you like it.

here are some snaps of round shape chandrakanti

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Prathima Rao said...

new to me & looks like a must try..thx for sharing this one Pranati :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

ahhh love this. send me a few please.

Pragyan said...

This sounds familiar to me to make it and determine if it's the one I think it is! :)

great-secret-of-life said...

looks yummy must try...

Amit said...

My favourite pitha, I am ready to pay 1000 bucks to taste one

Unknown said...

love favourite oriya dish.proud to be an oriya!!!!!
keep posting authentic oriya dishes, pranati

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