Chandra kanti ~ Orissa Sweets

by - September 04, 2013

Chandra kanti


       This is the interesting recipe which I came across on the web recently.  This one of the Authentic dish from Orissa region of India and made during special occasions. It is prepared by grinding moong dhal into coarse paste and cooked in sugar syrup with coconut and cardamon, then fried in oil. It will brown quickly in oil, so keep an eye while frying. Serve this sweet at room temperature. Tasted good and soft on second day then first day.  Sharing this recipe for Blogging Marathon 32- ABC series.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Soaking time: 3 hours
Cooking time: 25 ~ 30 minutes
Frying time: 10 minutes
Adapted from here

Ingredients:
1/2 cup moong dhal
1/4 cup freshly shredded coconut
1/2 cup sugar or to taste
1 cup water
1/4 tsp cardomom powder
A pinch of salt
1 tsp ghee
salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method:
1) Soak the moong dal in a water for 3 hours. Drain the water and grind it in to coarse paste.

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2) Add 2 cups of water and sugar. Bring to boil, Stir and continue to boil for 3 minutes in medium heat.
3) Throw in shredded coconut, cardamom powder, sliced almonds, pinch of salt to the sugar mixture. Mix and continue boiling for 5 ~ 10 minutes. Stir in between.

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4) Add ground moong dhal paste and stir conitunesloy till it reaches the correct consistency as shown in picture.

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5) Transfer it to the greased plate and spread the mixture evenly. Rest it for 20 ~ 30 minutes and cut it in to  desired shape.

Chandra kanti

6) Heat oil in a pan or kadai and deep fry the pieces till golden brown color.

Chandra kanti

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30 comments

  1. We have this in Andhra as well..though we make it in different shapes..very nice.

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  2. Wow! very interesting recipe! Should have been crispy on the outside and soft inside :)

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  3. wow thats an interesting and delicious dish :) lovely choice for letter C dear :)

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  4. wow..New recipe....Should make a try...

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  5. i liked this recipe for 1 it is new and 2 it seems like a good twist to the maida based sweets

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  6. Not only the recipe is unique, but it looks so tempting. Wonderfully prepared.
    Deepa

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  7. Looks too good and perfect.. we call them Chandra Kaanthalu :)

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  8. Very interesting sweet, seriously cant wait to make some soon.. U rock dear..

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  9. Wonderfully made....super delicious

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  10. New sweet to me! Looks tempting and delicious!

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  11. Wow ! Sounds delicious , it's like frying the moong dal halwa..

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  12. Very unique sweet.. love it the new recipe

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  13. this recipe is new for me but delicious one :-)

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  14. Totally new to me saras, would love to try some time, it should definitely tastes good as it has moong dhal and sugar n it it made by u...yum

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  15. Interesting recipe,super tempting sweet,thanks for sharing.

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  16. This dish is new to me.. Looks interesting and delicious..

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  17. Wanna eat it right now loved it Sara :)

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  18. wow that is delicious!!! very interesting preparation though!!!

    Sowmya

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  19. I have heard about this but never knew the preparation. Very interesting recipe...

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  20. Very different and delicious recipe.love to try this soon!

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  21. Seems like a lovely traditional dish. Haven't heard of it before. Will give it a shot during the festive season

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  22. They look yum.. Never heard of this though..

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  23. Very new to me. Looks very delicious too

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  24. This is made in Andhra too and are called chandrakanthalu. Yummy dish.

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  25. Hey wow these look so yum. Wish I could have them.

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  26. I love the color - at first I thought it was sweet plantain but such a delightful treat

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