January 1, 2007

Chandrakala Sweet

This is a milk based rich syrupy sweet. Made with a lot of kova, nuts & raisins.

Ingredients for this sweet are: 3 cups maida (all-purpose flour), 2 cups khova, 2 cups sugar, 10g raisins, 10g cashew nuts, 10 gms almonds, 10 gms pista, 6g cardamoms
1/2 stick butter, Oil for frying, Pinch of salt

Start to mix the flour with butter, salt, lukewarm water and make smooth dough. Knead it well for 5 minutes. The dough should be little tight, Just like poori dough. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
For the stuffing: Mix the khova, sugar powder, chopped nuts, rasinis and cardamom powder. Keep it aside.
Make the sugar syrup: Boil 2 cup sugar with 1 cups of water. The syrup should be thick consistent. To check this, remove with a spoon and it should form a string.
Now, Roll the dough to small circle pooris. Fill it with stuffing over it. Fold the edges using water into half (semicircle). Press gently in corners or roll the corners inwards to pack it. Make sure that the stuffing is compley packed so that it does not come out in the oil while frying.
Deep fry the stuffed pooris. Fry these until golden color in oil. Soak the fried pooris in the sugar syrup for 2 minutes. Remove them and serve them cold.


Anonymous said...

This recipe sounds yum to even think of... but i see that you haven't posted any new recipes in a while.
would be great if you could post recipes of authentic andhra food and nizami dishes...like double ka meetha for one!!