Oct 16, 2011

Chandrakala Recipe (Half Moon Shaped Sweet filled with Khoya and Nuts) – Sweets for Diwali

This one is very same as Suryakala which I will post now...But the shape varies...So I hope you will check that recipe too..

Chandrakala is a half moon shaped sweet which is really really tasty one..

This recipe goes to Blogging Marathan-Day 1 for the theme “Indian Festival Food with Step by Step pictures”..

I will continue sharing my diwali stories and many more sweets in my coming post..So off you go for the step by step recipe with pictures...


Sugar-250 gms
Oil for deep frying

For Dough:
All Purpose Flour / Maida-300 gms
Ghee-2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Baking Soda-1 tsp
Water as needed

For Filling:
Nuts-2 tblspn chopped(I used badam and cashews)
Sultanas / Raisans / Kishmish-2 tblspn chopped
Cardamom powder / Yelakai podi-1 tsp


Take flour,salt,baking soda and ghee in amixing bowl and mix together..

Slowly add in water and make it into a dough(fairly soft)..Knead this dough for 5 mins so that it gets soft and manageable..Apply some ghee over the top and knead it once..

Cover this with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 mins.

Meanwhile make the filling by mixing sweetened khoya, nuts, kishmish and cardamom together..Set this aside for a moment.

Now start making the sweet...Take the dough out and divide into equal portions depending on how big you want your sweet to be..
For making Chandrakala...Take one dough ball and roll into thin puri..Now take that circle and put some khoya filling in one side..

Apply some water around the edges....Now fold it in half..

Now from one end start folding in a angle and finish it to the end..(Check images for detail).

Do exactly this to all of your dough..

Now make sugar syrup by taking sugar in a kadai and cover it with water..Bring this to boil and let it boil till it reaches one string consistency..

(ie) if you take the sugar syrup in a spoon and drop it..The last drop which falls from the spoon will form and string..

While you start making your sugar syrup..Alternatively bring oil for deep frying..so that as soon as you are done frying your chandrakala you can dip it in the sugar syrup..

Now fry your chandrakala on a low flame till it gets golden and crispy..It will take around 10-15 minutes.

Now dip this chandrakalas in hot sugar syrup and take it in a cooling rack..Store it in air tight container..

Enjoy your Diwali with these dazzling sweets..

Take all your ingrediants for dough
put every stuffs in your mixing bowl
mix together
gradually add in water
make it into a soft dough
apply some ghee on top
knead for few minutes
cover it with a damp cloth
Take all your ingrediants for filling
Put everthing in a bowl
mix together
take the dough out and make into log
cut into equal portions
take one dough and roll into thin circle
put some khoya mixture on one side
fold in half
start shaping
fold around the edges...
All done
make sugar syrup by taking sugar in a kadai
pour in water
bring this to boil
let it boil till it reaches one string consistency
can you see the string forming
now fry the chandrakalas
till golden
dip this in sugar syrup


  1. Yummy and delicious sweet ,one of my fav..Thanks for visiting my space,glad to follow you dear.

  2. Too good..looking fwd to the others aarthi..

  3. I think I am partial to the Suryakala!

  4. Yummy!whatever kala i would love them all.

  5. How to make the north Indian sweet gujiya... It's something similar I believe but with sooji


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