Oct 16, 2011

Suryakala Recipe (Sun Shaped Sweet filled with Khoya and Nuts) – Sweets for Diwali

Hai Friends..Diwali is going to arrive soon..And I believe that you have started making yummy sweets and stuffs like that...I specially love diwali more than any festival because it is the festival of light and foods...It is also a festival of sharing..

In our house we make lots and lots of stuffs and share it with whole lots of friends...I am getting into diwali spirit slowly...I already received lots of request to post diwali recipes through email...How could I ignore those stuffs...So.......

YUMMY TUMMY is on full spirit for Diwali now..From today onwards lets get going for diwali...

Now I start with two recipes which are a kind of made from each other...That is Chandrakala and Suryakala.

If you are not familiar with those sweets...It is deep fried delicacy which is filled with khoya and nuts..Then it is drenched in a sugary stuff...This can be enjoyed both hot and cold..But it taste best warm...

Suryakala is one of a sun shaped sweet that is very same as chandrakala..But I will post it in separate post,so that you can have a complete step by step pictures of it..

The pastry which is used for this is very straight forward..This is very simple to make and delicious to dig in..

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 Suryakala...Take two dough ball and roll into thin puri..Now take one circle and put some khoya filling in the middle..

Apply some water around the edges....Take another circle and place it on top..

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 suryakala you can dip it in the sugar syrup..

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

Now dip this suryakala’s 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
take everything in a mixing bowl
mix together
gradually add in water
knead it into a soft dough
drizzle some oil
knead again
cover it with a damp cloth
take your ingrediants for filling
put everything in a bowl
mix together
now take the dough out
cut into equal shapes
now take two balls
roll thinly
Place khoya mixture in middle
cover with other circle
start folding like this
continue doing it
till you finish it
all shaped
make sugar syrup by taking sugar in a kadai
add in water
bring that to boil
let it boil till it reaches string consistency
can you see the string forming
fry the suryakalas
till golden
Dip it in sugar syrup
All beautifully glazed


  1. looks soo tempting and delicious,one of my fav.

  2. I am your new follower,glad to follow you

  3. Nice step by step recipe. Suryakala looks absolutely delicious...

  4. Wow Aarthi, you have kicked off diwali with a great recipe. loved the demonstration

  5. wow!!!!!!!!!!!!love the step by step Presentation. Looks Delicious!!!

  6. Well done Aarthi, love suryakala and chandhrakala very much..beautiful clicks..

  7. wow...
    looks delicious and very tempting :)

  8. wow well explained dear,wonderful post...delicious sweets.

  9. beautiful sweets, great effort and nice explanations

  10. Chandra kala and surya kala, both looking fabulous aarhti! Wonderful!

  11. These are looking awesome..looks like you are all geared up for a mega diwali show..:)

  12. nice!! Loved the step by step pics
    my diwali my way
    do participate in the event

  13. nice recipes..chandrakala, suryakala..they look delicious

  14. Perfect looking treat! It looks like a lot of work too but totally worth it in the end!

  15. Looks perfect and never know that this sweet is so simple to make. thanks a lot for stepwise pictures.

  16. Oh my gosh....that is an awesome work, love suryakalas...but too lazy to do them!!

  17. Hi Aarthi,

    I love your blog so much, I am following your blog for the past 1 year and all the receipes which I have tried came out very well. By seeing your blog I am interested to cook different type of varieties.. Thank you..


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