Monday, 6 February 2012

chandra kaantalu

Chandra kaantalu is an authentic andhra dish. This is especially prepared on Pongal (or) Sankranti festival.                                      


Preparation time : 40 mins + 2 hours
Makes : 30

Ingredients :

Split yellow Moong dal : 1 cup
Sugar : 1 1/2cup
water : 1
Cardamom powder : 1/4 tsp
Salt : pinch
Turmeric powder : pinch
Ghee : 3 tbsp
Rice flour : 2 tbsp

Method :

Soak moong dal for at least 2 hours.

Grind moong dal into a fine paste using a blender, by adding turmeric, salt and rice flour.

Take a pan, add sugar and water.
When sugar melts,add ghee and then add the ground paste and keep mixing the mixture continuously.
After a while the mixture starts to thicken, and will stick to the bottom.
Keep mixing it, still it forms a dough.
Take it off from the flame.
Take a damp cloth, place this mixture on it.

Spread the mixture on the cloth, flat it using a spatula.

Let it rest, till it cool down completely.
Cut them into diamonds, i cut some in half moon shape.

Deep fry these in oil, till they are brown in color.

This will stay in fridge for 2 weeks and in shelf for 5 to 7 days.
Serve it hot or cold.
Enjoy your dish :)
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