A traditional food of Odisha
Chandrakanti is a deep fried sweet dish made from green gram/moong dal .This is one of the most popular sweet dish of ganjam district of Odisha . But this recipe is not too much sweet like any other sweet dish .
Soaking time : 2~3 hr
Preparation time: 1hr
Cooking Time: 20 min
Moong dal/ split green gram - 1~1.5 cup (aprox 200 gram)
Sugar - aprox 6 tbsp or as per taste
Grated coconut - 4 tbsp
choped coconut - 3 tbsp
Green cardamom powder - 4
Ghee - 1 tsp
Oil for frying
Water - 2~2.5 cup
Salt - 1 pinch
Rinse & soak moong dal for 2 hour .
With the help of a blender make a smooth paste of moong dal .
In a kadai add 2~2.5 cup of water & boil it .
When it comes to a boil add coconut,sugar,salt,cardamom powder & ghee .
Add moong dal paste & mix well.Make sure ti keep the flame low .Continiously stir it to avoid sticking to the bottom & forming lumps .
When it become thick like this switch off the flame .Do not over cook because it will become dry .
Now brush some oil or ghee in a plate.
Spread the batter properly with a thickness of in between 1/2~1 inch .Can also brush some oil/ghee to the spoon and spread to avoid sticking . Keep it in fridge for 30 minute to set .
Now cut it into square size piece .
Heat some oil in a kadai .
Fry them on low~medium flame till golden in colour .
Now Chandrakanti is ready to be served .
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