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Chandrakantha / Chandrakanthalu Sweet (Moong Dal Sweet )


Moong dal / Pesarapappu -1 cup (after grinding i got 2 cups of paste)
Rice-1/3 cup
Sugar-3/4 cup (acc to u r taste)
Ghee-3 tbsp
Water-2 cups of water
Salt-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Cardamom powder-1 tsp(optional)
Oil-for deep frying
Wet Cotton cloth


Wash and Soak the moong dal and rice for 4 hours in water.

Drain and grind the dal and rice to a smooth paste in a mixer.Add turmeric powder and without using much water.
Now take a thick bottom vessel and add the 2cupsof moong dal paste,2 cups of water and sugar and salt to it.Mix together on a low flame with constant stringing.
Now you have to keep stirring so it dos not stick to the bottom and burn.
Once the cooked dal should halwa like consistency or  thickens and add the cardamom powder and ghee.
mix it together.
Now pour it on a greased flat plate or wet cloth smooth-en with a flat spoon and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Once the mixture is cooled,cut into diamonds.
Now heat oil in a deep pan and deep fry these pieces till golden brown.
While frying they tend to stick to the bottom of the pan,so keep stirring all the while when frying.
Once they start to brown keep a close eye and take out as soon as they turn a nice golden brown.
As they already have sugar,they will tend to burn easily.Drain on paper towles . serve immediatley or at least on the same day.They do keep well for at least 4 days but are best eaten immediately.

serve immediatley or at least on the same day.They do keep well for at least 4 days but are best eaten immediately.


Gita Jaishankar

Your new profile pic looks good dear :) this is a very interesting and tempting sweet..looks yum :)

Gita Jaishankar

Divya was that picture taken at Paradise restaurant? we also go there often...its very close to our place :)

Hari Chandana

Wowwwwww.... looks very tempting.. .super ga vachhayi divya.. lovely clicks.. :)


chantrakantha sanacks.name itself interesting.looks so crispy i like to have this sweet..the crunchy munchy one.Nicely presented..looks so delicious


wow looks great...want to taste dear.


This is something totally new to me. I am drooling over here. Love the recipe.

Aruna Manikandan

sounds new to me dear....
Thx. for sharing :-)

Nithu Bala

This is very new to me..loved your clicks..I'm drooling here..


It's new to me but looks delicious and very easy to follow recipe...


Omg, wat a beautiful sweet..Very new for me..Worth to try for the sure..


Wow yummy seet dish.
Nice profile pic..:)



New to me nice sweet dish,Worth all efforts

Yummy Team

Love the name of this dish. Very interesting :) Love the recipe too..Looks very yummy..


Wow this is my fav dish dear....love them a lot...the pic is too good.....

Life is beautiful!!!

Wow!!! what a dish !!! I appreciate ur hard work. It came out perfect. I have heard the name but never knew how to make it. Thanks a lot for this recipe :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

I love chandrakantalu, learnt it from mom. My process is little different. I love your step by step pics. Will surely try your version as well :)

Suman Singh

this sweet dish is quite new to me..but it looks delicious...gr8 work...thanks for sharing this Divya!

Viki's Kitchen

I have heard of it , but never tasted. Your picture itself tells the goodness and taste of this yummy chandrakantha. Nice clicks and wanna grab one now:)


Great recipe Divya..never had this before

Umm Mymoonah

I have heard of this recipe before, first time i'm looking at a picture,looks delicious. I think i'll finish it when it is a batter before frying. Before frying itself it looks so yummy. Nice blog ya.
Happy to follow you.


Divya very nice attempt of a traditional recipe.Very tempting pictures.Very well presented.Love your family pic.


Hi Divya,

first time here.. Chandrakanta sweet reminds me of the serial chandrakanta..new for me.. worth trying!

like the way u explain with so many photos.. really helpful.. crab curry is inviting..


Hamaree Rasoi

Hi Divya

Loved the step by step preparation of the moong daal recipe. Turned out to be superb as ewell as crunchy. Great preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Yummy Team

Hey Divya,
We have an award waiting for you at our space. Please do stop by to collect it. Have a happy weekend!


wow nice...all the time i want to say about ur presentation...


that is an interesting sweet... great step by step pictures....

Sushma Mallya

i have not heard abt this one but pics are too tempting so would love to have it soon...


Wooow very nice sweet recipe dear i never tasted this before...looks very good.

Home Cooked Oriya Food

very new dish... looks lovely!


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