Karnataka-style Chandrahara Recipe

Chandrahara is a traditional sweet recipe of Karnataka that is usually prepared during festivals and other celebrations. Chandrahara is unique to this region and is also prepared for functions like weddings, naming ceremony, etc.

Chandrahara is prepared by making a dough with maida and chiroti rava as the main ingredients. The dough is then folded into triangular shapes and fried. This fried dough is served with sweetened milk. Chandrahara is crunchy, as the dough is deep-fried and the sweetened milk gives it a nice flavour and taste.

Also, try out the other recipes of the Kannadiga cuisine like pineapple gojju, hesarubele kosambari, hunise gojju, halbai, kayi holige, yereyappa.

The chandrahara sweet can be prepared for parties and served as an ideal dessert. This delicious sweet can be served at room temperature or served chilled by refrigerating the sweetened milk.

Chandrahara is easy to prepare at home. So if you'd like to try this recipe, watch the video and also follow the elaborate step-by-step procedure containing images.

CHANDRAHARA VIDEO RECIPE

chandrahara recipe
CHANDRAHARA RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE KARNATAKA-STYLE CHANDRAHARA | HOMEMADE CHANDRAHARA RECIPE | SOUTH INDIAN SWEET RECIPE
Chandrahara Recipe | How To Make Karnataka-style Chandrahara | Homemade Chandrahara Recipe | South Indian Sweet Recipe
Prep Time
40 Mins
Cook Time
30M
Total Time
1 Hours

Recipe By: Kavyashree S

Recipe Type: Sweets

Serves: 10 pieces

Ingredients
  • Maida - 1 cup

    Chiroti rava (sooji) - 2 tbsp

    Ghee - 2 tbsp + for greasing

    Baking soda - ¼th tsp

    Salt - ¼th tsp

    Water - 4 tbsp

    Milk - ½ litre

    Sugar - 1 cup

    Khoya - ¼th cup

    Badam powder - 1 tbsp

    Pistachio (chopped) - 5-6

    Almonds (chopped) - 5-6

    Cashew nuts (chopped) - 5-6

    Cloves - 10-11

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Add maida in a mixing bowl.

    2. Add sooji and ghee.

    3. Add baking soda and salt.

    4. Mix well.

    5. Add water little by little and knead it well into a medium-soft dough for about 10 minutes.

    6. Cover it with a lid and allow it to rest for half an hour.

    7. Meanwhile, add milk in a heated pan.

    8. Allow it to boil on medium flame for 3-4 minutes.

    9. Add sugar and mix well.

    10. Allow the sugar to dissolve and the mixture to boil for about 2-3 minutes.

    11. Add khoya and mix well.

    12. Allow it to cook for about 2 minutes, until the khoya dissolves.

    13. Add badam powder.

    14. Then, add chopped pistachio, almonds and cashew nuts.

    15. Mix well and transfer into a bowl.

    16. Remove the cover and knead it again for a minute.

    17. Take lemon-sized portions of the dough and roll them into flat round shapes of equal size.

    18. Roll the dough into flat pooris with a rolling pin.

    19. Apply ghee on top and fold it into quarter.

    20. Insert a clove in the centre of the opening end to hold all the folds together.

    21. Take a toothpick and make tiny depressions, so that it cooks well on the inside.

    22. Heat oil in a pan for frying.

    23. Add the dough one after the other in the oil. Make sure they do not touch each other.

    24. Fry them for 1-2 minutes.

    25. Flip them over to cook on the other side and fry them until they turn golden brown on both sides.

    26. Remove them onto a plate.

    27. While serving, add 1-2 fried dough pieces in a cup and a ladle full of the sweetened milk.

    28. Serve.

Instructions
  • 1. The more you knead the dough, the better the texture of the sweet.
  • 2. You can add saffron strands to the sweetened milk to give it a good flavour.
  • 3. You can choose to refrigerate the sweetened milk if you want to have this sweet chilled.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 serving
  • Calories - 253 cal
  • Fat - 15.3 g
  • Protein - 3.9 g
  • Carbohydrates - 55 g
  • Sugar - 38.1 g
  • Fibre - 0.7 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE CHANDRAHARA

1. Add maida in a mixing bowl.

chandrahara recipe

2. Add sooji and ghee.

chandrahara recipe
chandrahara recipe

3. Add baking soda and salt.

chandrahara recipe
chandrahara recipe

4. Mix well.

chandrahara recipe

5. Add water little by little and knead it well into a medium-soft dough for about 10 minutes.

chandrahara recipe
chandrahara recipe

6. Cover it with a lid and allow it to rest for half an hour.

chandrahara recipe
chandrahara recipe

7. Meanwhile, add milk in a heated pan.

chandrahara recipe

8. Allow it to boil on medium flame for 3-4 minutes.

chandrahara recipe

9. Add sugar and mix well.

chandrahara recipe
chandrahara recipe

10. Allow the sugar to dissolve and the mixture to boil for about 2-3 minutes.

chandrahara recipe

11. Add khoya and mix well.

chandrahara recipe

12. Allow it to cook for about 2 minutes, until the khoya dissolves.

chandrahara recipe

13. Add badam powder.

chandrahara recipe

14. Then, add chopped pistachio, almonds and cashew nuts.

chandrahara recipe
chandrahara recipe
chandrahara recipe

15. Mix well and transfer into a bowl.

chandrahara recipe
chandrahara recipe

16. Remove the cover and knead it again for a minute.

chandrahara recipe

17. Take lemon-sized portions of the dough and roll them into flat round shapes of equal size.

chandrahara recipe

18. Roll the dough into flat pooris with a rolling pin.

chandrahara recipe

19. Apply ghee on top and fold it into quarter.

chandrahara recipe
chandrahara recipe

20. Insert a clove in the centre of the opening end to hold all the folds together.

chandrahara recipe

21. Take a toothpick and make tiny depressions, so that it cooks well on the inside.

chandrahara recipe

22. Heat oil in a pan for frying.

chandrahara recipe

23. Add the dough one after the other in the oil. Make sure they do not touch each other.

chandrahara recipe

24. Fry them for 1-2 minutes.

chandrahara recipe

25. Flip them over to cook on the other side and fry them until they turn golden brown on both sides.

chandrahara recipe
chandrahara recipe

26. Remove them onto a plate.

chandrahara recipe

27. While serving, add 1-2 fried dough pieces in a cup and a ladle full of the sweetened milk.

chandrahara recipe
chandrahara recipe

28. Serve.

chandrahara recipe
chandrahara recipe
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