Mooga Chandrakanti


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Mooga chandrakanti is a popular deep fried sweet cake recipe in orissa. The soaked green gram are blended into a paste and then dropped in hot oil.

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Mooga Chandrakanti recipe - How to make Mooga Chandrakanti

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250 gms moong dal (split green gram)
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
4 to 6 tbsp sugar
2 tsp aniseeds (vilayati saunf)
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
  1. Soak the moong dal in water for 3 to 4 hours, drain and blend in a mixer into a smooth paste.
  2. In a deep pan, add 1 cup of water and bring to boil.
  3. Add the sugar, grated coconut, saunf and salt and mix well.
  4. Add the ground green gram paste, mix well and saute till the mixture becomes thick.
  5. Put 1 tsp of oil in a flat dish and grease well.
  6. Add the cooked paste and flatten them and keep aside to cool. Cut it into small diamond pieces and keep aside.
  7. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep fry the diamond shape green gram pieces till golden brown.
  8. Serve hot.

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This recipe was contributed by barnika on 08 Oct 2011

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