Chandrapuli
 
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Chandrapuli is a moon shaped Bengali Sweet prepared with Coconut
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Recipe type: Sweet
Cuisine: Bengali
Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • Coconut: 2
  • Solidified Milk/ Khowa: 3.5 Cup (around 250g)
  • Sugar: 8 Tbsp.
  • Edible Camphor/ Karpur: 1 small cube (grinded into powder to make ½ Tsp. camphor powder)
  • Green Cardamom: 5-6
  • Clarified Butter/ Ghee: 1 Tsp.
Instructions
  1. Separate Cardamom seed from the skin and make a powder of green Cardamom.
  2. Grate Khowa and keep that aside.
  3. Grate Coconut using a coconut grater and then make a paste of the grated coconut using the dry jar of the mixer grinder.
  4. Now take grated Khowa in a deep bottom pan (preferably non-stick) and start cooking in medium flame until Khowa melts completely for around 3-4 minutes.
  5. Stir continuously to avoid sticking khowa in the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add Sugar to melted Khowa and keep stiring to melt Sugar as well. This will take around 5 minutes in low flame.
  7. Add grated coconut in this stage along with Green Cardamom powder and ix properly.
  8. Add powdered Camphor to the mixture and keep stirring till the mixture thickens and leaves the edges of the pan after around 7 minutes. Flame should be lower while cooking.
  9. Now take the mixture in a plate and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
  10. Take little Ghee and apply on the Moulds and take around 2 Tbsp. mixture and by pressing with the fingers on the mould make Chandrapuli and give it a shape of half-moon.
  11. In case not available with a mould shape Chandrapuli using your hand.
  12. Make remaining Chandrapuli as well.
Recipe by Debjanir Rannaghar at https://kitchenofdebjani.com/2015/10/chandrapuli/