Chandra Kanthalu


Chandra Kanthalu

Chandra Kanthalu is a sweet delicacy belonging to Andhra Cuisine. The traditional dish is often prepared during festive seasons and occasions. Crispy on the outside and tender within, the sweet dish is tasty to the last bite. Chandra Kanthalu is made from ground greengram or moong dal, a nutritious lentil that provides vital nutrients essential to human body. The sweet snack is good for growing up children. You can explore the step wise illustrations of Chandra Kanthalu recipe here.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Andhra
Servings 3 people



  • For preparing Chandra Kanthalu, first wash and soak green gram for 2 hours.
  • Grind green gram using a little water and make it a coarse paste.
  • Take a thick bottomed vessel. Put sugar along with 1/2 cup water. Allow it to boil. Keep stirring and after 4-5 minutes make sure it becomes thin thread like consistency.
  • Then add previously ground dal paste along with finely chopped coconut pieces and keep stirring for 2-3 minutes. Remove pan from fire.
  • Grease a plate with ghee and pour the green gram mixture into the plate. Flatten it with a spoon. Let it cool and then cut into small cubes.
  • Heat oil in a wok over a medium flame(make sure the oil is not too hot).
  • Place the cubes slowly into the oil and fry them till golden brown.
  • Chandra Kanthalu snack is ready. Enjoy.
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