These fried dumplings from North India are stuffed with healthy ingredients from khoya and semolina and are often served during Holi. Garnish them with pistachio shavings before serving.
Chandrakala Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra

- Indian


- 2

Cooking Time

-10 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10-12 Min


  • For Chandrakala: 1 cup refind flour
  • pinch of cardamom
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • ½ cup cold milk
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 100 gm khoya
  • 50 gm grated coconut
  • 50 gm chironji
  • 50 gm cashewnuts
  • 100 gm semolina
  • 50 gm raisins
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • pinch of saffron
  • ghee for frying
  • chopped dry fruits
  • FOR N
  • /


  1. 1

    Procedure to make Chandrakala: In a bowl add refined flour, a pinch of cardamom powder, ghee and mix it.
  2. 2

    Add milk and prepare a dough.
  3. 3

    In a heated pan add ghee, khoya and cook until it turns brown.
  4. 4

    Add dried grated coconut and mix it.
  5. 5

    Add chironji, crushed cashew nuts.
  6. 6

    In a heated pan add ghee, semolina and cook it.
  7. 7

    When semolina turns light brown add the khoya mixture.
  8. 8

    Add raisins, cardamom powder, sugar and mix it.
  9. 9

    In a heated saucepan add sugar, saffron strands and let it melt.
  10. 10

    Roll out the dough into a small puri, stuff it with the mixture in the middle, apply water on sides of puri and place another puri on it.
  11. 11

    Press the puri on the stuffed part and roll it from the sides.
  12. 12

    In a heated pan add ghee and fry the Chandrakala until it turns golden brown.
  13. 13

    Dip the chandrakala in the sugar syrup.
  14. 14

    To garnish sprinkle crushed pistachios and Chandrakala is ready to serve.
Comments Added Successfully!

About Chef

Meet the people behind the luscious food, delicious recipes and entertaining shows

Ajay Chopra


Chef Ajay Chopra is a master of progressive Indian cuisine. During his stint in the UK, he was voted one of the eight best Indian chefs of London. Not only has he helped change the perception of Indian cuisine in the proverbial West, he has earned a huge fanbase for his contemporary take of traditional Indian dishes. Chopra has also been a judge on MasterChef India, and has anchored some of LF’s most successful shows.

Other Shows by host:
Northern Flavours | Northern Flavours - Season 3 |
Recipes by chef:

Popular Recipe Blogs