Chandrapuli Pitha

Ingredients

For the Outer Cover –

  • 2.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 4-5 tbsp refined oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • Water to knead the dough
  • Oil to deep fry

For the Filling –

  • 1 small grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup or more sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder

Method

  1. In a pan, put the coconut, sugar and cardamom powder
  2. Put the pan on low heat and keep stirring the mixture till the sugar dissolves and the mixture becomes dry
  3. Knead a soft dough with flour, oil, salt and water
  4. Dough should be semi soft
  5. Keep covered for 15 minutes
  6. Make small balls from the dough
  7. Roll each ball into 4” diameter
  8. Rub a little water on the edges
  9. Put a small amount of filling in the centre
  10. Fold the dough, seal the sides tightly and make a design on the edge
  11. Make all the balls this way
  12. Heat a deep pan with oil for frying
  13. Fry the prepared dough on medium heat till golden on both sides

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