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Suryakala / Chandrakala (Step by Step Instructions)


I love milk sweets and sweets using Khoya. This is yet another easy sweet we can make for Diwali. The process look little big but it is real easy to make. Here I used homemade khoya but we can use store bought khoya too which will make things more easier :).

For Outer Covering:

  • All purpose flour / Maida – 2 cups
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Baking soda – a big pinch
  • Salt – a big pinch
  • Water – as needed

For Stuffing:

  • Sweetened Khoya – 1 cup (I have used homemade palkova)
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  • Fried cashews and raisins – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – For frying
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Saffron – a pinch

Method of Preparation:

  1. Mix flour, salt, baking soda and ghee and mix by adding water little by little.
  2. Make a smooth dough and cover it.
  3. Let it rest for half an hour to one hour.
  4. To the khoya add the cardamom powder and nuts and mix well.

For Suryakala:

  1. Take two equal sized (goose berry) balls and thinly roll them.
  2. Keep the khoya on one circle and cover it with the other.
  3. Apply little water around the edges and fold it from one side and finish it at the end as shown in the picture.

For Chandrakala:

  1. Take a slightly bigger goose berry size ball and roll it thinly.
  2. Keep the khoya in the center and fold it (to semicircle).
  3. Stick the edges by applying little water. (Just dip your finger in water and seal it)
  4. Fold it from one side to the other as shown in the picture.

Final step:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry them to golden brown.
  2. In the meantime make the sugar syrup to single string consistency by adding equal amount of sugar and water and a pinch of saffron.
  3. Dip the Suriyakala / Chandrakala in hot sugar syrup for 2 minutes and remove.
  4. Enjoy the yummy weets 🙂



  1. Delicious and lovely looking suryakala/chandrakala. My idea for a perfect sweet apt for upcoming diwali.