Chanamukhi

Chanamukhi

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Chanamukhi

Ingredients:

For chana:

  • Milk: 1 litrer
  • vinegar/lemon juice: 2tbsp
  • muslin cloth

for syrup:

  • sugar: 1cup
  • water: 1/2cup
  • green cardamom: 4
  • icing sugar/powder sugar: 1/4cup

instructions:

preparing chana:

Heat the milk into a heavy pan. Stir occasionally until it starts to boil.
When it starts to boil, slowly add lemon juice or white vinegar. Immediately turn off the heat and stir slowly for 2 min (don’t move the pan from the stove).
After 2 min, when the milk curdles (chana), strain the chana into a muslin or cheese cloth. Pour some cold water over the channa and hang the cheese cloth on the tap for approx 30 minutes to remove all of the liquid.

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Remove the chana from cloth and knead it well. Then shape it like square and place into refrigerator for 30 minutes.

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Cut the chana into small cubes like picture.

 preparing chanamukhi

Heat sugar, cardamom and water in a pan. when melts the sugar into a liquid with medium heat, gently shake the pan. Stir continuously on low heat until it becomes thick and sticky.

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Now place chana cubes into the sugar syrup and cook both sides for 1 minute. Remove all chanamukhi from thick syrup and place over icing sugar. Coat well with icing sugar and serve chilled.(don’t place the chanamukhi direct on the plate from sugar syrup)
 
 

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