Recipes - Sweet-tooth


Makes 20-25 pieces, takes about half hour to prepare.

Finely grated coconut - 250 gm.
Sugar - 250 gm. 
Water - 150 ml.
Ghee for greasing plate


1. Prepare a syrup with sugar and water to 2 1/2 thread consistency.
2. Warm coconut in a heavy saucepan and pour in the syrup.
3. Stir well and cook till a soft lump forms.
4. Spread on a greased plate. Cool.
5. Sprinkle cardamom powder (optional).
6. Cut into squares, store in airtight container 



Carrot - 450 gm
Milk - 750 gm
Cream - 150 gm
Sugar - 75 gm
Ghee (clarified butter) - 45 ml
Khoya - 45 gm
Ground almonds (optional) - 100 gm
Green cardamom - 6 nos
Cashewnuts - 25 gm


1. Peel carrot and grate.
2. In a large heavy-bottomed pan, add cream and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
3. Lower heat and simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the pan.
4. Cook for at least an hour till milk thickens, and stir in the sugar.
5. Allow to simmer for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6. Add khoya, ground almonds, crushed cardamom seeds and sultanas.
7. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until the mixture is greasy on the surface.
8. Transfer to a serving dish and serve garnished with sultanas and cashewnuts.
9. Can be served hot or cold as preferred.


This is a sweet snack which is generally made for tea time in the coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh.


Black gram daal --- 200gm.
Sugar --- 150gm.
Ghee -- 150gm.


Roast daal till golden colour is obtained. Powder daal and sugar together. Heat ghee and add it to the powder. Make lime sized balls quickly while the mixture is still hot.

Yield = 6 servings.
Important nutrients/100mg.
Protein = 13.5gm
Iron = 7.6mg
Riboflavin = 0.18mg
Niacin = 1.52mg
Calories = 354.



Wheat flour - 500gm.
Salt -- to taste
Oil -- for frying
Sugar -- to make sugar syrup.


Make a dough with flour and water. Roll out small amounts of dough on the back of a fork into shell shapes and deep fry and then put them into the sugar syrup until it absorbs well. Then remove from sugar syrup and serve.

It is a shell shaped snack, generally prepared for tea time or to eat in between meals for children.

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