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Amarendra Mulye
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Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
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Made on Naag Panchami when chopping, cutting, deep frying and roasting on a griddle is not allowed. These Steamed Sweet Cakes are very popular dessert on this day.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Maharashtra
  • Steaming
  • Dessert
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup Split Chana Dal (Uncooked)
  2. 1 cup Jaggery
  3. 1/2 cup scrapped fresh Coconut
  4. 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder  
  5. A pinch of Nutmeg powder
  6. 1-2 tbspns Raisins (Sultanas /Bedane)  
  7. 1/4 tspn Salt
  8. 2 cups Wheat Flour
  9. 3 tbspns Oil (for Moan)
  10. A Pinch of Salt
  11. Water as required
  12. Pistachio Flakes  (For Garnishing)


  1. Wash chana dal and add 3 cups of water to it. Pressure cook and transfer it in a colander and remove excess water. 
  2. Cook chana dal and jaggery for 15-20 minutes, then add the fresh scrapped coconut. Stir the mix continuously to prevent it from sticking.
  3. Cook till it becomes thick. Mash the mixture. Turn off the flame and add the raisins, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and salt to it.
  4. In a bowl add salt and whole wheat. Heat oil in a pan and pour it over the flour. Add some water and knead it to make hard dough. Cover and rest.
  5. Divide the stuffing into equal lemon sized balls. Take a small portion of the dough and roll it into a round shaped palm sized puri.
  6. Place the stuffing in the centre of the puri and tap it to make it square / rectangular shape. Fold the Puris like an envelopes.
  7. Simultaneously, heat water in a steamer. Place a clean wet cloth in the steamer and place the Dinda on a wet cloth while steaming to prevent it from sticking to the base.
  8. Pour ghee on the top and serve hot.

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