Chitrokut | How to make Chitrokut

By Moumita Malla  |  4th Mar 2018  |  
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About Chitrokut Recipe

Chitrokut is a very famous sweet in Bengal,It is first deep fried in ghee or oil and then dipped in the sugar syrup. It is similar like khoya or mewa made gulab jamun,but the differences of chitrokut from gulabjamun are it is a rectangle shaped sweet and it is dipped in sugar syrup for long hours around 6 to 7 hours.


Ingredients to make Chitrokut

  • Ingredients For Fried Chitrokut
  • Khoya-100 grams
  • Maida or all purpose flour-4 teaspoons
  • Oil or ghee -2 cups
  • Ingredients for sugar syrup
  • cardamom powder-1/2teaspoon
  • sugar-150 grams or (1 and 1/4cup)
  • water-375ml or ( 1 and 1/4 cup )
  • ingredients for garnishing
  • Milk powder-2 teaspoons
  • pistachios or pista-2 teaspoons(soaked, peeled and chopped)

How to make Chitrokut

  1. Method Of Making Sugar Syrup ____________________________________
  2. Add sugar ,cardamom powder and water to a pan and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down until it is just bubbling. Cook the syrup until  single string form .Watch the syrup carefully to make sure it doesn't burn.
  3. The sugar syrup should reach  the  single thread means,  dip a spoon into sugar syrup,lift it out. Wait a moment and carefully pick up a drop of syrup on your finger. Then touch your finger to your thumb and pull them apart slowly to see how many strings of syrup form. For this recipe, you want a single string syrup.If no thread forms, or it breaks quickly, your syrup is not yet cooked enough.If multiple strings forms,  then it has been overcooked...and need to add some additional water or begin again. When your sugar syrup  is ready,switch off the gas.
  4. Method Of Making Dried Citrokut
  5. When you sugar syrup is been making ,side by side you have to prepare the fried chitrokut. For that take the khoya in a wide plate
  6. Mix all purpose flour with khoya Start kneading,knead it very well to make smooth dough,make sure there is no lumps
  7. Roll the khoya dough like a chapati or  roti with a rolling pin
  8. Cut the khoya chapati or roti into 1 inch square pieces
  9. Heat ghee or oil in a deep  and heavy bottomed wok or kadai
  10. Add khoya cube pieces into the hot ghee or oil (add them into the kadai according to your wok or kadai size),do not overcrowded the wok or kadai adding too much chitrokut altogether
  11. Fry them on low flame until deep brown,keep rotating with wooden or plastic spatula
  12. Remove from heat and keep them in a plate
  13. Final Preparation
  14. Warm up the sugar syrup for few seconds,then switch off the gas. Add fried chitrokut slowly in hot sugar syrup. Let them soak for 6 to 7 hours.
  15. Take out from sugar syrup,keep them in a plate..pour sugar syrup on chitrokut,sprinkle milk powder,garnish with chopped pistachio. 
  16. Serve and enjoy.

Reviews for Chitrokut (3)

শংকরী পাঠক8 months ago


Tamali Rakshit8 months ago

Darun di. Try korbo

Maanika Hoon8 months ago

Lovely sweet dish