Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Narkel-er Tokti or Coconut and milk Solid fudge

My son started going to school from yesterday. I don’t know how to express myself but am happy, excited, elated and scared at the same time. Excited because the whole process reminded me of the time when I first hold that bundle of joy some 2 and 7 months back. All wrapped in cothes, not moving a finger yet still making many  statements with his eyes. since then he has been like my constant companion, my sidekick, we hardly have spent any time without each other since his birth. I am happy also to see my little one growing up every day. Every time I look at him I realize something new about him and starting school is like embarking on a new journey of developing  a new world for himself. I know am sounding like a sloppy mother but that’s what I feel right now as I am on a roller coaster journey of emotions. I am sad and miserable at the same time as the baby who knew no one but his mother will start making a life and world for himself from now on. I know I need o let him fly and help him to gather air under his wings but still the mother in me feels miserable for the 2 hours he is at school.
The baby on the other hand is very excited and loves his school. The first time we took him there he almost refused to come back to us. All he wanted was to play with all the toys there.  I really was a little worried and thought he would have cold feet on the first day and would cry but he was too enthusiastic, a little too much for my comfort. Come on dint we all cry on our first day to school and pleaded with our parents not to leave us there all alone among starngers. But that dint happen to my son, the one who came home teary eyed was me. Hubby tried to support me by saying that he would always be there by my side. But still are not every 2 and half year supposed to cry and miss their mother?  Am not sure yet and life seems quite complicated. So while I figure that out, yu relish this recipe of simple sweet made with coconut.
We Bengalis allow ourselves a long time till Diwali or Kali puja to share bijoya greeting. So am taking that priviledge and here is another recipe to serve your guests during the festivals. Narkeler tokti or sometimes also called chandrapuli is generally a sandesh or fudgy sweet made with coconut and milk solids. Though it share almost the same ingredients as Narkel naru still its very different in taste, texture and shape. While grated coconut is used for Naru, the same s ground to a smooth paste to give tokti its smooth and soft texture.  Its an elegant looking sweet which could be prepared in a jiffy to impress  your guests.

Narkel-er Tokti
Ingredients:
Grated coconut: 2 cups (Use fresh coconut)
Khoya or milk solids: ¾ cup (or use full fat milk powder); grate it
Sugar: ½ cup (or s per your taste)
Green Cardamom: 3-4 pieces
Pistachios for garnishing
Ghee or white oil to grease he sandesh molds.

Method:
First grind the coconut and sugar till a very smooth paste s achieved.

Take a heavy bottom pan or preferably a non stick pan and cook the ground coconut on a very low flame. 

Continuously stir the coconut to cook it evenly. Once you see its becoming dry (approx. 7-8 minutes) add the grated milk solids.

Cook it on low for another 10 minutes or till it comes together as a big dough. The end produt would be dry to touch yet soft and little sticky.

Chop the pistachios very fine while the coconut cools down a bit.

Work when the coconut is still warm or it will harden.

Grease the molds with little white oil and sprinkle little chopped pistachios on it. Then take little coconut to cover the surface of the mold. Press with your hands to give it the shape of the mold. Remove from the mold with utmost care and place on a greased plate to cool down. 

If you don't have these molds you can set them in a flat plate and later cut in squares or diamonds. sprinkle the top with chopped nuts of your choice.

It will harden further as it cools down.

Once its complete cold store them in an airtight container in the fridge. It stays well for a couple of weeks.



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50 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that is a new life he started from yesterday. God Bless him. Those tokti look super tempting.

Torviewtoronto said...

beautifully done lovely fudge

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Wot a gorgeous tone ... the whole pic has got...
God bless... my lil one is doing his nursery and i can totally relate...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tokti looks delicious and cute shapes...
So your kid is having a wonderful time at school....good...you can be happy thinking that he is not crying and instead having fun time...

Sushma Mallya said...

They look so nice sayantini...delicious and perfect for the festive season:)

divya said...

Delicious and tempting recipe...Lovely clicks.

Rekha shoban said...

nice fudge...looks cute n perfect...lovely click!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. looks super cute and delicious.. simply inviting :)
Indian Cuisine

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Naarkeler shondesh looks siply awesome and out of this world. Simply superb.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Spice said...

Perfect for festive season & they look cute too....another thing added to my wishlist , these molds...

Swathi said...

Love that mold, this coconut and milk fudge looks awesome.

Tina said...

Cute and lovely lovely..

Raji said...

The sweet looks really good Sayantani...your moulds are so pretty.
It's good that your son is enjoying his school so you can be less tensed.

Priya said...

Wow love those mould,tokti looks fabulous..

Ambreen said...

Looks fabulous & it is so easy to make. Very cute shapes :)

Jaya said...

oshadhoron narkol'er tokti/sandesh hoyeche sayantani..and ekto time lagbe tumaar r tumaar cheleyer jonno ..ki bolbo amaar meye ekto beshi excited chilo prothom 3-4 days in school and then she took 180 deg turn..almost used to cry everyday going to school..but once in school she forgets everything else..may'er der jonno difficult hoye kids ra bhalo korey adjust korey naye..play school e besh bhalo hoye study'er chaap ta kom thakhe..shobho bijoya though late..hugs and smiles

Arch said...

Its always more difficult for the moms when kids start school !! Its great that he likes school, its always fun for them to meet more kids and a different environment...those toktis look very very pretty, lovely clicks too...

Sanctified Spaces said...

Beautiful looking fudge. Gorgeous clicks.

Archana said...

Looks superb
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indosungod said...

Good Luck to your son Sayantani. DD and DD2 never shed a tear. They were happy to get rid of me for the time they are at school I guess :)

These coconut burfi are delicious looking and the shapes makes them more so.

jeyashrisuresh said...

such an interesting delicacy made with coconut

saffronstreaks said...

narkeler sandesh looks fantastic with your blue and white composition..looks out of this world

Lavi said...

Looks so lovely!! I regret for not discovering your blog earlier!!

Preeti said...

Wishing your baby the very best Sayantani...it feels so good to be back to blog world and see you all. Narkel sweet looks delish!!

Alpana said...

Woooow.....Tokti shapes are awesome.... look very mouthwatering

Nisha said...

Wow i want to try this for diwali

Kurryleaves said...

looks really tempting...awesome clicks dear...

Kitchen Flavours said...

That's an rocking presentation....very festive one....fudge looks yummylicious....

Suja said...

Looks divine,love the shape..delicious sweet

Now Serving said...

This looks beautiful! Happy Diwali dear :)

SpicyTasty said...

Looks wonderful. Mouthwatering dish.

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rama said...

I came here through Sarmishta's blog. Your coconut sandesh looks gorgeous. I have lots of grated coconut in the freezer, was thinking of making some sweet with it, now I think I will try this, and keep it for Diwali.
Your thoughts about your little one was very interesting.
Have a Happy Diwali!

julie said...

Lovely fudge n love the mould, cute shaped!!
Happy to hear about your son.. Wish him all success from his first milestone!!

kankana said...

My mom used to make this with only khoya and i used to eat it non stop! :)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

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Sudha said...

Tokti bhishon shundor dekhte hoechhe r kheteo nishchoi opurbo hobe!Tomar blog'e prai asha hoy,tobe aage kichu likhechhi kina mone porchhena...aaj theke tomar follower holam,somoy pele amar blog'e esho:)Wish you a very happy Diwali!!

soujanya said...

Lovely fudge....n lovely presentation too...

ruchikacooks said...

I love the way you take pic- firs thing. Second I wanted to wish you first(!!) before you got the post..I was doing one handed typing all day :)

R is going to be one soon, I m like I just had him yestrday, I can totally understand..Lots of ummah to your lil one..before you know I think we are gonna be MILS given how time flies..Good luck for his school adventures :)

I wanted to make the rose garden recipe u had made for the recipe marathon this diwali, probably for his birthday..

Wishing you and your family a very happy diwali. Lot of hugs..

PreeOccupied said...

Dekhei lobh lagche. Khub shundor dekhte hoye che and I am sure kheteo. Happy Diwali.

GB said...

They look so tempting....It's too late for me to make these now, but I'm bookmarking this recipe for my next sweet experiment!

Funny thing, my son's first day of school (some 4 1/2 years back) was pretty much the same. I kept thinking that he'd come running and hug me or something, but he just waved bye and was gone. I sat outside and shed a few tears for the whole rite of passage thing too. :)

Have a very very happy diwali Sayantani! and may your little one grow and bloom...........

*hugs*

Sarmistha said...

Sayantani , a very very happy Diwali to you and your family especially onek bhalobasha and good wishes to our chotto Shona on starting the journey..
Aami chilam na.came back tomorrow morning.Kedarnath and badrinath giyechilam for 5 days..aaj ekta choto khato Diwali post korechi taratari kore :)
Tomra shobai bhalo theko.Will catch up on more later.

Sarmistha said...

Oh btw...Narkoler sandesh aamar bhishon bhalo laage.you are simply awesome for making these delicious dishes and reviving so many old and beautiful memories through your post.being a bengali I relate so much with all the post you put up.Love and a big hug for that :)

saffronstreaks said...

thanku so much for sending such beautiful creations to the event :
healing foods

Happy Diwali

Sukanya

Sweet Artichoke said...

They are beautiful! I love your moulds to shape them.
Happy & Prosperous Diwali!

Kalyani's Platter said...

wow very tempting and delicious fudge ...

Turmericnspice said...

Love the clicks

Jayasri Ravi said...

first time in your blog you have a wonderful space!, I knew it was a bengali sweet, I love bengali sweets than south Indian sweets, khoya and coconut what else do you need, Book marked!, I had these kind of blocks in soma's blog.., they are so cute

JishasKitchen said...

Ohh..wow..that looks so perfect and tempting...and lovely presentation too...yumm!!

Rimli said...

hi, lovely snaps with beautiful yet simple recipe. Thanks for sharing it. going to try this on Diwali.