Made with traditional moulds, the Chilakalu’s shape is one of the most popular motifs in India, and can be seen adorning Indian temples, traditional artforms, and sarees draped by women. This traditional Andhra candy is shaped to be an exact visual representation of its name - the chilakalu (parrot). As children, we enjoyed eating the chilakalu, but only after first playing with it and admiring its beautiful curves! Known to be Goddess Lakshmi’s favourite, the Chilakalu is offered to her during Diwali, the festival of lights. But we know that this hard sugar candy is not just Lakshmi’s favourite, but yours as well! That’s why you don’t have to wait until Diwali to order Chilakalu from Vellanki Foods, available all-year round both online and in stores.
- Sugar, Water.