Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chana dhal Halwa

Hi friends,

It is time again to complete this month's challenge by SNC. May be I am the last one to complete it. This month's challenge for the south team was hosted by Kirti of north team - Chana dhal halwa. It was totally new to me. Scared to try this, as no one likes chana dhal in my family. But challenged myself this time.

Here i go with recipe

Chana Dal/Chickpea/Bengal gram - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Ghee - 3/4 Cup
Milk - 2 cups
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Cashew chopped - 3 tbsp


  1. Wash and soak chana dhal for in water for 3~4 hours
  2. Pressure cook the chana dhal for 2 whistle and drain the excess water.
  3. In a pan, heata tbsp of ghee and fry the cashew and keep it aside.
  4. Now grind the cooked dhal into a coarse paste without water.
  5. Heat the ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and add dhal and stir it for 20 minutes untill the raw smell goes.
  6. Now add cup of milk to it and stir continuously till it becomes dry and now add the rest milk and repeat the same procedure
  7. Now add sugar, cardamom powder and cashew to it and stir fry it for 5 minutes. you will notice that the mixture rolling in the pan without sticking. 
  8. Now switch off the flame and transfer it into serving bowl.
  9. Chana dhal halwa is ready

Thanks to kirti, everyone in our family liked it and my husband didn't knew that it is made out of channa dhal until i revealed the secret. It is a great dessert and through SNC - i have learnt many recipes. thanks divya.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. I liked your proportions Shruti. It should be 3/4th cup instead of 1/2 cup

  2. Looks so delicious and wonderful Shyla.. :)

  3. wow SSS mouthwatering halwa

  4. looks very tempting. Irresistible.

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