Channa Dal Halwa | Chickpeas Halwa


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Chana Dal Halwa/ Burfi is a traditional Mugal sweet. It is an aromatic sweet that is loaded with ghee(clarified butter), milk, channa dal, sugar and nuts. Its very popular in the Northern part of India and is adored during festival seasons. For me this was a new sweet recipe, as I have never tried to do halwa with dal. But nevertheless I loved it so much.

Verdict ~ Channa Dal Halwa was super flavorful and melt in your mouth and we kept having more and more. Taste wise I felt it was similar to poli stuffing and close to sweet pongal taste. 




Serves ~ 2 generously
Cook & Prep time ~ 30 mins

Ingredients

1/2 Cup chana Dal/gram Dal/kadalai Paruppu

1/2 Cup ghee
1/4 Cup granulated white sugar
1-1/4 Cup milk (I used fatless)
2-3  cardamom pods, crushed
6-7 almonds and cashew nuts (chopped)

Method

  • Wash and Soak dal in 1 Cup water for 4 hours.
  • Pressure Cook the soaked dal in 3/4 Cup of water for 4-5 whistles.Remove extra water if any, let it cool down, set aside.
  • Mash the dal using the back of spoon to have grainy paste
  • Heat ghee in heavy bottom pan.Add mashed dal and fry on medium heat 15 minutes until raw smell does.By now you the will ghee separating  from dal.
  • Now add 3/4 Cup milk and fry on high heat till it is well absorbed.Then Again add the remaining milk and cook on high flame. Take care not to burn the halwa, Keep stirring frequently.
  • Finally add cardamom powder, sugar with chopped almonds and fry on high heat for another 5 minutes.By this the time, the halwa will start leaving the pan, and will come together as you stir.
  • Keep a Shallow plate/tray greased with ghee ready, spread some chopped nuts on the plate. Take the halwa off the stove and pour it on the readied plate. Tap with back of spoon gently to spread the halwa. 
  • If you want to slice it, then wait for 15-20 minutes for the halwa to cool. Cut them into slices and serve warm. Or do like how did and serve it as it is.
  • Store the remaining in an air-tight container and keep in refrigerator  Before serving re-head in microwave for 15-20 secs


44 comments:

  1. OMG.. mouth watering here.. Awesome clicks dear :)

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  2. Wow superb priya... mouthwatering halwa... i need now:) Happy Women's Day!!!

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  3. super sis:)tempting halwa:)finally you made this:)southern team here super fast now:)

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  4. Very Happy Women's Day to a beautiful woman, lovely friend n a very special person of me, HUG Priya :)
    Channa dal halwa looks so so delicious, really craving for this sweet now...last click is too tempting :)

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  5. perfect presentation for a perfectly made dessert..

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  6. Looks yum,nice clicks too..

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  7. Happy women's day sis, soft halwa looks irresistible and this halwa definitely satisfy my sweet tooth..

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  8. What a lovely presentation! Awesome job :)

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  9. wow they look absolutely divine and tempting me dear :)

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  10. Priya, Happy Women's Day!! I have never made chanaDal halwa, beautiful clicks, love these beautiful colored cups. This South V/S North challenge is interesting event, I will look for more details. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

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  11. Happy women's day dear...lovely presentation....halwa looks so tempting..

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  12. Super yum priya...love them in purple..

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  13. Wonderful halwa.......mouthwatering ......:-)

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  14. Love it served in those colourful silicon bakeware!!

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  15. Happy Women's Day Priya. have tried it with moong dal. will try with chana dal next time. yours look so delicious and nice pics.

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  16. this pics makes me drooling:)

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  17. Delicious chana dal halwa Priya. You are right, I was thinking of poli stuffing.

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  18. Halwa super ah irukku Priya! Womens day wishes to you too, my friend!
    Beautiful pictures!

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  19. Love the first click dear yummy yummy

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  20. Looks divine,beautiful presentation dear,Happy Women's Day!

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  21. looks absolutely divine :) like the one with white flower..

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  22. Drooling over your pics. i could have some myself.

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  23. wow Priya! nice clicks .happy women's day dear

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  24. Loved all the clicks there specially the first one :) soooo delectable and pleasing to look :) Hope you enjoyed tasting akka :)

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  25. And Happy women's day dear akka :)

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  26. Tempting sweet . nice clicks dear

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  27. temtping halwa. really apprecite if u visit me too.

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  28. I am not a very big fan halwa fan, but your pics made me come here. Beautiful presentation and pics. :)

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  29. Delicious n gr8 presentation...

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  30. Looks fab, absolutely delicious...

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  31. delicious recipe... yummy..

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  32. Delicious halwa dear,pls pass it...

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  33. looks absolutely delish...

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  34. Amazingly made chana dal halwa Priya dear. yummy and looks very perfect. Your first click tempts me lot dear.

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  35. I never tried such a halwa but it looks so tempting! Bookmarked....

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  36. Nice halwa texture, very delicious..

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  37. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
    chakkara pongal recipe


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