Chane Ke Dal Ka Halwa

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Chane Ke Dal Ka Halwa is a traditional Indian sweet very popular during special occasions. It was introduced by the Mughals and finds a significant place in North Indian Thali. This delicacy melts in your mouth and is made of chana dal, milk powder, ghee, pistachios, cardamom seeds, almonds and sugar. 

This healthy lentil is rich in proteins, fibre and low on fat hence ideally preferred by almost everyone.The fine mixture of chana dal, sugar, cardamom seeds, milk powder is gently fried in ghee till it imparts a flavourful aroma. 

Garnish it with sliced pistachios, almonds and serve hot immediately!

Take a look at more Dessert Recipes. You may also want to try Strawberry Semiya Kesari, Kaju Khoya Burfi in Hindi, Berry and Mint Compote, Dal Ke Jamun

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  • 2 cups - Chana dal
  • 2 cups - Sugar
  • 3 cups - Milk powder
  • 50g - Pistachios
  • 20 Cardamom seeds, crushed
  • 50g - Almonds
  • 1.5 cup - Ghee
  • Silver work for decoration, optional

How to Make Chane Ke Dal Ka Halwa

  • Drain the soaked lentil and wash well.
  • Place lentil in a saucepan.
  • Add water and boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
  • Lower the heat and boil for another half an hour or until tender and all the water from the lentil has evaporated.
  • In a chopper or food processor, grind the lentil to a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a heavy based saucepan.
  • Add cardamom seeds, stirring it the entire time. Fry it for a few seconds.
  • Add lentil, sugar, and milk powder, stirring continuously.
  • Fry the mixture until ghee is first absorbed by the lentil and then released.
  • The halwa is ready when the ghee begins to separate and the colour changes to light brown in about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Transfer the halwa to a tray or a baking sheet.
  • Spread it out into a thickness of no more than 1/2 inch.
  • Leave it to cool down.
  • Cut it into squares or diamonds as soon as it begins to set. Leave it to cool completely for several hours.
  • Decorate with silver work, sliced pistachios, and almonds.
  • Lift off the halwa with a spatula and arrange on a serving dish.