Chana Dal Halwa ( Indian Cooking)

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Chana dal has a richer flavour than other pulses, which lends itself well to the preparation of a mouth-watering halwa. Soaked and ground dal is sautéed till a rich aroma is achieved, and then prepared into a traditional halwa flavoured with cardamom and saffron.

It is important to stir the dal mixture continuously when sautéing it, to avoid charring. Also be cautious when adding the hot milk and water as it tends to splutter a bit.

Although the Chana Dal Halwa requires a bit of prior soaking and takes a bit of time to cook, it is a worthwhile effort, which is sure to be lauded by your guests and family members! One of the perfect Desserts for Entertaining .

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Chana Dal Halwa ( Indian Cooking) recipe - How to make Chana Dal Halwa ( Indian Cooking)

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 5 servings
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  1. Clean, wash and soak the chana dal in enough water in a bowl for at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain well and blend the chana dal in a mixer to a coarse mixture without using any water. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a non-stick kadhai, add the chana dal mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 14 minutes or till the mixture turns brown in colour, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the hot milk and 1 cup of hot water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes or till the mixture thickens, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 more minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the cardamom powder and saffron, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  7. Serve hot garnished with almond slivers.

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Chana Dal Halwa ( Indian Cooking)
 on 26 Jun 16 07:29 AM

Lov u mam for yummmy recipes
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !
27 Jun 16 08:53 AM
Chana Dal Halwa ( Indian Cooking)
 on 08 Nov 15 06:52 PM

Love this i thought to have desserts n i prepared and i found very delicious.thank you ma''am for this wonderful recipe
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks. Please continue to review recipes which you have made and loved from
09 Nov 15 03:41 PM
Chana Dal Halwa ( Roz Ka Khana )
 on 28 Jul 15 05:13 PM

chana dal halwa.. never before ate halwa made with chana dal.. only used to make savoury dal.. but this recipe was just amazing once made.. as i was roasting.. full house had become aromatic.. with the smell of ghee.. and had grainy texture.. and perfect sweetness.. i enjoyed making this recipe.. with 100% perfect taste.
Mock Almond Halwa
 on 03 Mar 13 09:51 PM

Bengal gram cooked in milk and sugar flavored with almond essence. The grainy soft mouth feel of the halwa is a stand out.