Chana Dal Halwa ( Roz Ka Khana )


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A scrumptious dessert made from bengal gram and almonds.

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Makes 4 servings
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1 cup chana dal (split bengal gram)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 to 3 saffron (kesar) strands
1 drop almond essence
4 tbsp ghee

For The Garnish
4 tbsp chopped and almonds (badam)

  1. Clean, wash and soak the bengal gram for at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain the bengal gram and grind it in a food processor to a coarse paste.
  3. Heat the ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and add the bengal gram paste. Cook on a slow flame, while stirring continuously till it turns golden brown in colour.
  4. Add the milk, sugar,saffron and 1 cup of water and continue cooking on a slow flame till the sugar has dissolved (about 10 minutes), stirring continuously.
  5. Remove from the fire, add the almond essence and mix well.
  6. Garnish with the chopped almonds and serve hot.
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 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.