Chana dal halwa

chana dal halwa

Chana dal halwa is an Indian sweet dish prepared from bengalgram/chana dal, jaggery, ghee and cardamom powder and garnished with chopped nuts.  It is a delicious dessert which can be relished on special occasions.

Ingredients

  • Split chana dal/bengal gram - 1 cup
  • Grated jaggery - 1 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom/elaichi powder - 1/4 teaspoo
  • Ghee - 2 tablespoons
  • Almonds for garnishing

Method

Step 1

HOW TO MAKE CHANA DAL HALWA RECIPE Wash and soak chana dal for 3 to 4 hours. Pressure cook the chana dal with 2 cups of water upto 3 whistles.

Step 2

Once the pressure cools down, drain the excess water from the chana dal. Grind the chana dal alongwith grated jaggery and coconut to a thick paste without adding water. Remove the mixture in a separate bowl.

Step 3

Heat ghee in a pan on a medium flame. Add the chana dal mixture and cook for 10 to 15 minutes on a medium flame. Keep stirring till the halwa becomes thick and leaves the sides of the pan.

Step 4

Add cardamom powder and mix well. Switch off the flame.

Step 5

Garnish with nuts and serve warm.

Step 6

NOTES: You can also use sugar instead of jaggery. Continuous stirring on a low to medium flame, is important to prevent the mixture sticking to the pan. To prevent sticking, you can use non stick pan to cook.

 

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