Tuesday 26 March 2013

Chana Daal Halwa ( The SNC Challenge - Mar 2013)

Hi friends ,

At last I could complete my March SNC challenge , i. e. Chana daal halwa which was given by Kirti  of the Northern team.Ever since this challenge group was formed by Divya  of You too Can Cook Indian Food ,
I had been eagerly wanting to join it, but due to some other personal priorities always kept on postponing the idea of being a part of this lovely group.

But now finally  I am able to be  the part of this lovely event. In future as and when I get time would love to try out some of the challenges met by members for the previous months  as they are too good to skip.

Now about the Chana daal Halwa ; frankly speaking till I read this challenge I didnt know about this recipe. I only had been a fan of Marwari Moong Daal ka halwa. But trust me this chana daal halwa was equally delicious and is quite easy to prepare too, thanks to the detailed instructions provided by Kirti. I have followed her instructions fully and the result was too good.

Ingredients :

1 cup....................chana daal
3/4 cup ...............ghee
3/4 cup .................sugar
2 and 1/2 cup..........milk
1 tbsp.................cardamom powder
1 tbsp...............almond slivers
1 tsp................pistachio slivers
4 to 5 ...............saffron strands

Method :

Soak Chana dall in water for 2 to 3 hours and pressure cook it for 2 whistles or till just done.
Smash it with a spoon , taking care not to make it into very smooth paste.
Heat ghee in a non stick pan and add the mashed daal.
Keep on high flame and go on continuously stirring.
Within 5 to 6 minutes the daal will give out a beautiful aroma and ghee will start separating.
Slightly dry roast the saffron for a minute and dissove it in 1 tbsp hot milk.
Mix this milk to the remaining milk.
Now add 1/2 cup milk and again stir the daal continuously till the milk is absorbed and ghee separates.
Continue adding 1/2 cup milk and repeat the the procedure in above line till all the milk is over.
Now add sugar and cook till the halwa is done.
This hardly takes 4 to 5 minutes.
Add cardamon powder, and serve garnished with almonds and pistachios.

Also linking my entry for these events :

sumeesculinary kids-delight


lets-cook-for-kids at simplysensaionalfood

  jagrutis event  know-your-dairy-series-ghee

my-event-spotlight  hosted by cuisinedelights 15th april

celebrate-easter-event of jagrutidhanecha


  1. Delicious yummy halwa Love it.

  2. well made nayana.....................

  3. Hi nayna ur halwa looks yummy

  4. Well made dear :) Happy that you joined us...hope u enjoyed making this dish dear :)

    1. Yes Divya ,

      I too am very happy to be a member of your group. Wanted to join long back , but then better late than never. So here I am and enjoying it all very much.


  5. Delicious looking Halwa. This is the exact color of the Chana dal halwa.

  6. Halwa look delicious and perfect in color
    Thanks for linking with my event


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