Sunday, 27 December 2009

Chana daal halwa/ Daal ka meetha

As kids, we used to eagerly wait for Eid..because that was when my mom always made this yummy halwa. It was one of my favourite desserts and it still is. Though its a bit time consuming and some hard work (stirring continuously) but believe me the outcome is very delicious and yummy. My mom used to use Khoya/ mawa for this dessert..but as I don't get it here, I always substitute it with condensed milk . So, here goes the recipes for this yummy dessert..

CHANA DAAL HALWA

Ingredients:
3 cups of Chana dal,

2 cups of milk,
1-1 1/2 cups of sugar,
250 grams of condensed milk,
few saffron strands,
1pinch of cardamom powder,
1 tbsp of chopped cashews,
1 tbsp of raisins,
1 tbsp of slivered and
2 tbsp of ghee.

Method:
Wash the chana daal and cook boil them and cook till they become soft or for quick method, pressure cook the daal till soft. After it cools, grind the chana daal with the milk to a smooth paste in a mixer. In a non-stick pot, put the grinded dal, add the sugar and and cook on a low flame stirring continuously for around 30-40 minutes or until the halwa has become almost thick in consistency.Add the condensed milk, cardamom powder and saffron strands . In another pan, heat the ghee and add the chopped dry fruits and saute for few minutes and add this to the halwa. Let cool and garnish with more almonds and saffron strands.


This halwa is on its way to JFI- Saffron guest hosted by DK of Chef In You and to MLLA- 18 guest hosted by Srivalli the event started by Susan.

26 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow yummy

sangeeta said...

yummy halwa...i have fond memories of a chana dal halwa too ..our version is made without milk but a lot of ghee..n is a bit dry..
the picture looks awesome!!

BangaloreBaker said...

Looks yum.

Gulmohar said...

looks delicious ...nice click too :-)

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks very very pretty!

Rahin said...

oh reminds me of home .... looks perfect

Priya said...

Woww such a fantastic halwa, looks tremendous..

prasu said...

wow..............yummy yummmm halwa dear.

Katy ~ said...

Faiza Ali, I am trying to understand what chana dal is. I must be having a stupid spell (grins) because the google definitions really don't answer the question for me. I see chana dal being described as dried chickpeas, is that right? Or is really something else and folks here are just substituting dried chickpeas?

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Looks interesting....When do we add the condensed milk?

Nostalgia said...

Looks very good...time well spent

Sanghi said...

Yummy halwa.. tempting da!

Tina said...

Its a new recipe to me....Looks delicious and tempting...

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!quite new and interesting...looks yummy!!

priya said...

Yummy halwa, dear!!!...I am so hungry now and i just wanna grab tht bowl of halwa and finish it in no time!

அண்ணாமலையான் said...

time eating... bt ymmmy one

AshKuku said...

A new halwa on the menu..... Different..... Not only well prepared well captured too...to bring out the esence of its.....
'Worth the effort'...factor....

Happy Celebrations!!!!

Wishing You & your family a very happy year ahead....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Faiza
This is great!! I love chana dal halwa, so far I have been buying and eating.Now with your great recipe I will make and attempt. I love sweets and diabetes hasn't yet knocked at my door..so :-)
Happy New year

Peanutts said...

yumm that looks so smooth and creamy.

Faiza Ali said...

Thanks ladies for your lovely comments..
@ Katy- Katy , Chana Dal is also know as split bengal gram in India...You will find it in Indian stores, Its not dried chickpeas, I mean not garbanzo beans..but its the split dark brown chickpeas. Ho[e I have answered your question :)

@ Sailaja- Oh Sorry dear, i forgot to write about the condensed milk. But, i have updated the post with it.

Katy said...

Faiza Ali, thank you for your answer. I am so interested in this recipe, that I am going to see if I can mail order the chana dal. I want to try new foods for 2010 (new to me, grins, as I am that stodgy New England Yankee) and you are among those who have provided me with much inspiration and recipes. Thank you for your good works and kind heart!

Parita said...

Looks delicious!

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

Never tried anything like this. Great picture.

Have a very happy new year!

my kitchen said...

Halwa looks Tempting & yummy

Srivalli said...

Looks great thanks for sending it..

sadaf husni said...

looks delicious... reminds me of my granny... is milk necessary cuz my hubby hates milk sweets... can we add water instead of milk. and if we add milk , will we get the smell of milk???

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