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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chana Dal Halwa| Chana Dal Burfi

Today I am posting a dessert recipe, Chana dal burfi. It is a fudge made with split chickpeas. I had 3 reasons to make a dessert today.  One reason is Holi, the other reason is its Panguni Uthram, my late grandpa's birthday and then today we had report card conference and Thaara made us very proud. I tried this dessert and it came out really well and everyone at home really enjoyed it. 

Dear Friends, Readers and Fellow  bloggers,

Happy  Holi to you all!!

chana dal burfi, chana dal halwa
Recipe Source : Kirti Chaudhary

What are the ingredients needed?

Chana dhal/ Kadalai paruppu/ split chickpeas, 1 cup
Ghee, 1/2 cup
Milk, 2 cups
Sugar, 1/2 cup
Cardamom, 3-4 nos. 
Cashews/ Almonds/Pistachios, as needed
Food color as needed

Chana Dal Halwa recipe

How it is made?
  1. Soak chana dal for atleast 4 hours.
  2. Remove the skin of the cardamom and powder the seeds with a tablespoon of sugar and keep it aside.
  3. Fry cashew nuts in a ghee and keep them ready.
  4. Drain the excess water and pressure cook the soaked dal with a cup of water till its done.
  5. Then with a wooden spoon/spatula, mash the dal.
  6. Heat ghee in a pan, add the mashed dal and fry for 10-12 minutes till the raw smell disappears. Keep stirring. 
  7. Then add half cup of milk and continue to stir, till the milk is absorbed well and then add another half cup milk and repeat the process till  all the milk is used.
  8. Now add the sugar and continue to stir, till it melts and blends well with  the mixture.
  9. Continue to stir until the halwa is ready. To check the doneness, when you touch and roll the halwa, it should be no longer sticky.
  10. Then add the powdered cardamom and fried cashews and mix well.
  11. Now you can serve it as is as halwa. If you want to serve it as burfi, then grease the tray with ghee and pour the mixture and slice it and serve.
Chana Dal Halwa Recipe

  • You can mash the dal in a blender too. But the paste has to be coarse, not a smooth mixture.
  • I would suggest using a heavy bottomed pan or non stick pan for making this dish.
  • I have added edible color to the halwa to make it look attractive. You can omit it too.
  • The Halwa needs continues stirring. It  took around 40 minutes in the stove for me and I was constantly stirring to avoid the halwa burn in the bottom.
  • Add milk little by little, dont add them all at once.
  • I made them as burfi and served them. You can serve as halwa too.
  • You can use nuts of your choice. I used cashews and for garnishing the burfi used pistachios.
Chana Dal halwa recipe


  1. beautiful clicks dear! lovely recipe as well...

  2. Chana dal halwa looks great Divya...

  3. yummy looking halwa/burfi dear :) nice clicks ..

  4. Delicious and yummy barfi !!

  5. Yummy halwa.. Good Presentation

  6. very yummy n perfect burfi akka... Neat presentation as always... love it... Happy Holi...

  7. looks yummy and nice colour...will post my SNC challenge recipe today...

  8. Yummilicious halwa Divya akka well made, lovely presentation..Good that you remembered your great grandfather's bday, I dont even remember my grandpa's bday ;) So sweet :) Hope you enjoyed the sweet :)

  9. looks so moist and soft.nice clicks

  10. Awesome clicks.. Perfect looking halwa :)

  11. Wow!! burfi looks so perfect nice click......

  12. yummy halwa dear,wel made...lovely clicks...

  13. Looks so tempting and yummy !!! Love the clicks :)

  14. look fantastic.. simply superb... amazing clicks...

  15. wow ur barfi has come out very good
    and u changed ur template
    i was wondering wher i hv reached

  16. Delicious burfi,luks tempting...

  17. Omg, you remember ur grandpa's birthday, congrats and my kisses to Thaara dear..Love that mild pink colour halwa sis, prefect square and inviting.

  18. beautiful clicks Divya..beautiful halwa too..

  19. Yummy halwa,beautiful presentation :)

  20. wow beautiful dessert and looks so perfectly baked, looks like a sweet occasion to celebrate :) congrats to pretty Thaara

  21. The halwa looks so beautiful with that lovely pink color..

  22. It looks so beautiful n nice colour!!

  23. beautiful presentation dear.. like that muttu mani :)

  24. Nice burfi Divya, loved the clicks, I am yet to make this

  25. Nice presentation... looks really yummy...

  26. That's a beautiful work, there. Yum yum, lovely addition of color...nice presentation, too.

  27. Halwa looks great dear,love the color.

  28. Very different barfi .. never tasted it.
    Looks delicious and well presented.

  29. Very different looks of barfi, as u used food colour. Lovely effort and looks too delicious.

  30. Never ever heard of if before but I will try this


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