Recipe: Chana Dal Halwa

The Indians love it, the Pakistanis adore it. Made of Bengal gram this halwa is a favourite of the subcontinent and is specially made during festivals and celebrations. Try out this easy to make Chana Dal Halwa recipe.


250 gms Chana dal
150 gms Ghee
250 gms Sugar
1/2 cup dried coconut chopped
1/4 cup almond blanched and chopped
1/4 cup Cashew nut chopped
1/4 cup Walnut chopped
1/4 cup Pistachio chopped


Wash the chana dal and soak in water for two hours and then boil.
Keep aside till it cools.
Make a fine paste.
Put sugar in a pot, add a little water and boil to make thick sugar syrup.
Heat ghee in a kadhai. Add chana dal paste and stir-fry.
When the ghee starts separating from the mixture, add sugar syrup and mix well.
Make a thick mixture of paste.
Now add the nuts.
Serve hot.