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Shab-E-Barat Special: Chana Daal Halwa

Last Updated: Friday, August 7, 2009 - 09:21

Smita Mishra

The celebrations of Shab-E-Barat are incomplete without sweets and delicacies. Treat your family and friends with this delicious halwa.


1 cup channa dal

1 cups sugar

1 cup khoya

50 g pistachios

20 cardamom`s seeds, crushed

50 g almonds

1\12 cup ghee


Drain the soaked daal and wash well. Place it in a saucepan, add water and boil until tender.

The grind it into a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a heavy- bottomed saucepan. Add cardamom seeds.

Add lentil, sugar and khoya and stir continuously, fry the mixture until ghee is first absorbed by lentil and then released.

The halva is ready when ghee begins to separate and color changes to brown. Serve hot or cold.

It can also be stored for a number of days.

First Published: Friday, August 7, 2009 - 09:21
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