9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Chickpea Halwa / Channa Dal Halwa

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chickpea Halwa / Channa Dal Halwa

The word halwa can make some people drool.. It is smooth, silky and is sinfully delicious with loads of ghee and sugar.. This halwa is no exception. This is the first time I making it and it tasted so awesome. It can be called the cousin of badam halwa for its consistency and taste. Thanks to Kirti for choosing this delicious recipe for the SNC Challenge which is the brain child of Divya. This recipe is from kirti’s mom.

Kadalai Parupu / Channa Dal - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 6 table spoons
Milk - 1 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Edible Camphor - A pinch (optional)
Water - 1 cup
Nutmeg - a few grates
Almonds (chopped) - 2 table spoons
MethodSoak the dal in water for 4 hours
Drain the water and add a cup of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles and around 3 minutes on simmer. It should be well done, but not mushy
Drain any excess water and allow it to cool
Grind / mash to a coarse paste and set aside
Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan and add the mashed dal and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes stirring continuously. After 15 minutes, you will see the ghee separating and the nutty aroma all around..
Add 1/4 cup milk and stir continuously until all milk is absorbed. Repeat similarly in 1/4 cup batches until all milk are done.
Add sugar, almonds, cardamom powder, few grates of nutmeg, edible camphor and cook on high heat for 3 to 5 minutes until it comes to halwa consistency. You can cook it little longer and transfer to a greased plate and make small pieces out of it to make barfi
Remove from heat and garnish with chopped almonds and serve hot!!!
Points to note
Do not add all milk at once as it will make the halwa soggy. Add it in stages.
I halved the recipe and it was a perfect for our family of 2 and 1 little one.
Sending this to my own event – Anniversary event,  What is with my Cuppa, Nupur’s page, Cook Like a Celebrity Chef, Foodabulous, Holi, CupoNation, Let's Cook for Kids, Kid’s delight, Chacko's kitchen, WTML, Gayathri's page, Bookmarked Recipes, Know Your Dairy - Ghee, Jagruti's page, Holi, Celebrate Series,


  1. Halwa has come out perfectly Sowmya.. Looks yummy.. Nicely presented.. :)

  2. OMG ! What a perfect halwa... Moutwatering here...

  3. halwa looks really good Sowmya! i like how you called it the cousin of Badam halwa! I am yet to make it..tempting :)

  4. Delicious and mouthwatering halwa.

  5. yummy halwa and perfectly made:)sis:)super:)

  6. fantastic treat,perfectly made like a pro,love to have some.

  7. It's 2am here n your Halwa pics really tempting me n my mouth waters ;) U have made it do well n inviting pics!

  8. its very delicious look Sowmya... very tempting n drooling here...

  9. very delicious and awesome looking halwa...love it

  10. This halwa lookd delicious and mouthwatering.Thankyou for sending it to lets cook for kids event. Please can you link the event url here as this is mandatory requirement for entry.

  11. Sounds new to me and very tempting too!

  12. /looks mothwatering..its color reminds me badam halwa :)

  13. Soumya, the texture looks perfect!

  14. Delicious and mouthwatering halwa.....tempting.

  15. Very smooth and rich looking halwa,well done sowmya.

  16. Beautiful pictures!!!! Lovely color too.

  17. halwa looks heavenly and awesome presentation dear :)

  18. Tempting halwa...
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  19. yummy and delicious .color is attractive. see at my blog

  20. Please change the event name it should be to Lets cook for Kids not Kid friendly.Thankyou

  21. Nice color of halwa.! Who would have thought, halwa from chickpeas.. Looks so yumm

  22. Yummy halwa dear. Happy to follow u. Lets keep in touch.

  23. Wow... Look awesome and check the rules of giveaway

  24. looks so delicious and pretty colour....
    thanks for sharing with the event...

  25. This is new to me!! What an interesting recipe with the bright colour!!

  26. lovely recipe..my favorite..looks tempting..

  27. ohh this one looks so mouthwatering and thanks for linking this to the event.

  28. The Bookmarked Recipes roundup is live, thanks for adding your lovely dishes :)


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