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Chana Dal Halwa | Chana Dal Burfi

Chana Dal Halwa

Chana Dal Burfi / Halwa is a traditional North Indian sweet cooked during festival seasons. It is prepared using Chana Dhal, Ghee, Sugar, Milk and chopped Nuts. Prepared this recipe as a part of SNC Challenge.  Please check below for the detailed step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Chana Dal Halwa Recipe. 

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins 
Ready In: 50 mins 
Yields: 2 Servings
Chana Dal Halwa

Chana Dal | Kadala Paruppu            
1/2 Cup
1/2 Cup
1/4 Cup
Whole Milk
1.25 Cups
Cardamom Powder 
chopped Nuts of your choice
(Almond, Cashews, Raisins) 
1/4 Cup

  • Wash and soak chana dal for 3 hours. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
Chana Dal HalwaChana Dal Halwa

  •  Filter extra water. Mash the dal coarsely using spoon.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add dal to ghee. Cook till you get the fragrant smell and ghee separates from the pan.

  • Add 1/2 Cup of Milk and continuously stir till it dries out. Repeat the previous step again twice till all the milk is utilized. Add cardamom powder and sugar.Cook till sugar is dissolved.

  • check the sweetness. If needed, add more sugar and chopped nuts. Mix well. Serve hot at room temperature.Garnish with chopped nuts before serving.

  • To cut into desired shapes, grease a plate with ghee.Add this halwa and allow it to cool for 20 minutes. Cut into desired shapes.

Allow the sweet to cool down.  The sweet can be stored in fridge for a week. 


  1. yummy halwa,nicely presented.

    first time here.lovely blog.

  2. wow lovely explantions and yummy clicks dear :)

  3. Well done Nitya! It sounds and looks delicious!

  4. yummy , i like the first pic most............

  5. yummy halwa, well made... first time on your page... :)

  6. Love the cute little star you have cut out from the halwa! very nice idea for presentation and very good explanation as well!

  7. lovely presentation Nithya, such an inviting halwa, well done.

  8. Delicious click and well explained too :) wonderful job thanks for joining us :)

  9. Love teh star shaped halwa.Looks nice :)

  10. looks so delicious!!!! super tempting!!
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