Chanay ki Daal ka Halwa

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Traditional dessert made using chane ki daal with a hint of elaichi and garnished with pistachios and almonds.
  • PREP TIME: 120 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 180 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 8 persons
Chanay ki Daal ka Halwa


  • Gram Lentil (Chane ki Daal) ½ kg
  • Milk 1 liter
  • Ghee 250 grams
  • Small Cardamom 6
  • Sugar ½ kg
  • Khoya 250 grams
  • Finely Chopped Almonds 50 grams
  • Finely Chopped Pistachio 50 grams


  • 1. First of all soak ½ kg chane ki daal in water. Soak for a couple of hours or overnight.
  • 2. Boil chane ki daal with milk.
  • 3. Cook until tender. Set aside.
  • 4. Grind smoothly.
  • 5. Heat ghee in a big pot. Add cardamom and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • 6. Add ground chane ki daal with sugar.
  • 7. Cook till oil comes on top. Keep stirring every few minutes – the more the halwa is bhunafied the better it tastes.
  • 8. Once oil comes on top, then add khoya, chopped nuts and cook for a few minutes.
  • 9. Chane ki Daal ka Halwa is ready to serve – can be served at room temperature or hot.


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