Friday, 15 March 2013

Channa Dal Halwa / Burfi - SNC Challenge

Channa Dal Halwa / Burfi is a traditional Mughalai sweet.It is an aromatic sweet that is loaded with ghee, milk, channa dal, sugar and nuts. Its very popular in the Northern part of India. I have never tasted this before I made this today for South vs North challenge.Our friend and fellow blogger DivyaPramil from you too can cook indian food started this group.SNC(South vs North challenge) is a challenge between North and South indian teams. Based on our culinary expertise, we are either North team or South team.I belong to South team and I have to make the dish that the North team challenge us to make and vice versa for other team.This month challenge by the North team is hosted by Kirti of Flavors From My Kitchen and the challenge is to make Channa Dal Halwa / Burfi and Swasthi challenged the North team with Flavourful Hyderabadi dum briyani.

This recipe was totally new to me and thanks to Divya and Kirti for giving us a platform to learn new recipes of Indian origin.So here's goes my entry to this month's challenge.

Ingredients :

Channa Dal / Kadalai Parupu
1 cup
Milk
2 cups
Ghee
¾ cup
Sugar
½ cup
Cardamom Powder / Elachi
¼ tsp
Nuts Chopped(Almond,cashew)
2 tbsp



Steps 


  • Wash and soak Channa dal for 4 hours, then pressure cook it with 2 cups of water for 3 whistles.

  • Once done allow the pressure to cool down, drain excess water and mash it to a coarse paste using spatula/spoon.

  • Now heat ghee in heavy bottom pan add mashed channa dal and cook in medium heat.Keep stirring for 15-20 mins by this time raw smell will vanish and nutty aroma will spread around.Also you will able to see ghee at edges separating with dal.

  • After that, add ½ cup milk and stir well and cook in medium heat, once the milk get abosrbed by the dal, again add 1/2cup milk, pinch of food color if u want, then keep stirring until it get absorbed and repeat the same untill all milk used and the halwa turns thick and start rolling.

  • Finally mix cardamom powder,sugar with chopped almonds and fry on high heat for another 5 minutes.

  • Once starts leaving the sides of the pan pour into the greased tray, spread some chopped nuts on the plate.

  • Allow it to cool and check if it hardens, if it does then the consistency is correct.When it is warm cut into desired shapes with a greased knife,transfer in air-tight container and store in fridge

                        Linking this recipe to SNC Challenge hosted my Divya Pramil


                               






33 comments:

  1. wow super halwa dear... the color of halwa appealing n yummy...:)

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  2. Yummy halwa, even its new for me too,thank god i joined SNC, so that we had a chance to enjoy this halwa, well done Sis, love to have a huge spoon of this halwa.

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  3. Yum halwa dear, looks superb and perfectly done :) love all your clicks, yellow flower super

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  4. Its true we are learning new recipes , nice clicks , i like the first pic most.........

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  5. delicious clicks... so yummy and so delicious!!!
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  6. Lovely clicks.. Halwa looks cute :)

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  7. hi Saranya...halwa luks lovely and nice detiled write up..happily following ur space..

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  8. Beautiful Halwa and you have presented it really well! Awesome :)

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  9. LOOKS YUMMY..AND NICE CLICK TOO.

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  10. Delicious halwa...happy to follow u..
    do visit and join my space in your free time..
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  11. looks so yummy n delicious halwa...

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  12. delicious!!!looks refreshing :)lovely click.

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  13. halwa looks so delicious n tempting...liked ur pictorials, well done dear!

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  14. Well explained and well done!

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  15. Lovely!! the halwa is perfect and I love the color!
    today's

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  16. Lovely clicks.. Halwa looks delicious

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  17. Never knew there is a halwa with Channa dal! You have explained it so well Saranya. Love the pics :)

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  18. well done dear .. yummy halwa :) and nice presentation

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  19. Hello Saranya, first time here, nice space. I have a liebster nomination waiting for you at my blog, check it out here http://sattvaa.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award-recognition.html

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  20. beautiful presentation saranya :) well made..

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  21. i would love to try this out...yummy recipe

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  22. nice presentation and yummy halwa and glad to follow you
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  23. looks yummy...very good presentation and good effort....i also joined in SNC challenge so that i can cook different dishes as well as to get good friends like you......

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  24. Delicious Chana Dal halwa.
    Tc,
    Humi

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  25. wow.. Awsesome clicks .. Halwa looks yummy

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  26. wow looks delicious
    http://cookbookjaleela.blogspot.ae/2013/03/bengal-gramchanna-dhal-halwa-snc-6.html

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