Thursday, March 14, 2013

Channadal halwa - Traditional Indian sweet from Lucknow

This post is for my first entry to SNC hosted by Divya pramil of "Youtoocancookindianfood". I have joined in the Southern team.


The challenge given to the southern team for the month of March is Chanadal halwa by Kirti of "Flavors from my kitchen"




 Off to the recipe now.

Ingredients:
Chanadal- 1 cup
Sugar- 1/2 cup (i added 1 cup though)
Milk- 2 1/2 cups(i used 2 cups)
Ghee- 3/4th cup
elaichi powder- a pinch
cashews,almonds-a few

Preparation:

                                   Soak chanadal in 2 cups of water for 3 hours.



                                  Drain the water and mash the dal or grind it once in a mixer.


Add ghee to a nonstick pan and roast the nuts till golden brown.


Remove the nuts onto a plate and add the chanadal mixture.


After the ghee is fully absorbed, add around 1/3th of the milk and keep stirring.


Keep stirring and when the milk is absorbed add the remaining milk in two batches.


Now add sugar and keep stirring.


Add dry fruits and keep stirring till u get halwa conssitency.


Transfer the halwa to a well greased plate and let it set for a while.


Mark the desired shapes and set it for some more time. 



Tastes when best when chilled.

:) :) :)

Linking this to the cooking with seeds event hosted by priya of priya's versatile recipes

Linking this to

Traditional Indian Sweets Event and Giveaway at Zesty South Indian kitchen . Swathi is organising this event/give away associated with 27coupons.com. 

Linking this to
hosted by chackoskitchen





34 comments:

  1. yummy halwa.. i've an award for u at my place.. pl pick it up.. :)

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    1. thankyou so much for considering me...

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  2. delicious halwa!!! looks so tempting
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - HITS - Diabetic Friendly
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    1. thankyou sowmya, thanks for visiting

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  3. yummy halwa dear :) i have been watching your recipes at lavanya's space.. loved them dear :) ..and congratz for winning dear :)

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    1. thankyou so much for visiting and encouraging me...your kind words definitely mean a lot to me...thankyou manjula, you are very innovative, i hav always wondered why you didnt start a blog

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  4. Well made dear..Nice and perfect halwa..Thanks for joining us hope you enjoyed making this and relishing it :)

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    1. definitely divya, very glad i joined the group, thankyou so much

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  5. Halwa looks Yummy !!! Nice presentation Dear :)
    ShrutiRasoi
    Today's Recipe
    Chiken Tikka

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    1. thanks shruti so sweet of you to encourage me

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  6. Welcome Sharanya! Well made.

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    1. You know Sharanya, after making the halwa I just checked back carefully if anybody had made variations.I followed the recipe and were not as expected. I am glad that you mentioned that you added 1 Cup of sugar to the recipe.

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    2. even i observed everyone mentioning half a cup of sugar, it wasnt sweet enough for me so i added another half a cup, glad u noticed it :)

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    1. thanq btw i referred to your post too before preparing the halwa

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  8. perfectly made and well explained dear...Glad to follow u :)

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  9. Wow that looks great.. Thnx for linking it up

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    1. thanq sumee, vl try to send another one too

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