Thursday, June 6, 2013

Chanay Ki Dal Ka Halwa چنے کی دال کا حلوہ चना दाल हलवा

Chanay Ki Dal Ka Halwa is a very popular halwa dessert made from chickpea dal. Tonight is Shab-e-Miraj when Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him visited Allah on seventh sky. Here in Pakistan and India in the next month of Shaban, Muslim cooks dessert like Chanay Ki Dal Ka Halwa, Suji Ka Halwa and many other sweet dishes. So I am posting here the recipe of Chany Ki Dal Ka Halwa on the holy night of Shab-eMiraj  for the Shab-e-Barat, celebrated on 15th of Shaban,  the Muslim Calender Month before Ramadan when peoples are Cooking Dessert Dished and sharing with their neighbours and relatives.
I dedicate my this recipe to my mother in law Mrs Fahmida Begum, who send each years this halwa to her daughter (my wife) regularly on Shab-e-Barat.

Chanay Ki Dal Ka Halwa    چنے کی دال کا حلوہ

  • Chanay Ki Dal (Chickpea Dal)  2/3 kg (3 pao)
  • Sugar  1/2 kg
  • Ghee 1/2 kg
  • Cardamom green cracked 5-6
  • Raisins 1 tablespoon
  • Pistachio chopped 1 tablespoon
  • Almonds chopped 1 tablespoon


  • Wash and soak dal for 2 hours. 
  • Boil soaked dal in enough water.  Drain, cool and keep aside.
  • Then grind the boiled dal to a fine texture.
  • Now roast the grinded dal in a pan on medium flame to evaporate excess water. 
  • Now in another pan melt ghee, add cardamoms and fry for 1-2 minute.
  • یعنی الائچی ڈال کر کڑکڑا لیں
  • Add sugar  and 1 cup water and with constant stirring make thick sugary syrup.
  • At this stage add roasted dal and nuts , mix quickly and stirr quickly, 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove in a pre-glazed platter (Thaal).
  • پہلے سے تیل لگے تھال میں نکال لیں
  • Cool and cut into pieces of your desired shape.
  • Delicious Chanay Ki Dal Ka Halwa is ready.
  • Enjoy and Distribute among neighbours and relatives.

Simplified Procedure:
  • The above mentioned procedure can be made easy by reducing Dal quantity to 1/2 kg and in procedure after melting and adding cardamom you can add roasted dal and continue to cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Then add sugar and nuts and stirr fast.
  • Remove in pre-glazed thall and cool and cut in desired shape.