Friday, March 1, 2013

Chickpea/Channa Dal Halwa~~SNC Challenge

First day of every month, i know most of us will check our mails just to know wat we guys have to cook for a fantabulous SNC challenge. I was super thrilled to check my mails this morning and i was surprised to see two beautiful dishes, for the Southern team Kirti challenged us with a droolworthy and irresistible channadal halwa while Swasthi challenged the opposite Northern team with flavourful Hyderabadi dum briyani.

I can talk for hours about this beautiful event started by Divya Pramil of You Too Can Cook. The motto of this event is to exchange an Indian recipe between two teams. One team is Southern team (bloggers  born and brought in South India) and the another one team is Northern team (food bloggers born and brought in North India). Every first of a month, a blogger from each team will challenge a recipe from their origin and the opposite team have to cook the recipe challenged by the other team.

I have tasted this channadal halwa long back at one of my friend's potluck party and i still remember the taste of this smooth and droolworthy halwa. Am damn sure you cant stop urself just with few spoons of this halwa. Thanks Kriti, we just love it and am just enjoying this halwa loaded with beautiful flavours.Sending to my own event Cooking with Seeds-Dals.


1cup Channadal
3/4cup Ghee
3/4cup Sugar
2+1/2cups Milk
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
Few Almonds and melon seeds

Wash and soak the dal atleast for 3-4hours.

Pressure cook the dal with a cup of water upto 3 hisses, remove the excess of water and let it cool.

Mash gently the cooked dal to make a bit coase paste.

Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan, add the mashed dal and fry on medium flame until the raw smell of the dal goes off and a nice aroma comes out.

Add the milk and cook in high flame and cook again.

Finally add the cardamom powder,sugar along with chopped almonds,melon seeds and cook again for few more minutes.

Serve hot in a small bowl or spread this halwa in a greased plate and slice it you desire.



56 comments:

Priti S said... Reply To This Comment

It's been ages I ate or made this ....looks so yum and tempting

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said... Reply To This Comment

super sis , nice clicks..........

Kirti Choudhary said... Reply To This Comment

Nice stills :) btw its KIRTI actually ;)

thoushaltcook said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful color :)

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Nice Presentation, Looks Yumm..

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Very delicious halwa Priya...

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Aks you sure keep up your spirits to challenges, wish i had 10% on your energy to cook for myself :P lovely halwa... all your write up is giving me high hopes to try this dessert...you are a winner by yourself no doubt..

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

yummy sis:)super and you too enjoyed tis dessert:)

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and very delightful halwa. Loved it dear. Perfect and flavorful.

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

kalkitinga priya,looks yum...i love the presentation was hoping for some london trip prop....

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

always u r a kalakkal chef!! ...superb

Poornima Arun said... Reply To This Comment

TEMPTING SWEET.. really u r super fast

Jagruti said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and delecious Halwa

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Very delightful halwa Sis, nice clicks.

Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

Wow looks so perfect akka :) shapes romba alaga iruku... And epdi ipdi vegama seiringa? Awesome... :)
Lovely click!!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

super fast akka... n halwa looks so so tempting to try it immediately...

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Super Akka! Seeing your post only I came to know about this month's challenge.. Looks delicious and nice presentation... :)

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

super akka kalakuringa...looks colourfull...

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy n mouthwatering halwa dear,looks yummy!!
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Nabanita Das said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely lovely... super fast attempt.
Nice pic too...

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Gr8 recipe n totally new to me..looks delish

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

It's tempting me. Can have some.

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

super yummy dessert :-)

Subhie Arun said... Reply To This Comment

love d presentation dear..the color is so tempting n invitng!1

Ruxana Gafoor said... Reply To This Comment

lovely presentation & yummy too...

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

Tongue tickling halwa....

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

la présentation est superbe, bravo
bonne soirée

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, this looks absolutely divine. you are so quick and very cheerful in trying out new recipes. i love this attitude. thanks for the mention dear

PT said... Reply To This Comment

like its aroma :) nice presentation..

Priya Yallapantula said... Reply To This Comment

wow, love it, great pics.

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Love the sunshine color and yummy recipe.

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

I've not tasted halwa with channa dhal before but my husband loves asoka halwa made with mung dhal so must try this for him. Looks too tempting.

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy halwa...Very quick preparation...i wonder how u keep up with doing all this...

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious chanadal halwa looks perfect.

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

healthy n luking yummy..tempting colour..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Very well made. After seeing all your post, I am looking forward to making this delicious sweet :)

Krithi Karthi said... Reply To This Comment

Pics Kalakkal!

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Halwa looks very delicious priya...

Radhika@foodfor7stages said... Reply To This Comment

This is a great event to get to know the cuisines from both the regions. I am sure it will help us challenge ourselves to try new recipes.

Love this halwa, pinning it to my recipes to try.

radha said... Reply To This Comment

Never made this type of halwa before. Looks good too. Will try.

sowmya(creative saga) said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious..love the colour.l

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks fab ....so yum and beautiful

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Super fast in completing the challenge always :-), delicious n so tempting preparation, loved it...

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

Super love it. A very nice challenge too.

Shobana Navamani said... Reply To This Comment

Different recipe i never heard abt it i will surely try it

Rita Bose said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy halwa!! Wonderful snaps!!
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Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

J'ai mangé un gâteau lui ressemblant beaucoup préparé par des Bangladais appelé Halwa aussi. C'est absolument délicieux.
J'ai du channa Dal que j'avais acheté pour essayer la Halwa. Ta version est plus facile.
A tester vite.
A bientôt

Bames Kaur Pabla said... Reply To This Comment

Will try this tomorrow... seems really yummy yet simple to make :)

Gauri said... Reply To This Comment

I dont remember when i had this last.. love the clock on this one!

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting Priya...i would like to try...

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya can I beg you to hand over the plate of the halwa to me. Fab halwa. Love your presentation

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

Priya really amazed at your blogging spirit n energy level...great work! Halwa looks really delicious n tempting...nice presentation !

Hari Chandana P said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful halwa.. looks great :)

Jaleela Kamal said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy priya

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Priya I loved this recipe snapshot.
Maybe next week will try this.

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely shape nice dear.