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:

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

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  2. Nice stills :) btw its KIRTI actually ;)

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  3. Nice Presentation, Looks Yumm..

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  4. Very delicious halwa Priya...

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  5. 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..

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

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

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

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

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  10. TEMPTING SWEET.. really u r super fast

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  11. Very delightful halwa Sis, nice clicks.

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

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

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

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  15. super akka kalakuringa...looks colourfull...

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

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  17. Gr8 recipe n totally new to me..looks delish

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  18. It's tempting me. Can have some.

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

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  20. lovely presentation & yummy too...

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  21. la présentation est superbe, bravo
    bonne soirée

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  22. 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

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  23. like its aroma :) nice presentation..

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  24. Love the sunshine color and yummy recipe.

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  25. 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.

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

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  27. Delicious chanadal halwa looks perfect.

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  28. healthy n luking yummy..tempting colour..

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

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  30. Halwa looks very delicious priya...

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  31. 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.

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

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  33. Looks fab ....so yum and beautiful

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

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  35. Super love it. A very nice challenge too.

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

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  37. Yummy halwa!! Wonderful snaps!!
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  38. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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