Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Channa Dal Halwa / Kadala Paruppu Halwa

This is really a very delicious halwa. I didnt expect that this halwa would turn out this much good. When i made this halwa and gave to my family members, they were asking whether this is almond halwa.... ha ha ha.. nobody believed it, it is made of the channa dal/kadalai paruppu. After i showed the step wise pictures only even my hubby believed... I am very happy and proud to join the group SNC started by Divya of You too can cook Indian Food and realise now, that I should have joined it before itself. Missed many delicious recipes... wahhh. Though I prepared this halwa in the first week of March itself, but now only, found time to post it. Now I am really waiting for the next exciting challenge.

  • Channa dal / Kadalai paruppu – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Khoya – 1 cup
  • Cardamon Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Saffron strands - a pinch (optional)
  • Nuts like, cashews, almonds, pistas – few
  • Raisins – few
  • Ghee – 4 tsp


  • Wash and Soak channa dal for 2 hrs.
  • Filter the water and drain completely.
  • Grind the channa dal with cardamom powder in a food processor or mixer grinder and make a powder. ( little coarse should be ok).
  • In a non stick wok, add the 4 tsp ghee first and add the powdered channa dal and star stirring.
  • To this add the sugar and grated khoya.
  • Keep on stirring, until it thickens.
  • Add the saffron strands.
  • Add the fried, cashews and raisins, and almonds.
  • Grease a plate with ghee, and transfer the content and allow to cool.
  • Delicious halwa is ready.

Linking this recipe to SNC Challenge hosted my Divya Pramil

40 lovely comments:

Vidya Chandrahas

Yummy favorite..neat presentation.

Rafeeda AR

looks really yummy... i'm planning to make this over the weekend... :)

Medley of Many Things

That is just lovely. Very tempting halwa, indeed. I think the addition of Khoya makes it all the more yummier.

Sanoli Ghosh

yummilicious halwa, looks very tempting dear.

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Asiya Omar

Wow! this looks amazing Akila..


neatly presented.Love the addition of looks so yummy,tempted to prepare as u have added only little ghee.

Divya Shivaraman

so rich and completely drooling


Your clicks were too tempting had to hop to see the post, very well made with attractive clicks.


Well done

Divya A

Wow what a beautiful texture and loveliest clicks..Looks so pleasing and appetizing :) Well done dear, thanks for joining us :)

Priya Anandakumar

Nice and lovely Halwa, it is mouth watering. Thanks for sharing.


VEry tempting halwa, have tasted this only at weddings, thanks for the recipe.


looks beautiful..

My World My Home

SooƓooooooo tempting...... Super delicious...


Akila I am glad you posted a different version of the recipe.
The sugar proportion sounds correct.
It looks delicious too!

Ruxana Gafoor

wow yummy dear..


wow yummy halwa and well explianed dear :) love those clicks :)


Nice clicks.. Yummy looking halwa :)


Very nice clicks dear

Hari Chandana

very very tempting halwa.. Yummy !!


Stunning pictures, and beautiful lay out. The halwa looks good enough to die for. Excellent, excellent post.


this looks absolutely gorgeous...

Jeyashris Kitchen

Craving for some right now,feel like taking this from the screen. nicely presented


Looks Yummy.. Nice presentation..


halwva looks very yummy...nice clicks....

Priya Suresh

Halwa looks simply divine,love to have some spoons rite now.

Santosh Bangar

gr8 recipe

pepper bowl

Awsome clicks...Halwa is oozing out of the screen..

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Prathima Rao

Soft & yummy-licious halwa...
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Rumana Rawat

Wow!!! What a beautiful looking halwa and nice click too...


this looks very delicious.


Delicious halwa and nice presentation..

Vimitha Durai

Halwa looks so tempting dear
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Love2cook Malaysia

The close-up pic makes me feel like grabbing your halwa dear. Great preparation! :)


The halwa texture is simply awesome..

Malar Gandhi

Extraordinary presentation...lovely halwa.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks

lovely click and neat simple write up..happily following u, Akila!


Looks delicious


very tempting and mouthwatering..especially clicks are awesome...Keep it up..

Shanthi Krishnakumar

Looks like badam halwa. The texture has come out perfect

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