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Chana Dal Halwa

Delicious chana dal halwa made in less than 30 to 35 mins. The taste is heavenly and it is super healthy for you.
3 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Deserts
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 servings


  • Chana Dal / Kadalai Paruppu - ½ cup
  • Ghee - ¼ cup
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Sugar - ¾ cup to 1 cup
  • Cardamom Powder - ½ tsp
  • Saffron a pinch
  • Food Colouring a pinch
  • Nuts of your choice as needed


  • Wash and soak chana dal for 4 to 5 hours. Drain it and add it to a blender. Puree till blended without adding water.
  • Heat ghee in a nonstick pan, add chana dal and keep mixing so no lumps are formed. Cook till it gets nice and golden, it will take 14 to 15 mins.
  • Add in water and milk and mix well. Cook till it thickens.
  • Add sugar and mix well. Cook till thickens and ghee leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Add in cardamom powder, saffron and food colour. Mix well.
  • Serve garnished with nuts.
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