“It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.”
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Saturday, 8 September 2012
Channay Ki Daal Halwa ( Gram Lentil sweet dish)
This is a very tasty Halwa usually made in the
cold days of winter. A must sweet dish on many occasions.
You just have to have strong arms to make this,
as it’s a lot of stirring and bhooning:
You can make it as a soft halwa or even make is
in pieces, I like it in pieces. It stays good long if you keep it in tin box.
So this is what you need for it:
1 1/2 cups Gram Lentils or Chane Ki Daal
(soaked overnight or soaked in hot water for
2-3 hrs) 1 cup Sugar or to taste more…. 1 1/2 cups Milk Powder – (I used Nido) 3-4 Small Cardamoms 1/2 cup Oil - first round 1/2 cup Oil - 2nd round
*Wash gram lentils and soak them in hot water for 2-3
hours. Or Soak it overnight :) *In a heavy pan, boil the lentils till water dries and
lentils are tender. *Grind the lentils in a food processor till smooth paste
is formed. In a wok heat 1/2 cup oil on medium heat and then add
*When they start to pop up, add the lentil
paste. Stir till fragrant. *Add sugar and mix well. Lower the heat and stir for
about 10-12 minutes. *Add milk powder a little at a time, making sure no
lumps form. *Add the 2nd half cup oil. *Stir well till oil separates on the sides. *Spread halwa in a tray and leave to cool. *Sprinkle with chopped nuts and press in a little. After it cools, cut into
squares or diamonds and serve. TIP: You know it's done when it's kind a like doughy
texture and crumbly.