Chana Dal Halwa

Split Bengal gram cooked with jaggery, desiccated coconut, poppy seeds and cashewnuts in ghee to make a delicious halwa. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Chana Dal Halwa

Main Ingredients Split Bengal gram (chana dal), Ghee
Cuisine Indian
Course Mithais
Prep Time 2-2.30 hour
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Chana Dal Halwa

  • 1½ cups Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked for 2 hours and cooked
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 20 Cashewnuts
  • 2 tablespoons Raisins
  • ½ cup Desiccated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto)
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 2 cups Jaggery (gur) grated


  1. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cashewnuts and sauté till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside.
  2. Add raisins to the same pan and sauté for 1 minute. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside.
  3. Grind together coconut and poppy seeds to a fine powder.
  4. Add cloves and cooked Bengal gram to the same pan. Add 4 cups of water, ground powder and mix well. Cook till the mixture comes to a boil.
  5. Add jaggery and keep stirring till it melts.
  6. Serve hot garnished with cashewnuts and raisins.