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lentil mainChane ki dal ka halwa/ gram lentil pudding is scrumptious dessert. In Pakistan this is very famous in all age groups. I remember when i was a small kid ,on 15 Shaban (shab e barat) along with other halwas my mother used to make this one as well.
Distributing halwa in neighborhood was a fun activity for me as a child 🙂


Chane ki dal/ gram lentil1/2 kg
Sugar1 and 3/4 cups or to taste
Ghee1 and 1/2 cups
Khoya/ milk powder1 cup
Nutsas needed


  • Wash gram lentil and soak it in water for 1 hour.
  • Boil it and drain water. Grind it till paste forms.
  • Now in a pot add ghee/butter and cardamom , let it crackle and add paste of gram lentil.
  • Add sugar also and stir this constantly till ghee start to separate.
  • Add khoya or powder milk and stir well.
  • As soon as ghee separates add nuts and spread this mixture on a greased tray.
  • With spatula or flat spoon even the surface an cut shapes of your choice.
  • Let it cool completely and with knife separate them.

lentol dd

  • You can follow this technique too, after boiling lentil grind it and in ghee roast it, in separate pan add ghee and cardamom.
  • Let it crackle and add sugar and 1/2 cup water as soon as sugar melts add lentil and stir constantly.
  • Now stir it till ghee separates, add nuts and spread on tray and cut shapes.

lentil d1

6 Responses

  1. Any idea of how much milk we should use to boil lentil or if we use water approximately how many cups. Also 1/2 kg daal is how many cups.also for powder milk cam we use everyday tea whitener .

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