How to Make Chanay Ki Daal Ka Halwa Recipe

Chana Dal Halwa Pakistani Recipe in Urdu

Chanay Ki Daal (Split Gram Lentil) is an everyday used food item in Pakistan. Other than making it's curry (salan), it can also be used to make a sweet halwa. Chanay Ki Daal halwa is a very tasteful, delicious and easy to cook halwa at home. Women of Pakistan often prefer this halwa over other types of halwa recipes in Ramadan, Shab e barat, Eid ul Fitar and other occasions. is presenting step by step recipe of chanay ki daal ka halwa with clear and easy pictorial instructions. Enjoy this sweet recipe today...

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Clean the lentil and wash; then soak for 2 to 3 hours.

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Now boil the lentil until it is softened and water is dried out.

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Grind boiled lentil on stone or in a chopper. Grind it to a fine powder.

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Heat a saucepan and add ground cardamom pods.

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Once you feel the aroma of cardamom, add ground lentil and mix well.

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Add half the sugar and mix well.

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Once sugar is likely to dissolve in the mixture, add ghee and roast very well.

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Add remaining sugar, cook on medium flame and keep stirring the spoon.

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While roasting the lentil, add some chopped almonds.

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Once you feel the aroma of chana dal halwa, and it tend to repel the pan bottom, halwa is ready.

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Now we have to solidify halwa. Grease rolling pin, platter and knife with ghee.

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Add halwa to the platter, and lay across, with the help of rolling pin.

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Sprinkle chopped pistachio, almonds throughout the halwa pan. Make cuts with knife and garnish with silver paper.

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Delicious chana daal halwa is ready.

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How to Make Chana Dal Halwa Recipe (in English)


  • Split Bengal Gram Lentil: 1/2 kg
  • Sugar: 1/2 kg
  • Green Cardamom: 3 to 4 pcs (grind the pods)
  • Water: as required
  • Ghee: 1/4 kg
  • Almonds: as required
  • Pistachio: as required
  • Silver Paper: as required


  1. Wash lentils and soak in water for nearly 3 hours.
  2. Boil soaked lentil in sufficient water in which it may tenderize well and water evaporates.
  3. Now grind the lentil finely in a food chopper or on a stone.
  4. Heat pan and cook ground cardamom seeds.
  5. Once it releases aroma, add ground lentil and mix well.
  6. Add half of the sugar.
  7. Once sugar looks dissolved, add ghee and remaining sugar. Keep stirring with spoon otherwise it will burn from the bottom.
  8. While roasting, add chopped almonds.
  9. Once lentil is roasted well and tends to leave the bottom of the pan, and also you see an oil layer starts appearing, solidify it in a tray or platter (Remember to apply ghee on tray/platter, rolling pin and knife).
  10. Once halwa is roasted well, spread it on the tray and smoothen with rolling pin.
  11. Add chopped almonds, pistachios and silver paper and immediately make pieces with knife while halwa is hot.
  12. Now let it cool.
  13. Delicious chana daal halwa is ready to serve.
  14. Enjoy with family.

While roasting halwa, keep stirring the spoon continuously, else it will burn. Cook on medium heat.

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By Seema Aleem In Step By Step Recipes 9 Comments 28265 Views 31 May 2015

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  • Nadia - multan Apr 20, 2017

    This was my first ever attempt to make daal ka halwa. I didn’t knw the way to cook it before then I followed your recipe and made it so easily with its help.

  • Deeba - Karachi Apr 19, 2017

    chana dal is used for many many things. I shop at least 2 kg of chana daal and then I make shami kababs, chana dal gosht and chana dal halwa with it. i would like to suggest you to use it for as many recipes as you want.

  • Umme Noman - Khanewal Mar 31, 2017

    Woo, i have lot of pulses including bengal split gram (chanay ki daal) and I have stored it as we buy grocery for whole month. Now I can make it surely . Just understanding the recipe and will start making it tonight.

  • Shania - Lahore Mar 29, 2017

    Looks very delicious , specially when you spread it across the platter and smoothed using rolling pin. I would make it and I would also garnish it with silver paper but I would make it in less quantity because I live alone with my two kids.

  • Dania - Karachi Mar 16, 2017

    tasty halwa, my favorite , always make this halwa on the occasion of shabe mairaj and sometimes without any occasion. Chana dal halwa is not only easy to make but also tasteful enough that everyone likes it including children.

  • Tahira - Lahore Mar 10, 2017

    I am making chanay ki daal ka halwa, it is a nice recipe that is always a choice of my kids. I also several other kinds of halwa recipes because I personally like sweets.


    i am going to try it today INSHA ALLAH dua karain acha banay I am sur app ki recepies achi ho ti hain per mujh say achi ban jayay AMEEN:).

  • Saima Anees - Feb 25, 2016

    Assalam o Alaikum, mai ap ki tamam step by step recipes boht shoq se parhti hun or phir us me se jo mujhe pasand ati hai wo mai banati bhi hun. mai kfoods ki boht sari recipes bana chuki hun . boht acha taste ata hai or sub ghar walon ko pasand ata hai.

  • Aqib shahzad - Karachi May 31, 2015

    Hm ne try ki thi boht nice recipe hai ,