Chana Dal Burfi
Chana Dal Burfi is quick and yummy sweet with the lentils and coconut. Burfi is Indian fudge and there is a range of flavors to try. It is easy to put together and I make them on special occasions like Diwali. I have tried coconut, mango and chocolate burfi. This is the first time I tried with dal.This is an easy version with condensed milk. I found this recipe in you tube and gave it a try.
Chana Dal- 1 cup
Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
Condensed milk- 1tin
Milk- 1 1/2 cup
Ghee- 2 tbs
Cardamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Almonds/cashew nuts or pistachios- 2 tbs
Soak chana dal for 4-5 hours. Cook dal with milk till it is soft. Transfer to a blender and make it into a paste.
Heat ghee in a pan and roast the almonds and cashew nuts till golden brown. Remove from ghee and keep aside.
In the same pan pour the dal paste and roast till there is a nice aroma or till it changes color.Add grated coconut and condensed milk and stir for 8-10 minutes. At this stage of cooking it will be bubbly hot molten liquid style, so be careful or it might cause severe burns. I also noticed that dal tends to be more sticky, so it needs continuous stir to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cook the mixture till it becomes thick and leaves the edges of the pan.
Add the cardamom powder, roasted nuts and mix well. Stir for two to minutes and remove from the stove.
Grease a plate with ghee and transfer the contents into the plate. Flatten and smooth it with the back of a spoon and let it set for an hour. Cut into desired shape and serve.
Hope you will enjoy this recipe!