A protein rich fudge type dessert that stores very well in freezer.  great for after school snack or a tea time treat. | With A Spin

Yellow is the color of joy, hope, happiness and sunshine. It is also considered as a fun color.  With the most stressful summer ever, we, as a family, are ready for some cheerfulness.  We are hoping for a cheerful fall and saying good-bye to childcare worries and a chaotic household.

My blog is important to me, and the fact that I can’t seem to dedicate any time to it is sad.  Life is so busy that I hardly have any time to phone a friend to catch up for days, weeks or months.  A comment from my blog friends is sometimes all the conversation I have between a pile of work and household chores and above all mommy duties.

I want to apologize to all my fans, friends and readers for being irregular for the last few months.    I truly appreciate all of you leaving a comment on the few posts I have shared lately and also apologize for not able to make time to visit you as often as I would like to.

Buter dal halua - A protein rich fudge type dessert that stores very well in freezer.  great for after school snack or a tea time treat. | With A Spin

Barfi translates to diamond shaped sweets.  The split pea(chana or buter dal) barfi or halva is a recipe my mom often made almost every year during our childhood.  There are many variations of the recipe.   Some are chewy while others can be crumbly or very firm.  Then, there are many which calls for much more sugar than the recipe I am sharing.  As you can tell, I, off course, love my mom’s version that is soft and smooth and has just the right amount of sugar and fragrant with exotic and warm spices such as cardamom and cinnamon.  Another distinction of my mom’s recipe is that she boils the chana dal in milk instead of water.

Split pea Halva - A protein rich fudge type dessert that stores very well in freezer.  great for after school snack or a tea time treat. | With A Spin

To avoid burning since the halva needs constant stirring, the halva can become laborious if there are too much liquid leftover after boiling the chana dal.  I would recommend adding the liquid in phases, as the amount of liquid would vary depending on the quality of split pea.  If there is too much leftover liquid, the pureed dal will take longer to dry out making the recipe time-consuming and leaving a strained hand from all the stirring.

Chana dal barfi - A protein rich fudge type dessert that stores very well in freezer.  great for after school snack or a tea time treat. | With A Spin

The split pea or chana dal barfi is a great fudge type dessert that stores very well in freezer.  It’s a great protein rich dessert, after school snack or a tea time treat.

Have you tried dried bean or lentil based desserts before?

 

 

38 thoughts on “Protein Rich Split Pea Fudge – Chana Dal Barfi

  1. This is a terrific dessert! First, it’s relatively healthy for a dessert. Second, to me it’s unique – I love all dried pulses and legumes, but I don’t often associate them with dessert. Gotta try this! Thanks so much.

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  2. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this lovely dessert. I can tell by looking at it and your wonderful list of ingredients that is it is going to be moist and delicate. I know exactly what you mean about being busy and I also exchange my regrets for taking such a long time for a visit. Life is so busy! Take Care, BAM

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  3. In Pakistan, we make Chana Daal Halwa. I’ve never made it myself but I know that it takes several hours and lots of elblow grease to make it! This, I think, is more do-able and I’d love to make it on a morning when I have less to do.

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  5. I make a dairy-free version of this a couple of times a year. People look at me like I’m crazy when I tell them I make chickpea fudge, but I just smile to myself because that means I don’t have to share!

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