Chana Dal Peda is so easy and a quick Indian sweet treat using some roasted chana dal (split Bengal gram) with some crunch from sesame seeds.
Peda, Pera, Penda, or Pheda is basically a sweet dish that is most common in Indian festivals like Diwali, Rakhsha Bandhan, etc. The main ingredients of peda most of the time are khoya, ghee, and sugar along with some flavorings. Usually, the texture of peda is either semi-soft or thick.
These days pedas are being prepared from varieties of flour like gram flour, wheat flour, millet flour, etc, or even by grinding some lentils too. So today’s peda post is using Chana Dal / Split Bengal Gram.
Chana Dal Peda here is prepared from a moderately fine powder of some roasted chana dal. The chana dal can be powdered to either superfine or even moderately fine powder texture. My family likes the moderately fine powder one, so I make peda like this using chana dal.
These pedas are super easy, quick, and simple to prepare. Just roast, make powder, cook for a few minutes, and shape as peda. That’s it!
Ingredients for Chana Dal Peda –
- Chana Dal – The name of the peda is due to this main ingredient. Use fresh chana dal.
- Ghee – This gives binding in the peda.
- Powdered Sugar – Sweet factor of peda is this. I have used 2/3 cup powdered sugar for 1 cup chana dal. Adjust sugar quantity as per the sweetness desired. You may vary from 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup.
- Caradamom powder – This is the flavoring agent of the peda here.
- Sesame Seed – I have used some freshly roasted sesame seeds (white). This adds a nice crunch to the peda.
Preparation process in details –
In a pan, first, dry roast the chana dal till light brown in color. Transfer to a plate and allow to cool. Then in a blender jar, put all the chana dal and make either superfine or moderately fine powder according to the texture of the peda desired. Keep aside.
Next, take ghee in a pan and turn on the heat. Over low heat, add chana dal powder along with powdered sugar. Mix everything gently, but continuously to avoid lumps formation. Soon the whole mixture starts to leave the pan and ghee will start to ooze out.
Transfer the dough to a plate and allow it to cool a bit. When it is still warm, add the roasted sesame seeds and knead a bit. Start making balls (around 1-2 inches) and shape as desired.
The event-related to this post :
‘A-Z Recipe Challenge Season-2‘ has come up with the alphabet ‘C‘. That means, there must be a recipe post having the main ingredient name (Hindi name) starting with the alphabet C. So I opted C for ‘Chana Dal’ and the end result is this ‘Chana Dal Peda’.
📖 RECIPE CARD
Chana Dal Peda
- 1 cup Chana dal
- ⅔ cup Powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp Ghee
- ¼ tsp Cardamom powder
- 1 tbsp Sesame seed
- In a pan, first dry roast the chana dal till light brown in color.
- Transfer to a plate and allow to cool.
- In the same pan, dry roast the sesame seeds. Transfer to a plate.
- Then into a blender jar, put all the chana dal and make either super fine or moderately fine powder according to the texture of the peda desired
- Next take ghee in a pan and turn on heat.
- Over low heat, add chana dal powder along with powdered sugar.
- Mix everything gently, but continuously to avoid lumps formation.
- Soon the whole mixture starts to leave the pan and and ghee will start to ooze
- Transfer the dough into a plate and allow to cool a bit.
- When it is still warm, add the roasted sesame seeds and knead a bit.
- Start making balls (around 1-2 inches) and shape as desired.
- Serve immediately or keep in an air-tight container to serve later !
- Adjust sugar quantity as per the sweetness desired. You may vary from 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup.
- Sesame seed adds a nice crunch to the peda here.
- Always dry roast the sesame seeds before adding.
- The chana dal can be powdered to either superfine or even moderately fine powder texture. My family like the moderately
fine powder one, so I make it like this.
- Keep an eye while roasting the chana dal, Do not over roast them. Else this will ruin the taste of the pedas.
- If the dough is not formed easily, then add a little more ghee.
Channa dal peda looks fabulous. I like the idea of adding sesame seeds. Simple ingredients turned into a delicious sweet . I love the shape of this peda. Beautifully presented.
I love how beautiful these pedas look. I am curious what roasted chickpeas is used? is it just dryroasted chaana dal or the one that we call daal chakki.
Chickpeas (kabuli chana) and the chana dal are totally different seema. Chana dal is split gram.
Chana dal peda looks delectable and quite unique. Always good to try out something different. The flavors surely are augmented by the roasting process. Will try to make this for upcoming festivities
This is such a lovely version of pedas. I love the flavour of sesame seeds in any dish. They add extra flavour. Beautiful presentation as always
this is a good recipe to make for festive season ahead. the moulds in which the ladoos have been shaped makes it look inviting !
The presentation and preparation both are fabulous. I wish I could have a piece of peda. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe
Chana Dal Peda look very tempting. Roasted Sesame seeds must be adding a nutty flavor along with crunch.
What a nice treat of differen type pedas
Peda with chana dal looks absolutely irresistible. I loved the idea of adding sesame seeds to give crunchiness to peda. Like the shape of this peda & so beautiful presentation!!
Can’t take my eyes off these delicious looking chana dal peda. You have presented it so beautifully! Love the flavors of sesame seeds.