Chana Dal Peda 2

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.

Chana Dal Peda 2

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’.

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Chana Dal Peda 2

Chana Dal Peda

Sasmita
Easy and quick Indian sweet treat using some roasted chana dal (split bengal gram) with some crunch from sesame seeds
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Chana dal
  • cup Powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seed

Instructions
 

  • 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 !

Notes

  • 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.
Keyword easy and quick, Festival Recipe, Peda Recipe

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