Today is Shab-e-Barat, as we call it here in Pakistan, this night is also know as Laylatun Bara'ah or Laylatun Nisfe min Sha’ban in the Arab world. This is a big night for us Muslims to pray for ourselves and others.
So for today i made chanay ki daal ka halwa. It is time consuming,i agree, but it turns out delicious!
Chanay ki daal : 1/2 kg
Milk : 1 litre
Ghee : 2 1/2 to 3 cups ( oil wont give that nice flavor)
Sugar : 2 cups (You can adjust according to your taste)
Cardamom : 4-5
Soak Daal in milk for 4-5 hours. Boil till soft ...
...and blend to a fine paste.
Heat Ghee in a wok ( it may feel like alot of ghee but believe me it isnt, once u put the daal paste in there, it will soak up the ghee), add cardamom seeds. Stir for a minute.
Than add the daal paste. The real work starts now, you have to stir it the whole time to prevent it from sticking...
...stir till it changes color and stop sticking to the spoon and the wok..
Now add sugar, and cook till the sugar dissolves.
Dish out and garnish with raisins and almonds.