Chana dal or Kadala parippu Burfi



  1. Chana dal – 1/2 cup
  2. Milk – 2 cups + 1 cup; divided ( I used full cream milk powder mixed with water to make milk)
  3. Ghee – 1/2 cup
  4. Green cardamom – 1 number
  5. Sweetened condensed milk – 1/2 tin or 200 grams
  6. Desiccated coconut – 1/2 cup
  7. Powdered cardamom – 1 tsp.
  8. Chopped almonds -1/4 cup


  1. Soak the chana dal in water for 3-4 hours. Drain the water and cook the dal adding 2 cups of milk. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil and partially cover cook on low heat for 30 minutes. Most of the milk should have evaporated by this time. Grind the cooked dal to a coarse paste using a food processor.
  2. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan & add green cardamom. Stir in the chana dal paste and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes or till the paste is lightly browned. Add the condensed milk and 1 cup of milk and cook till the mixture turns thick and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  3. Add the desiccated coconut, chopped almonds and powdered cardamom and mix.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a greased plate. Cut into squares when completely cool.
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