Channa Dal Aur Makai Ka Halwa/ Sheera ( Bengal Gram And Sweet Corn Halwa)
If you really want to enjoy your halwa, always have it pipping hot. On my way to lucknow, last year, I had this wonderful Channa aur Makai ka halwa in one of the roadside dhabas for breakfast. In Uttar Pradesh, Gughni and halwa is one of the traditional breakfast option. Gughni usually consists of dry spicy preparation of either bengal gram or dried peas or if it is winter season then green peas. Halwa is usually the sooji ka halwa or gajar ka halwa. Channa dal and Sweet corn halwa was a new experience. When I first tried cooking it at home, the initial preparations were exactly the same when I make Moong dal halwa…infact when I grinded the soaked channa dal and sweet corns and opened the jar, the sudden aromatic smell of cardamom with the lentils reminded me of moong dal halwa. Taste wise although it is quite rustic. You can add mawa instead of milk for a better taste.