Sunday, February 28, 2010

Split Chick Pea Coconut Milk Pudding


Split Chick Pea/Bengal gram/chana dal is very high in protein and very low in glycemic index. This bean

looks just like yellow split peas, is more closely related to garbanzo beans, or chickpeas.

The differences are that chana dal is younger, smaller, split, sweeter, and has a much lower glycemic index.

Coconut is a tropical fruit that is rich in protein. Coconut contains a PH that is good for the skin,

supporting the natural chemical balance of the skin.

Panela(Jaggery) is unrefined sugar and is rich in vitamins and minerals and a good source of iron.

Unlike refined sugar this doesn’t cause cavities nor source of empty calories.

Yes everybody like to relish on sweet things, yes i make it too but i make sure they do contain some

nutrition and are not made of refined sugar. A sweet which is not totally junk. This kheer is made with

protein rich Bengal gram and Coconut milk and sweetened with Jaggery and fruit pieces. Try this awesome

tasting kheer and you are sure to like it.

Preparation Time – 5 Minutes

Cooking Time – 30 Minutes

Serves - 4


Chana Dal – 3/4 Cup

Jaggery – 1 Cup(Increase this based on your liking)

Coconut Milk – 1 Cup

Chopped Banana & Jack fruit pieces – 1/2 cup

Ghee(Clarified Butter) – 1 Tbsp

Cashes – 1 Tbsp

Chopped Dry Coconut Pieces(Copra) – 1 Tbsp (optional)

Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

Water – 2 1/2 cups(Adjust this according to the thickness desire)


1) Wash and rinse Chana Dal and pressure cook with 1 1/2 cups water for

three whistles.

2) Once the pressure is released, remove the chana dal and mash it to get

a coarse texture with a masher, make sure not to make a paste all we need

is slightly mashed chana dal.

4) Add water, coconut milk, cardamom powder, jaggery and boil till

the jaggery is well dissolved at this stage add more water if desired based

on the consistency you require.

5) Heat a pan and add the ghee, saute the nuts till golden brown and remove

it and saute the dry coconut pieces till they are crisp. Garnish the kheer

with nuts, roasted coconut pieces along with the ghee and fresh fruit

pieces and serve hot or cold.


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