Navratri Ashtami Prasad । Halwa Puri & Black Chana Recipe

This recipe is a perfect combo which is required during the time of Navratri Poojan. 

Ingredients list for Chana curry, Halwa, Poori

For Chana curry

  • Chana - 1 cup (200 gms)
  • Green coriander - 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Green chilli - 2 to 3
  • Ginger julienne - 1 inch
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Mango powder - ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder - ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala - ¼ tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp

For Semolina pudding (Halwa)

  • Semolina - ½ cup (100 gms)
  • Ghee - ¼ cup
  • Sugar - ½ cup (125 gms)
  • Cardamom powder - ½ tsp
  • Cashew (chopped) - 1 tbsp
  • Almond flakes - 1 tbsp
  • Raisins - 1 tbsp

For poori

  • Wheat flour - 2 cups (300 gms)
  • Salt - ½ tsp

How to make Chana, Halwa, Poori

Chana curry

Take a cup of soaked black Chana, wash it and soak it for overnight or 7 to 8 hours. After soaking it, add it in the cooker along with a teaspoon of salt and a cup of water. Mix it and close lid of the cooker.

Cook it on the medium flame until the first whistle blows. Turn the flame to low after the first whistle has blown and cook it on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes. Switch off the flame after 4 minutes and wait until the pressure of cooker releases.

Preheat a pan, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil in it and heat it. Add a ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds to it and turn the flame to low.  Add 4 finely and vertically chopped green chillies to it. Saute the spices and add a teaspoon of coriander powder to it.

Add a ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder to it and saute the spices. Add the cooked Chanas to it along with the water residing in cooker. Add ¼ teaspoon of red chilli powder, ¼ teaspoon of Garam Masala, ¼ teaspoon of mango powder to it and turn the flame to high.

Cook it for 2 minutes and add some coriander leaves after 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and mix it. The curry of Black Chanas has cooked and it is ready to be served.

Semolina pudding (Halwa)

Preheat a pan, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of clarified butter in it. Melt it and add a ½ cup of semolina to it.  Roast while continuously stirring it on the medium flame and roast until its colour changes to brown.

Add the chopped cashews, almonds and roast them along with semolina. Add some raisins and 1.5 cups of water. Add a ½ cup of sugar to it and cook it on the low flame until semolina expands.

The semolina has expanded after 5 minutes. Stir it again and cook until it reaches to its thicker consistency. The Halwa has become thick and it has cooked. Add some cardamom powder to it and mix it.  Pour it in a separate bowl and serve.


Take 2 cups of wheat flour in a bowl, add a ½ teaspoon of salt to it.  Add a teaspoon oil to it and knead a stiff dough using the water in intervals. After kneading the dough, cover and keep it aside to set for 20 minutes.

The dough has set after 20 minutes, mash it. Preheat oil to fry the Poori, divide the dough into the smaller sized lumps. Lift a dough lump and flatten it into the diameter of 3 to 5 inches. Flatten it from the corners. Do not flatten it thinly from the centre and thickly from the corners.

The flame should be high while frying the Poori. Add a Poori to fry and press it softly when it starts floating. Fry until the Poori become golden brown from both sides. Flip and fry it until it seems brown. It has cooked because it appears golden to us. Fry all the Poori likewise. The whole offering is ready to be served. You can make it on Saptami, Ashtami or Navami


There is no requirement of adding the salt while frying the Chana because a teaspoon of salt was already added while boiling it.

You can increase or decrease the quantity of sugar according to your taste.


Navratri Ashtami Prasad हलवा पूरी चना बनाने की विधि । Halwa Puri & Black Chana Recipe



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