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How to make vegan fudge with lentils

East Indian Dal Sweet

Dal sweet is fudge made with lentils and sugar cooked low and slow until it's a thick paste. Then cooled and cut into squares. Traditional dal sweet is a must-have Christmas treat on every cusvar. You can add coconut, nuts and for other things to create your own variations
Course Dessert
Cuisine East-Indian, Indian
Keyword Christmas sweets, dal, East-Indian recipes, fudge, lentils
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 squares
Calories 261kcal
Cost $5


  • Skillet
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spatula
  • Cutting Board


  • 250 grams Dal (split chickpea, channa dal)
  • 750 grams Sugar
  • 250 grams Almonds or Cashew nuts ground
  • 30 ml rose water


  • Grease a 9 x 9-inch square baking pan with butter - set aside
  • Soak the dal for 2 hours then boil until tender and can be squished easily between your fingers
  • Put the dal in a food processor and blend until smooth
  • Combine the ground dal, sugar, rosewater, and nuts into a heavy bottom saucepan
  • Cook on medium heat until all the sugar dissolves
  • Reduce heat and continue to cook on medium-low until the mixture becomes thick and starts to leave the side of the pan.
  • Pour the mixture into the greased baking pan - let cool slightly
  • While still warm cut into diamond shapes.
  • Let cool completely before you transfer to an air tight container


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg