Moong Dal Halwa

Moong Dal Halwa

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A classic recipe that is relished throughout Rajasthan during the winter months, as it is supposed to keep the body warm and protect it from the bitter winter cold. It is considered to be auspicious, and is often prepared during Holi, Diwali and weddings too. It takes a long time and lots of patience to sauté the dal and prepare the Moong Dal Halwa, and it will probably require a little extra ghee too! However, the outcome is worth every minute of extra effort you put into it. You can make a larger quantity of this recipe and store it refrigerated for several weeks. Just add a little milk to the halwa before reheating it.

Moong Dal Halwa recipe - How to make Moong Dal Halwa

Soaking time:  3 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 cups
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Ingredients

1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
a few saffron (kesar) strands
1 tbsp warm milk
1/2 cup ghee
1 cup warm milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

For The Garnish
2 tbsp almond slivers

Method
    Method
  1. Soak the yellow moong dal in enough water for 3 hours. Drain well.
  2. Blend in a mixer to a coarse paste with 1 tbsp water. Keep aside.
  3. Dissolve the saffron in 1 tablespoon of warm milk and keep aside.
  4. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the yellow moong dal paste and cook on a medium flame for 25 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the milk and 1 cup of warm water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  7. Add the saffron-milk mixture, cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  8. Serve warm garnished with almond slivers or store in an air-tight container and refrigerate it.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy212 cal
Protein3.9 g
Carbohydrates27.7 g
Fiber1 g
Fat9.1 g
Cholesterol2.9 mg
Sodium6.8 mg

Reviews

Moong Dal Halwa
 on 09 Nov 18 06:52 PM
5

awesome yummy recipe
Edited after original posting.
Tarla Dalal
10 Nov 18 08:52 AM
   Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try making more and more recipes in your home kitchen and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 06 Nov 18 05:35 PM
5

not happy...tried for the first time...something s not right...the color is so bland the consistency is so sticky...have followed the instructions as it is...I heated the yellow dak in ghee for exactly 25 min...may b shouldnt have followed the instructions as they are...pls put ur own mind too when cooking this else u ll spill ur dish if u follow the instructions blindly as I did...
Tarla Dalal
07 Nov 18 09:19 AM
   Hi Rashi, Making Indian sweets is an art and requires a lot of practice. Also, it depends on the flame, thickness of the pan so, yes the result would differ.
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 17 Sep 18 01:37 PM
5

Very yummy halwa ma''am. I would like to ask can we use jaggery (gur) instead of sugar.
Tarla Dalal
17 Sep 18 05:01 PM
   Hi Anupa, We have not tried it.
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 21 Jul 18 04:50 PM
5

What are the rest of menu items that goes well with moong dal halwa ?
Tarla Dalal
23 Jul 18 09:09 AM
   Hi Kruti, You can eat it along with chana masala and puri or chole-bhature or any other subzi roti. Do try the recipe and let us know how you enjoyed it...happy cooking !!
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 05 Apr 18 01:19 AM
5

could you please share why water is added to the halwa recipe, can I omit the water and add milk only
Tarla Dalal
05 Apr 18 08:46 AM
   Hi, Water has to be added along with the milk for the right consistency....please follow the recipe exactly...
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 22 Mar 18 08:26 PM
5

Tarla aunty me bachpan se mere gharme aapka naam sunti aayi hun, meri badi didi aapki recipe book hamesha follow karti this.Didi jab aapki Sindhai mirchi ki sabji banati thi to sab ungliyan chaat jatethe. Ash bhi aapki book he didi k pas or wo nayi nayi dishes banati rahetihe.
Tarla Dalal
26 Mar 18 08:52 AM
   Thank you for your kind words...do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it...happy cooking !!
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 22 Mar 18 08:18 PM
5

Moong Dal Halwa
 on 10 Mar 18 10:24 PM
5

Mam The recipe was yummy How long can it stay in fridge or outside I want to prepare a couple of days before serving
Tarla Dalal
12 Mar 18 08:44 AM
   Hi, It will lasts in an air tight container in the fridge for atleast 7 days and in the freezer for a month....
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 11 Jan 18 02:49 PM
5

My husband is very fond of sweets..we liked it..pls do send ur deserts nd pudding recipes regularly
Tarla Dalal
12 Jan 18 08:45 AM
   Hi Mehek, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out..Happy Cooking !!
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 15 Nov 17 01:52 PM
5

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