How to make Moong Dal Halwa Recipe - Green gram cooked richly into a mouth-watering dessert with mother’s love.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Maa ki Dal.

Main Ingredients : Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) (मूंगदाल धुली),

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Moong Dal Halwa

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Moong Dal Halwa checkout Moong Dal Halwa , Mooger Puli , Dal Phirni , Moong Dal Halwa . You can also find more Desserts recipes like Rattalucha Sheera, Milk Toffee, Banana Sunflower Seed Cookies, Pear Bread Pudding. Or try out these recipes from Indian Cuisine like Special Kabab Garnish, Breakfast Juice, Papdi Chaat, Dakshin Squares.

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Moong Dal Halwa

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Moong Dal Halwa

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) soaked and ground to a coarse paste 1 cup

  • Ghee 1 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 tablespoon

  • Milk 1 1/2 cups

  • Saffron (kesar) for garnish

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Khoya/mawa 3/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder a pinch

  • Almonds cut into slivers 10-12

  • Chandi ka varq 1 sheet


Step 1

Heat ghee in Wonderchef Galaxy Casserol. Add gram flour and mix well. Add moong dal, lower heat and mix well.

Step 2

Sauté, stirring continuously, till golden brown or for 20-25 minutes.

Step 3

Heat ½ cup milk in Wonderchef Galaxy Pan. Add generous pinch of saffron and mix well for 1 minute. Switch off heat.

Step 4

Heat sugar and 1 cup water in Wonderchef Galaxy Sauce Pan. Cook till sugar dissolves completely.

Step 5

Add saffron milk to moong dal and mix well.

Step 6

Add remaining milk and keep stirring.Add khoya in saffron milk pan, mix and heat for 2 minutes.

Step 7

Add khoya to moong dal mixture alongwith cardamom powder, some almond slivers and sugar syrup.

Step 8

Mix well, cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring once a while.Remove lid, mix once. Switch off heat and transfer in a serving dish.

Step 9

Serve hot garnished with chandi ka varq, saffron and remaining almond slivers.

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