How to make Moong Dal Halwa Recipe - moong dal delicacy cooked in sugar syrup and khoya.

This recipe is from the book Kadai Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) ( मूंगदाल धुली ) , Pure ghee ( देसी घी )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Moong Dal Halwa

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Moong Dal Halwa Recipe Card

Moong Dal Halwa

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Moong Dal Halwa

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 1 cup

  • Pure ghee 1 cup

  • Saffron (kesar) a pinch

  • Milk 1/2 cup

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Khoya/mawa crumbled 3/4 cup

  • Almonds blanched and slivered 10-12


Step 1

Soak the moong dal for six hours. Grind coarsely with very little water. Prepare a sugar syrup of one-string consistency with sugar and one and a half cups of water.

Step 2

Soak the saffron in hot milk. Heat the ghee in a thick-bottomed kadai and add the ground moong dal. Cook, stirring continuously, over low heat till golden brown.

Step 3

Add the sugar syrup and saffron milk. Cook, stirring continuously, till well mixed and the halwa is of dropping consistency. Add the khoya and cook till it melts. Serve hot, decorated with almond slivers.

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