How to make Moong Dal Halwa - Sweet halwa made from Green gram split..easy to make.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

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

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Moong Dal Halwa Recipe Card

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.    

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Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Moong Dal Halwa Recipe

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

  • Ghee 1 cup

  • Saffron (kesar) a pinch

  • Milk 1/2 cup

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Mawa (khoya) crumbled 3/4 cup

  • Almonds sliced 10-12


Step 1

Drain and grind the moong dal coarsely using very little water. Prepare one-string sugar syrup with sugar and one and half cups of water. Soak saffron in hot milk.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed pan and add the ground moong dal and sauté, stirring continuously, over low heat till the dal turns golden brown.

Step 3

This needs time and patience. Do not rush through this step. Add the sugar syrup and saffron milk. Stir till they are thoroughly incorporated and the halwa is of dropping consistency.

Step 4

Add mawa and cook till it dissolves. Serve hot garnished with almonds.