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Moong Dal Halwa

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Sweet halwa made from Green gram split..easy to make.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

Preparation Time :21-25 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Moong Dal Halwa

Main Ingredients

Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal), Sugar

Cuisine

Desserts

Course

Fusion

Level Of Cooking

Easy

Ingredients

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) soaked
    1 cup
  • Sugar
    1 cup
  • Saffron (kesar)
    a pinch
  • Milk
    1/2 cup
  • Ghee
    1 cup
  • Mawa (khoya) crumbled
    3/4 cup
  • Almonds sliced
    10-12

Method

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.

Chef Tip

Add one tablespoon of besan to melted ghee before putting the ground moong dal. It helps in even cooking of ground moong dal and also prevents formation of lumps during cooking.

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