Hara Moong Halwa

Traditionally moong halwa is made with dhuli moong dal and oodles of ghee - a Rajasthani speciality. But this one is a healthy version made with whole moong, less ghee and milk powder This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Hara Moong Halwa
Main Ingredients Whole green gram (sabut moong), Ghee
Cuisine Indian
Course Desserts
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Hara Moong Halwa

  • 1 cup Whole green gram (sabut moong)
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • 1-2 tablespoons Full fat milk powder
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespo for garnish Slivered pistachios
  • 2 tablespo for garnish Slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespo for garnish Chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon Green cardamom powder
  • for garnish Dried rose petals crushed


  1. Dry roast whole green gram in a non-stick pan till golden brown. Take the pan off the heat and let it cool. Transfer into a blender jar and grind into a coarse powder.
  2. Boil 3½ cups water in a deep non-stick pan.
  3. Heat ghee in the first pan, Add green gram powder and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add milk powder and mix well. Add boiling water, mix till smooth and lump free. Add sugar, pistachios, almonds, walnuts and green cardamom powder and mix well. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring continuously, till it reaches halwa consistency.
  5. Transfer the halwa into a serving plate, garnish with pistachios, almonds, walnuts and dried crushed rose petals and serve hot.