Moong Dal Halwa Recipe

Moong Dal Halwa Recipe

Moong Dal Halwa is Rajasthan special.It is prepared during Holi, Diwali and other occasions too.This halwa takes a lot of  time so you need patience and time but the end result is worth it, so tasty and delicious.Few months back, mittus tamil mam had asked to bring halwa to school and I knew most of them would bring carrot halwa so made this moong dal halwa and yes had in mind to post a new recipe as well ;) The box came back empty and I was happy to see her face beaming with pride :) I reserved this moong dal halwa recipe for new year and here I am with the post.

Happy New Year to all of you...Have a great year ahead!

Moong Dal Halwa Recipe

Moong Dal Halwa Recipe

Preparation Time:10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Makes:around 1/2 cup
Recipe Category: Sweets | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Yellow Split Moong Dal - 1/2 cup levelled
Sugar - 1/2 cup heaped
Ghee - 1/4 cup melted(1/8 cup +1/8 cup)
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water - as needed
Pistachios - few
Saffron - few strands

Method:

  1. Soak moong dal in water till immersing level, soak for atleast 2 hrs.Drain water,transfer to mixer jar.
    How to make Moong Dal Halwa - Step1
  2. Grind it to a semi fine paste not too coarse or not too fine.Sprinkle little water if the mixer gets stuck up, but do not add more water,Set aside.In a sauce pan add sugar..
    How to make Moong Dal Halwa - Step2
  3. Add milk along with saffron, bring it a boil stir well until sugar completely dissolves.Set aside ti cool.
    How to make Moong Dal Halwa - Step3
  4. Now in another pan,take 1/8 cup of ghee,add moongdal paste keep stirring in low flame.It will become dry.
    How to make Moong Dal Halwa - Step4
  5. It will look like puttu,this will take atleast 20mins in low flame.Keep stirring.At this stage the raw smell should have gone and it will give a roasted nutty aroma.This is the right stage,add milk sugar mixture.
    How to make Moong Dal Halwa - Step5
  6. Keep stirring without any lumps.Let it boil for 2mins.
    How to make Moong Dal Halwa - Step6
  7. It will start to thicken,keep cooking.Add remaining ghee(1/8 cup) a tbsp at a time
    How to make Moong Dal Halwa- Step7
  8. Keep cooking and adding ghee,at one stage it will leave the sides of the pan and form a lump,this is the right stage.Switch off.It will thicken further after cooling down.
    How to make Moong Dal Halwa - Step8
Serve hot / warm.
Moong Dal Halwa Recipe

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Moong Dal Halwa Recipe

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