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Moong Dal Halwa


Moong Dal Halwa

Moong Dal Halwa



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Halwa made from moong dal and flavored with cardamom and almonds. Its a perfect winter dessert.


  • 1/2 cup husked green lentil (dhuli moong ki dal) - soaked in water 5-6 hours

    1/2 cup ghee

    1/2 cup sugar - mixed with milk and water

    1/2 cup milk

    1 cup water

    1/4 tsp powdered chhoti elaichi

    2 Tbsp slivered and roasted almonds


Wash dal and grind coarsely, in a food processor or a grinding stone.

Heat the milk mixture to dissolve the sugar, bring to a boil and keep hot till needed.

In a heavy kadahi, mix ghee and dal, and stir fry over low heat till fried well.

Add milk mixture to the fried dal and stir well to mix together.

Cook over low heat till the liquid is absorbed, and once again stir-fry till the fat separates.

Mix in the cardamom powder and half the almonds.

Transfer on to a serving dish, decorate the Moong Dal Halwa with the rest of the almonds and serve hot.

Key Ingredients: Husked Green Gram, Clarified Butter, Sugar, Almonds, Green Cardamom, milk