Sunday 10 September 2017

Moong Dal Halwa

Moong Dal Halwa  

Since our childhood we have been eating gajar ka halwa, panjeeri, aate ke laddoo, daal ki pinni etc. however today kids want pastries, cakes or chocolates etc for sweets. Richness of dry fruits with handsome ghee is totally missing in modern sweet products.

Recently during my hubby's birthday, there was a small get together at home and I thought of preparing and serving moong daal halwa to give our kids flavour of original authentic dishes of our culture. So i prepared that, it needs lot of attention, care and love and only then you get the right output.

I was delighted that I could do justice with this as it came out very nicely and I got nice compliments on my cooking.

Preparation Time : 10 Min

Resting Time :  4 - 6 hours

Cooking Time :  45 - 50 Minutes

Video :  


  • Moong Dal dhuli (split green gram skinless) 1 cup
  • Sugar 1/2 cup
  • Mawa Khoya 250 gram
  • Pure ghee 1 Cup
  • Almonds 15 -20 remove skin and sliced
  • Pistachio nuts 10 to 15 sliced
  • Saffron few strands
  • Water 1 1/2 cup
Procedure :  
  • Dissolve almonds in water and keep a side for 6 hours, remove the skin and slice them

  • Wash and soak the moong dal for four to six hours. In a mixer grinding it coarsely using very less water

  • Prepare a sugar syrup with 1/2 cup sugar and 1 1/2 cup of water. Heat both of them together till you get a one string sugar syrup.

  • Dissolve Saffron in 1 tablespoon of water and keep aside

  • Take Pistachio nuts and slice them
  • Take mawa with the help of gratter grate it and keep aside

  • Once all preparations are done take a non stick pan add ghee heat it, add ground moong dal. 

  • On a low flame keep cooking moong dal till it turns golden brown. This step needs time at least 35 - 40 minutes on low flame and continuously stirring it. The more you give love and time to this step your halwa will come nearer to perfection

  • Now add sugar syrup and saffron to this and mix it well with moong dal till they are perfectly mixed

  • Now add mava to this and cook till it is dissolved 

  • Garnish it with almonds, pistachio and enjoy

Tips : It should be made on low flame on a non-sticky bottom heavy pan and stir it continuously to avoid it getting stuck to the pan

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  1. I love moong dal halwa but have not tried making it at home. Your step by step method is pretty easy to follow.

    1. Thanks Mayuri Do try this recipe its pretty easy and simple.

  2. That looks amazing! I love mung beans, and where I come from, we cook it as a dessert too. So I know I will just love this halwa!


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