Moong dal halwa

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Moong dal halwa


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 45 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1cup split yellow Moong dal, washed

  • 3/4 cup ghee

  • 1cup sugar or to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder

  • 4Pinch of saffron

  • 4cups of water


  • Wash dal thoroughly and soak in water for at least 4-6 hours.
  • Drain the water and blend dal into a thick paste, adding just enough water as needed to blend.
  • Boil water and sugar in a pan over medium heat, for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add cardamom powder and saffron; set aside.
  • In a non-stick or heavy bottom frying pan, add moong dal paste and melted gheer. Mix well.
  • Turn on the stove to medium heat and fully cook dal paste. Use spatula to gently press the paste, then fold the paste over and press again.
  • Repeat this pressing and folding of the dal paste several times until the texture becomes grainy and light brown in color. This will take approximately 10-15 minutes,. It will have a sweet, mild aroma when it is cooked.
  • Lower the heat to medium-low. Add syrup to the dal, little at a time. mix well and cook till dry. Remove cover and stir.Turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with sliced nuts and glazed cherries. serve Moong dal halwa warm.