How to cook Moong Dal Halwa

Posted on Oct 18 2018 - 3:51pm by kumar
  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Serves: 4 People

    Ingredients to cook Moong Dal Halwa :

  • 250 gms dhuli moong dal(split Green Gram without skin)
  • 4 cups + ĵ cup full Cream milk
  • 300 gms Ghee
  • 300 gms Sugar(you may increase/decrease as sweetness
  • Generous pinch of Saffron
  • 1 tbsp Cardamom powder
  • Cashews and almonds chopped as required
  • For garnish:
  • Few Saffron strands
  • Dried Rose petals (optional)
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Silver warq/paper (optional)

    How to cook Moong Dal Halwa :

  • Clean, wash and soak the moong dal for 6 to 7 hours. Soak saffron in 1/4th cup of warm milk.
  • Keep it aside. Drain and blend it in a blender to a coarse paste without water.
  • In a heavy bottom pan or kadhai, add ghee and moong dal paste, mix.
  • Cook on a low heat till the dal turns light golden brown. Stir intermittently.
  • Once the dal turns golden brown, add 4 cups of milk and mix well.
  • Cook on low heat till 3/4th of the milk quantity dries up. Keep stirring intermittently.
  • Add cardamom powder, sugar, saffron milk, chopped cashew and almonds. Combine well
  • Start bhuno-fying (cook on a low heat), stirring continuously throughout till the halwa takes a beautiful dark brown color and releases all the ghee flowing in the pan.
  • Dish out in a serving bowl, garnish with chopped almonds, petals, saffron and warm.
  • Serve warm. This halwa can be prepared in bulk and stored in an clean and dry airtight container easily upto 3 weeks in refrigerator.
  • You just have to reheat the required serving portion and enjoy anytime.
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