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Friday, December 17, 2010

Moong Dal Ka Halwa

Moong dal ka Halwa is a winter dessert. Its a Rajasthani dessert and its prepared during winter as it keeps you warm from the bitter cold. Since we are already experiencing the bitter cold here in the East Coast ..what better time to make this dessert.

  • 1 cup yellow moong dal
  • 1 cup ghee/clarified butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • cashews fried in ghee

* You could add 1 cup sugar instead of 3/4 cup. Adjust the sugar to your liking.

Preparation :

  • Soak moong dal in about 3 cups water for 4 hours.
  • Drain the dal and grind it. (It does grind well without any water, if you really have to and find it difficult to grind , add very little water).
  • Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan and saute this dal paste till its golden brown. This should be done on medium to low heat and keep on stirring continuously or it will get burnt. This step took me almost 40 minutes.
  • In another pan warm the milk and add sugar. Heat till the sugar melts.
  • Now add this milk/sugar to the dal and stir it well. Keep it on low heat till the liquid is all absorbed and it has the consistency of halwa.
  • Add the fried cashews. Stir well. Cook for another minute.
  • Your Delicious Moong Dal Halwa is ready to serve.
  • This recipe serves 4.


  1. this halwa look simply droolworthy,so delicious darling...

  2. yummy halwa. Nice presentation.

  3. Love the color of this dessert, looks yummy too!

  4. dont know why but there are some bloggers whose posts brings smiles to my face. you belong to that group Dolly...Hopw you are doing well with your cute little family. how is the lil one doing?
    this halwa looks great...never tried making them as I find the process too time consuming. but now you have tempted to rty this out.

  5. Tempting for sure... And I love the poinsettia beside the yumminess!!!! Hugs))))


  6. Love moong daal Halwa anytime....similar taste to ALMOND HALWA...!

  7. Dear Dolly
    How are you? I had put my appreciation for this dish few days back. Did you receive it?
    Very nice dish..and I like the healthy version 1 cup dal and 1 cup ghee..any less amount, I wont eat for sure :-)
    have a nice day

  8. droolworthy and mouth watering halwa.

  9. I have never tasted this roti. Looks really yummy and bookmarked right away. will be trying..
    Restaurant in Rajendra Nagar