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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Moong Dal Halwa

Posting on behalf of a non-blogger to link up with my ongoing event 'Sweet Celebration' :)

PARTICIPANT NAME: Debashree Dewan from FoodGasm

RECIPE NAME: Moong Dal Halwa


1 cup moong dal (Green Gram)
1 cup mawa or khoya
250 grams sugar made into a syrup
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Chopped almonds, pistachios, cashew nuts and raisins
7-8 full tbsp ghee


- Soak moong dal overnight or for 4-5 hours. Grind it with very little water after draining the water to make a thick paste.

- In a deep pan, boil water and add sugar. Make a syrup and keep it aside.

- Heat ghee in a non-stick pan and add the moong dal paste. Stir the paste in medium flame till the colour turns golden brown. Generally, moong dal takes 30-45 minutes to cook. See that the ghee layer is visible to avoid it from sticking in the pan. Add mawa or khoya and mix it with the paste well. Stir non-stop for 20-30 minutes. Let the colour turn golden brown. 
- After the mixture becomes golden brown, add sugar syrup and mix well. Sprinkle chopped nuts, raisins and cardamom powder to garnish. Serve it hot with a dollop of cream.


You can also add saffron to get a rich yellow colour. For that soak a few saffron strands in a cup of little milk and keep it aside. Add it to the halwa and mix well.

Linking this recipe to Shruti’s ‘Sweet Celebration’ Event :)

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