Traditional Moong Daal Halwa

Moong Daal Halwa is a classic recipe, which is relished throughout the India. This Halwa is often prepared during Diwali or special occasions like weddings. Because of its richness, winter is the preferable season. 

It’s a very rich because it is loaded with ghee and dry fruits, which also makes it super tasty. Here is the step by step method to make Moong Daal Halwa. 


Yellow moong daal ----------- 1 cup 
Ghee -------------------------- 1 cup
Water ------------------------- 3 cups 
Sugar ------------------------- 1 & 1/2 cups
Green Cardamom ------------ 5 to 6 (powder) 
Saffron ----------------------- 1 pinch (optional)
Almonds --------------------- 10 to 12 (chopped)
Cashew ---------------------- 10 to 12 (chopped)
Pistachio --------------------- 6 to 7 

Let's Start 

Step 1. Wash the moong daal in water for 2 to 3 times, soak it for 3 to 4 hours.

Step 2. Grind the daal coarsely in a bender. Be careful and do not grind the daal to fine paste. Coarse daal gives better taste and texture.

Step 3. Meanwhile, take another pan heat it on medium flame. Pour 3 cups of water and let it boil. When it comes to a boil, add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron, stir it well.

Step 4. In a heavy bottom pan add the ghee and heat it in a low flame.

Step 5. Add  moong daal, stirring and mixing the halwa, keep scraping and strring the halwa. if you are using non-stick pan, it is very easy to stir the halwa.

Step 6. Keep scraping and stirring the halwa on a low to medium flame. first the halwa is look like paste.

Step 7. Then it will become lumpy. keep scraping and stirring the halwa.

Step 8. After 20 to 30 minutes halwa will resembles rawa/ bread-crumbs. the aroma and color has also changed. keep stirring on a low flame.

Step 9. Now add sugar water mixture, prepared earlier. Keep stirring at a low flame.Cook till all the water is absorbed by the daal.

Step 10. Cook on low heat till all the syrup get absorbed and the ghee start separating from the sides. it means halwa is finally ready, turn off the heat.

It took me around 1 and half hour to make this Legendary Moong Daal Halwa.

Once done, take a deep breath, thank yourself, pat yourself and your hands, because this halwa require a lot of patience and mussels work. This is going to bring a lot of smiles for your loved ones.

  Garnished with dry fruits and Serve Hot!          

Happy Cooking :)


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