Moong Dal Halwa

For Instant Halwa method, you will have to browse through the very end of this page.
This is a sweet, thick puree of cooked, ground moong beans flavored with ghee, spices, and nuts. I am sharing this recipe with mawa and also without mawa but I like the taste better when I add mawa. This halwa is prepare with different method as well. You can optionally dry roast the moong dal lentils in a skillet until aromatic and lightly golden and then soak it in water. It helps to enhance the taste and fragrance of this dessert though it is optional. Also dry fruits and nuts can be slightly fried in ghee before garnishing. This halwa is prepared mostly during winter time and also during pregnancy due to Iron-rich snack.




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Instant Moong Dal Halwa Recipe
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
Ingredients
  • •1/4 cup roasted dal powder
  • •1/4 cup sugar
  • •1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom (elaichi)
  • •a pinch or two of saffron - kesar
  • •1/2 cup water
  • •1/2 cup low milk - low fat can be used
  • •1 tablespoon ghee or butter
Instructions
  1. Warm the ghee in a heavy based sauce pan or kadhai. Add the moong dal powder and fry on low to medium heat for a few minutes. The dal should change its color and turn a golden brown. Add the water, milk, saffron and sugar. Cook on low heat till all the water gets absorbed and seera pulls together. Add the cardamom powder and mix for a few seconds.
  2. Top with chopped nuts and serve warm.
  3. This makes just enough for 2-3 small servings.

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Instant Moong Dal Halwa Recipe
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
Ingredients
  • •1/4 cup roasted dal powder
  • •1/4 cup sugar
  • •1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom (elaichi)
  • •a pinch or two of saffron - kesar
  • •1/2 cup water
  • •1/2 cup low milk - low fat can be used
  • •1 tablespoon ghee or butter
Instructions
  1. Warm the ghee in a heavy based sauce pan or kadhai. Add the moong dal powder and fry on low to medium heat for a few minutes. The dal should change its color and turn a golden brown. Add the water, milk, saffron and sugar. Cook on low heat till all the water gets absorbed and seera pulls together. Add the cardamom powder and mix for a few seconds.
  2. Top with chopped nuts and serve warm.
  3. This makes just enough for 2-3 small servings.

Now, here is the Instant halwa recipe. To prepare Instant halwa, moong flour is used. You can buy ready moong flour which is easily availalbe at most Indian grocers or you can make at home by dry roasting moong dal and then grind to powder. You can then store this powder and use anytime to prepare recipes out of it.
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Instant Moong Dal Halwa Recipe
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
Ingredients
  • •1/4 cup roasted dal powder
  • •1/4 cup sugar
  • •1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom (elaichi)
  • •a pinch or two of saffron - kesar
  • •1/2 cup water
  • •1/2 cup low milk - low fat can be used
  • •1 tablespoon ghee or butter
Instructions
  1. Warm the ghee in a heavy based sauce pan or kadhai. Add the moong dal powder and fry on low to medium heat for a few minutes. The dal should change its color and turn a golden brown. Add the water, milk, saffron and sugar. Cook on low heat till all the water gets absorbed and seera pulls together. Add the cardamom powder and mix for a few seconds.
  2. Top with chopped nuts and serve warm.
  3. This makes just enough for 2-3 small servings.