Moong Dal Halwa

    Moong Dal Halwa

    Recipe by: MyDeliciousRecipes

    Moong Dal Halwa

    Moong Dal Halwa is a delicious dessert that is eaten during the winter season in North India, as it is a rich dessert and is believed that it keep your body warm and protect it from the effects of cold. Moong Dal Halwa is considered auspicious, and is often made during festivals and weddings. The delicious Moong Dal Halwa is made from lots of ghee and yellow moong dal. Moong Dal Halwa requires a lot of effort to make, but when it is ready you will get the real worth of your effort and the Halwa is so soft and tasty that it melts in your mouth and your mouth fills with flavor and aroma. Moong dal halwa takes a lot of patience and long time to fry moong dal and make delicious halwa and also contains extra ghee in it. Follow the recipe and make delicious moong dal halwa at your home and enjoy.

    Preparation Time
    6 Hour 20 Minutes
    Cooking Time
    1 Hour
    Meal Type:

    Ice Cream Dessert and Sweets

    Ghee1/4 Cup + 3 TablespoonMoong Dal1 1/2 Cup
    Milk1 CupSaffron Water2 Tablespoon
    Green Cardamom Powder1/4 TeaspoonWater1 Cup
    Sugar1 CupPistachioFor Garnish
    CashewsFor GarnishAlmondsFor Garnish

    • Soak moong dal for at least 6 hours or overnight. Then drain all the water and make a fine paste from the soaked moong dal in mixer grinder.
    • Heat 1/4 cup ghee in a non-stick pan on medium heat. When the ghee gets hot, add moong dal paste to it and stir continuously otherwise lumps will form.
    • Note : The main effort in this dessert is stirring continuously while frying the dal.
    • Fry the dal till you get a good aroma of fried dal while stirring continuously.
    • Add 2 tablespoons water and a pinch of saffron in a bowl and mix well.
    • Heat water in another pan.
    • Add 1 cup of milk and mix well. Add saffron water to it and mix well. Fry it till the milk dries, while stirring continuous. Add cardamom powder and mix well. 
    • Increase the heat, add 1 cup of hot water and fry till the water dries, stirring continuously. Add 3 tablespoons ghee again and mix well.
    • Fry for a few minutes and add sugar to it and mix well. Fry it till the ghee starts seperate, while stirring continuously.
    • Turn off the gas.
    • Finely chop cashews, almonds and pistachios and mix some of them in the halwa.
    • Transfer the halwa to a serving bowl and garnish with the remaining dry fruits.

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