Moong Daal Halwa

This was a really old wish…to learn how to make Moong Daal Halwa. I finally decided to make this wish come true today evening. The weather was perfect to have something hot and I got everything ready to prepare the halwa.

And whats more, my husband who generally does not relish sweets that much, loved this one and even asked for a second helping! Now, I really couldn’t ask for anything more, could I?!! 😉

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Ingredients:

  • Moong Daal – 1 cup (soaked for 3 hours, drained and ground into a coarse paste without using water)
  • Milk – 1 cup (warm)
  • Sugar  – 1 1/2 cups
  • Ghee – 1 1/2 to 2 cups (depending on how calorie conscious you are!)
  • Saffron – few florets (ground with 1/2 tsp milk and added to the cup of warm milk)
  • Almonds – a handful (slivered and fried in 1/2 tsp ghee) (I dint have them at home, so I dint add any)

Serves: 8-10 persons (small servings)

Method:

  • In a non-stick wok, heat the ghee and add the coarsely ground moong daal paste.
  • Fry the paste on a low flame, stirring continuously, till the mixture turns into a lovely golden brown colour.
  • Once the mixture has absorbed all the ghee and starts becoming dry, add the warm milk (with the ground saffron added in the milk) and stir well for 2 minutes till the milk is mixed in well.
  • Add the sugar and continue stirring.
  • When the halwa is near getting done, it will start to leave the sides of the wok.
  • Leave on low flame for another 3-5 minutes, stirring continuously, till it gets the consistency of shira.
  • Remove from flame, allow to cool for about 10 minutes and serve with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream! Delicious dessert…all yours!

This sweet requires refrigeration since milk has been used in the preparation.

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12 responses to “Moong Daal Halwa

  1. Looks perfect and inviting!

  2. Thanks Anupama! Your feedback is very encouraging 🙂

  3. vow! halwa looks yumm..warm halwa with vanilla ice cream…ooooohhh!

  4. 🙂 Thanks Rashmi…make it sooner and let me know! I dint have the ice-cream at home, but you should totally try the combo 🙂

  5. looks very tempting…

  6. Looks yummy and tastes yummy too ! Try using sugar syrup ( thin )

    instead of sugar granules next time you make it.

  7. Mouthwatering! Pefect recipe for moong dal halwa atlast.

  8. Yummmmmyyyyy..! Me n my hubby used to crave for this…we used to go to the ”Ramana’s” and have it…moongdal halwa with iceream!!! Now i can make this at home..thank you!

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