Moong Dal Barfi


DessertFestive FoodIndian Sweet DishesVegetarian

It is a quick recipe to make Moong Dal Barfi. We usually make a variety of sweets at our home, and Moong Dal Barfi takes a lot of time to prepare. This version of the recipe takes only 40 minutes to make the delicious and famous sweet. Though it is not the authentic one, but the taste is divine I can say. Try this easy to make Barfi and impress your loved ones.

Image : Moong Dal Barfi

moong dal barfi 5Important :


  • Preparation Time : 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 40 minutes
  • Inactive : 2-3 hours
  • Total Time : 55 minutes
  • Makes : 9-12 barfis

Ingredients :

  • Yellow Moong Dal or Split Yellow Gram (250 gm)
  • Ghee or Clarified Butter (1 cup)
  • Milk (1 cup)
  • Water (1 cup)
  • Sugar (1 cup)
  • Cardamom Powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Almonds (10) /sliced
  • Yellow Food Colour (few drops) /optional

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Soak moong dal for 4 hours

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Put it into a blender

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Blend, and add some water

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Again blend and make a smooth puree

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Put the puree on a cotton cloth

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Squeeze out all the water and make the mixture dry

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Add ghee in a heavy bottomed pan

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Add the dal mixture and start stirring it

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It takes little more effort in the first 5 minutes

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After 5 minutes

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After 10 minutes

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After 15 minutes

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After 20 minutes add milk

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Add water

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Mix well and cook for 5 minutes

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After 5 minutes, add sugar

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Add food colour

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Lastly add cardamom powder

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Mix well and switch off the flame

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Place the mixture on a greased plate

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Top it with almond slices and let it set for 2-3 hours

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Cut them into squares and serve

moong dal barfi 4Tips :

  • Do not forget to stir the mixture constantly while cooking.
  • Squeezing out water will help the barfi mixture cook faster.
  • You can skip the step of adding food colour.

You can also search for more Indian Dessert recipes like Malai Chum Chum, Rasgulla, Besan ke Laddu, Shakkar Para, Rasmalai, Coconut Kheer and many more.

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