Moong Dal Halwa

Moong Dal Halwa is a classic Indian Dessert. This halwa is a very popular Rajasthani delicacy. In each and every festivals of India, sweet dishes plays a very important role in every household. We all know that making Moong Dal Halwa is a very time-consuming and tiring process as it takes around 2-3 hours to make the authentic halwa, but in this recipe, we are making this halwa within 40 minutes of cooking with some easy tricks.

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moong dal halwa 23Important :


  • Preparation Time : 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 40 minutes
  • Total Time : 55 minutes
  • Serve For : 4

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 (15) /chopped
  • 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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Chopped Almonds. Mix well and serve

moong dal halwa 22Tips :

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

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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One Reply to “Moong Dal Halwa”

  1. Mona says:

    Hi ,I made moong dal halwa today but I added water a little early n there is now raw daal taste , what should I do

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