Moong Dal Halwa

About this recipe: This is one of the most famous sweet dishes in Rajasthan. This sweet dish is made on every occasion especially weddings.

pragatim Washington, United States

Ingredients

Serves: 4 

  • 1 cup yellow moong dal (soaked and ground to a paste)
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1 teaspoon almonds (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water

Directions

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:30min soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Heat ghee in a pan, add moong dal paste and cook on medium heat till it turns light pink.
  2. In a seprate pan, dissolve sugar in hot water and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Add sugar syrup to the moong dal; mix it well. Add cardamom and stir it into the halwa. Garnish it with almonds and serve hot!

Tip

To avoid moong dal sticking to the pan, start with half the quantity of ghee and keep adding one tablespoon to the pan while cooking.

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