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Moong Dal Halwa for Diwali special

>> Sunday, November 7, 2010

moong dal halwa 3

Wish you all Happy Diwali !!!

One of the popular North Indian Sweet served in most of their marriages & its my diwali sweet as well.  Rich & heavy sweet prepared with lotz of ghee & nuts, which are perfect for celebrating the special occasion & festival.  

Ingredients :
  1. Moong dal - 1/2 cup
  2. Ghee - 1/2 cup
  3. Nuts (cashewnuts, almonds, raisins) - 1/4 cup
  4. Sugar - 3/4 cup
  5. Water - little more than 1/4 cup
  6. Milk - 1/2 cup
  7. Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Few strands of saffron
moong dal halwa 1

Direction to cook :

1.   Soak the moong dal in the water for 3 to 4 hrs (preferably overnight).

2.   Drain the water & grind them coarsely.  

3.   Heat ghee in the pan, add the grounded dal paste.  Over the low flame, cook them till light brown & leaves a aroma.

4.   Meanwhile, prepare the one string sugar syrup using sugar & water.  Keep aside.

5.   Once, the dal is cooked add the sugar syrup & then milk.  keep stirring continuously.

6.   Finally, add the roasted nuts & saffron strands.

moong dal halwa 2

Serve warm.

10 comments:

Mangala Bhat November 7, 2010 at 9:06 PM  

Hi ..I heard about this .sweet.Never tased .will definatly try that soon!Thanks for sharing!

Uma November 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM  

looks so delicious. Belated Happy Diwali to you and your family.

Priya November 7, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

Such a droolworthy halwa..

Sayali November 8, 2010 at 1:09 AM  

thnx for the recipe dear...
I have always loved the moong daal halwa...and happy diwali as well :)

Suja Sugathan November 8, 2010 at 5:47 AM  

Delicious halwa..superb click.

Yummy Team November 8, 2010 at 10:55 AM  

Moong dal halwa looks great!! Belated Diwali wishes to you..

Suparna November 8, 2010 at 11:01 AM  

hi Ammu,
Good to see you in a long time!
Hope u had a great Diwali!
The halwa looks yummy.
TC

Dershana November 9, 2010 at 5:46 PM  

Beautiful clicks, ammu. I'm yet to try moongdhal halwa.

swapna November 10, 2010 at 1:40 AM  

tempting and delicious sweet...

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