Moong Dal Halwa

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मूंग दाल हलवा - हिन्दी में पढ़ें 

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A classic recipe that is relished throughout Rajasthan during the winter months, as it is supposed to keep the body warm and protect it from the bitter winter cold. It is considered to be auspicious, and is often prepared during Holi, Diwali and weddings too. It takes a long time and lots of patience to sauté the dal and prepare the Moong Dal Halwa, and it will probably require a little extra ghee too! However, the outcome is worth every minute of extra effort you put into it. You can make a larger quantity of this recipe and store it refrigerated for several weeks. Just add a little milk to the halwa before reheating it.

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Moong Dal Halwa recipe - How to make Moong Dal Halwa

Soaking time:  3 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 cups
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1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
a few saffron (kesar) strands
1 tbsp warm milk
1/2 cup ghee
1 cup warm milk
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

For The Garnish
2 tbsp almonds (badam) slivers
  1. Soak the yellow moong dal in enough water for 3 hours. Drain well and blend in a mixer to a coarse paste without using any water. Keep aside.
  2. Dissolve the saffron in 1 tablespoon of warm milk and keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the yellow moong dal paste and cook on a medium flame for 25 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the milk and 1 cup of warm water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the saffron-milk mixture, cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  7. Serve warm garnished with almond slivers or store in an air-tight container and refrigerate it.

RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook
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Moong Dal Halwa
 on 21 Jul 16 09:11 AM

I loved it....keep on telling more recipes.......
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Lokit.
21 Jul 16 09:36 AM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 07 Jul 16 06:28 PM

I tried Cakes n Moongdalhalwa . It became very nice . In hallwa Still I smelt a little bit raw smell n ghee not left the side for a long time. Give me some suggestion.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shalini, Make sure your flame is just as mentioned in the recipe. If you feel raw smell is yet there which actually should not happen do cook it a little more.
08 Jul 16 08:52 AM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 05 Jul 16 10:15 AM

Can regular cooking pil be used instaed of desi ghee and if yes how much should b the measurement?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Nyesha, we would not reccomend to use oil for this recipe.. as it is a rich preparation sweet.. If you wish, you could add less..
05 Jul 16 02:27 PM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 22 Jun 16 08:47 PM

Is there any substitute for milk ? We can use anything else apart from milk ?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Apurva, Milk will give you a nice creamy taste.. you can try with water..
23 Jun 16 04:52 PM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 12 May 16 02:09 PM

Will try the recipe soon. I had tried earlier but it used to stick a lot to kadhai. Give me tips for that
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mamtha, Try this recipe exactly, and keep stirring continuously when mentioned in the recipe.
12 May 16 02:29 PM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 01 May 16 12:03 PM

Very nice
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rekha, great to know you have liked the recipe.. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
02 May 16 03:15 PM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 21 Mar 16 11:19 AM

Amazing recipe.....outstanding ....i hve tried it...
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Nishtha , we are delighted you loved the Halwa recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
21 Mar 16 03:59 PM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 28 Oct 11 03:43 PM

Perfect one could believe that it is homemade halwa..and it delighted my mum with the thought that her daughter can make moong dal halwa much better than hers...