Moong Daal Halwa


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Get set to tempt your sweet tooth with this mouthwatering indian dessert recipe, moong daal halwa. The moong dal and ghee blend together perfectly with the sugar and chopped nuts in the moong dal halwa and is typically relished in the months of winter.

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Moong Daal Halwa recipe - How to make Moong Daal Halwa

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2 cups yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup milk
2 pinches of saffron (kesar) strands , soaked in 1 tsp milk
few drops of rose essence
1 1/4 cups ghee
1 1/2 cups sugar
  1. Clean, wash and soak the moong dal in enough water for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and blend in a mixer to a coarse paste.
  3. Heat the ghee in a pan, add the moong dal paste and saute till it turns golden brown.
  4. Add the milk and cook on a slow flame, till the milk evaporates.
  5. Add the ricotta cheese, mix well and cook for a few minutes until it mixes well.
  6. Dissolve sugar in a cup of water, add saffron and reduce syrup to a one thread consistency.
  7. Add the moong dal to syrup and mix well.
  8. Add the rose essence, mix well and serve hot.

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This recipe was contributed by mcgraff on 08 Oct 2011

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