Moong Dal Halwa

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 (12 0.25 cup )
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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.

Nutrient values per 0.25 cup
Energy212 cal
Protein3.9 g
Carbohydrates27.7 g
Fiber1 g
Fat9.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A104.6 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C0.2 mg
Folic Acid18.7 mcg
Calcium47.1 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium6.8 mg
Potassium161.8 mg
Zinc0.4 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook

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Moong Dal Halwa
 on 05 Apr 18 01:19 AM

could you please share why water is added to the halwa recipe, can I omit the water and add milk only
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Water has to be added along with the milk for the right consistency....please follow the recipe exactly...
05 Apr 18 08:46 AM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 22 Mar 18 08:26 PM

Tarla aunty me bachpan se mere gharme aapka naam sunti aayi hun, meri badi didi aapki recipe book hamesha follow karti this.Didi jab aapki Sindhai mirchi ki sabji banati thi to sab ungliyan chaat jatethe. Ash bhi aapki book he didi k pas or wo nayi nayi dishes banati rahetihe.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your kind try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it...happy cooking !!
26 Mar 18 08:52 AM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 22 Mar 18 08:18 PM

Moong Dal Halwa
 on 10 Mar 18 10:24 PM

Mam The recipe was yummy How long can it stay in fridge or outside I want to prepare a couple of days before serving
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, It will lasts in an air tight container in the fridge for atleast 7 days and in the freezer for a month....
12 Mar 18 08:44 AM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 11 Jan 18 02:49 PM

My husband is very fond of sweets..we liked it..pls do send ur deserts nd pudding recipes regularly
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mehek, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out..Happy Cooking !!
12 Jan 18 08:45 AM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 15 Nov 17 01:52 PM

Moong Dal Halwa
 on 19 Oct 17 12:57 PM

I tried this recipe it is lil different from the one I know and my privilege to share the positive feedback here. it is not very heavy on the palate. must try. your site is boon for the young girls who wants to cook traditional dishes without going wrong. many thanks
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 05 Oct 17 08:35 PM

I''m going to try this recepie seems delucious
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rekha, Do try it and let us know how you enjoyed it...happy cooking !!
06 Oct 17 08:38 AM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 28 Sep 17 07:43 PM we use jaggery instead of sugar? and any other substitute for milk?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Yes you can try with jaggery but milk has to be used as with water it will not taste good at all....
29 Sep 17 08:47 AM
Moong Dal Halwa
 on 13 Sep 17 06:45 PM

Its important to use saffron..
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