easy moong dal halwa recipe|how to make moong dal ka halwa

moong dal halwa recipe-smooth moong dal paste slowly cooked in ghee and sugar syrup is one of the popular dessert recipes in India.In this post you will learn how to make moong dal halwa recipe at home?moong-dal-halwa-on-glass-bowl

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Though,there are the various ways to make moong dal ka halwa recipe yet this is very delicious and easy recipe of moong dal halwa.

 

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What is moong dal halwa made of?

moong dal halwa is made of soaked smooth paste moong dal cooked in clarified butter or ghee,sugar syrup,cardamom powder

and some roasted dry fruits including cashew nut,almond,pistachios,raisins.

 

How to serve moong dal halwa?

moong dal halwa servers best as a hot.

You can refrigerate it for 2 to 3 days,before eating just make sugar syrup and mix it on halwa as mentioned below.

 

Note: at the,end of this detail step by step moong dal preparation,i put all the ingredients list including quick overview of steps

in recipe card.

 

Tips To Make Best moong dal ka Halwa 

  • Cooking Method: while pouring moong dal paste in kadai always cook in low flame otherwise it will makes lumps.
  • Reduce Stickiness Of Halwa: to avoid any stickiness of moong halwa must use suji or semolina,besan or gram flour (direction shown in below) and mix it with butter before adding moong dal paste.
  • Choice Of Pan: use heavy bottom non stick pan or kadai,as it helps to stir continuously halwa and prevents any stickiness on pan. 

 

recipe for moong dal halwa step by step with photo?

The whole moong dal halwa preparation process classified into two simple steps,

first one is making moong dal paste,

and

second one is making  moong dal ka halwa

so,lets make it now.

 

Making Moong Dal Paste

 

1.Pour 200 gm yellow moong dal in a bowl.

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2.Add sufficient water in it.

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3.Keep the soak moong dal for at least 7 to 8 hour or you can place it overnight.

soak-moong-dal-in-spoon

 

4.Now drain all the water completely and pour the soaked lentils in blender.

soak-moong-dal-in-blender

 

5.With adding a little water make a smooth paste.

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Making Moong Dal Ka Halwa

 

1.Add 100 to 125 gm ghee or clarified butter in a pan and melt it in low flame.

melt-ghee-on-non_stick-pan

 

2.Add 1 tbsp semolina or suji

saute-suji-on-butter

 

 

3.Add 1 tbsp gram flour or besan.

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4.Mix them in ghee for at least 2 to 3 min in low flame.

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Note: We use here a small quantity of suji and besan which prevents stickiness of moong dal halwa on bottom of pan.

 

5.Now,pour ground moong dal and stir continuously in low flame until raw aroma of moong dal completely disappear and moong

lentils become slightly brown.

pour-smooth-moong-dal-paste-in-pan

 

6.In this whole process moong dal changes it states from paste to lumps and then release fat and separated from each other.

 

7.mung lentils also changes it’s colour form yellowish to light brown.

 

8.To enhance flavour moong dal halwa sprinkle 1/2 tsp cardamom powder.

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9.Now to make sugar syrup,add 400 ml water in a kadai or  deep pan.

 

pour-water-in-deep-kadai

 

10.Also add 100 to 150 gm sugar.

pour-sugar-in-kadai

 

 

11.Make sugar syrup boil for 3 to 4 min. 

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Note:If you want to use milk either boil it with sugar syrup or mix it later after adding sugar syrup in halwa.

 

12.Now carefully add sugar syrup in hot halwa as the mixture sizzles.

pour-sugar-syrup-on-moong-halwa

 

13.Also add dry fruits including cashew nut,almond,pistachios,raisins and mix it with halwa.

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14.Then, stir continuously in low flame until all dal completely absorbs sugar syrup and starts to leave ghee from it’s side.

moong-dal-halwa-on-kadai

 

Moong Dal Halwa Recipe Card

Here is the quick overview of all the ingredients of Moong Dal ka Halwa including quick step by step preparation of moong dal halwa

shown in recipe card.

Take note of all ingredient list.

 

Yield: 3

easy moong dal halwa recipe

moong-dal-halwa-on-glass-bowl

moong dal halwa is one of the popular indian dessert dish in india which is usually prepared during festive seasons and marriage.Though moong dal halwa takes a lot more time than other halwa recipe yet it is very easy recipe can easily prepared at home.

Prep Time 7 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

For Moong Dal Paste

  •  200 gm yellow moong dal 
  •  500 ml water

For Sugar Syrup

  •  400 ml water
  •  100 to 150 gm sugar

For Moong Dal Halwa

  •  100 to 125 gm ghee or clarified butter
  •  1 tbsp gram flour or besan
  •  1 tbsp semolina or suji
  •  1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  •  7 to 8 cashewnut [chopped]
  •  7 to 8 almond [chopped]
  •  5 to 6 chopped pista [optional]
  •  2 to 3 tbsp golden raisins
  •  1 pinch of saffron [optional]

Instructions

how to make moong dal halwa recipe?

  1. At first,for making best moong dal halwa soak the moong dal in water for at least 7 to 8 hour.
  2. Then,drain all the water completely.
  3. Now,pour all the soaked mung lentils in grinder with a little water and make a smooth moong dal paste.
  4. Next add ghee or clarified butter in a non stick pan and spread it evenly in low flame.
  5. Now,add gram flour or besan,semolina or suji and make a quick stir at least 2 min to mix with ghee. .
  6. After that,add ground moong dal and mix it with other ingredients.
  7. Now,stir continuously halwa in low flame until raw aroma of moong dal completely goes away and moong lentils become slightly brown.
  8. In this whole process moong dal changes it states from paste to lumps and then release fat and separated from each other.
  9. It also changes it's colour form yellowish to light brown.
  10. While halwa is cooking prepare sugar syrup,add water and sugar in a kadai and make it boil to 3 to 4 min. .
  11. If you want to use milk either boil it with sugar syrup or add it later after mixing sugar syrup in halwa.
  12. Now carefully mix sugar syrup in hot halwa as the mixture sizzles.
  13. Then, stir continuously in low flame until all dal completely absorbs sugar syrup and starts to leave ghee from it's side.
  14. For enhancing flavour moong dal halwa sprinkle cardamom powder,dry fruits including cashew nut,almond,pistachios,raisins and mix it with halwa.
  15. Finally,for garnishing carrot halwa add roasted dry fruit and mix it with halwa.

So,we make one of the popular Indian Sweet recipe Moong Dal Halwa,now serves it hot with garnishing chopped dry fruits.

Notes

1.For perfect moong dal halwa soak yellow moong lentils at least 7 to 8 hour,then make smooth paste from it.

2.You can refrigerate this moong dal for 2 to 3 days,before eating just make sugar syrup as mentioned above and pour in this halwa.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

3

Amount Per ServingCalories 891Total Fat 50gSaturated Fat 29gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 118mgSodium 204mgCarbohydrates 101gFiber 10gSugar 67gProtein 14g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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