Moong Dal Halwa

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Since our childhood we have been eating gajar ka halwa, panjeeri, aate ke laddoo, daal ki pinni etc. however today kids want pastries, cakes or chocolates etc for sweets. Richness of dry fruits with handsome ghee is totally missing in modern sweet products.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Served As: Desserts
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Servings 4


  • Moong Dal split green gram skinless 1 cup dhuli
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 250 gm Khoya or mawa mawa
  • 1 cup Desi Ghee
  • 15 Almonds remove skin and sliced
  • 10 Pistachio Nuts sliced
  • 1-2 strands Saffron
  • cup Water one


  • Dissolve almonds in water and keep a side for 6 hours, remove the skin and slice them
  • Wash and soak the moong dal for four to six hours. In a mixer grinding it coarsely using very less water
  • Prepare a sugar syrup with one cup sugar and one cup of water. Heat both of them together till you get a one string sugar syrup.
  • Dissolve Saffron in 1 tablespoon of water and keep aside
  • Take Pistachio nuts and slice them. Take mawa with the help of gratter grate it and keep aside
  • Once all preparations are done take a non stick pan add ghee heat it, add ground moong dal.
  • On a low flame keep cooking moong dal till it turns golden brown. This step needs time at least 35 - 40 minutes on low flame and continuously stirring it. The more you give love and time to this step your halwa will come nearer to perfection
  • Now add sugar syrup and saffron to this and mix it well with moong dal till they are perfectly mixed
  • Now add mava to this and cook till it is dissolved
  • Garnish it with almonds, pistachio and enjoy

Recipe Notes

  • It should be made on low flame on a non-sticky bottom heavy pan and stir it continuously to avoid it getting stuck to the pan

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Meera Girdhar
Meera Girdhar

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