Moong Dal Halwa
Moong Dal Halwa is a delicacy of the state of Rajasthan. It is a rich, creamy and pudding-like dessert. Made with split yellow moong dal, this is a popular and delicious dessert for the winter months.
- 1/2 cup split yellow Moong dal, washed
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter ghee
- 1/2 cup sugar add 2 tablespoon more
- 1/8 tsp cardamom powder
- few strands saffron
- 2 cups water
- 2 tbsp sliced almonds
- Wash dal thoroughly and soak in 3 cups of water for at least 4 hours. Drain the water and blend dal into a thick paste, adding just enough water as needed to blend.
- Boil water and sugar in a pan over medium heat, for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add cardamom powder and saffron; set aside.
- In a non-stick or heavy bottom frying pan add moong dal paste and melted butter. Mix well.
- Turn on the stove to medium heat and fully cook dal paste. Use spatula to gently press the paste, then fold the paste over and press again. Repeat this pressing and folding of the dal paste several times until the texture becomes grainy and light brown in color. This will take approximately 15 minutes, and will have a sweet, mild aroma when it is cooked.
- Lower the heat to medium-low. Add syrup to the dal, little at a time. The syrup will splatter as you are adding. Cover and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Remove cover, stir and cook for another minute. Turn off the heat. Garnish with almonds.
The halwa will thicken over time. Halwa tastes best if it is served warm.
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38 thoughts on “Moong Dal Halwa”
Hello Aunty, I tried to cook the halwa but I think i rushed it and now it still tastes raw. Is there anyway that this can be fixed?
Swetu, after adding the water it becomes hard to cook, a suggestion I have not tried but I think this should work spread halwa over microwave safe plate and cook 2 minutes stir and again cook for 1 or 2 minutes. let me know if it worked
MANJULA JI NAMASTE,
REALLY IT’S LOOKING SOOOO YUMMMMY AND FEEL LIKE EATING NOW ITSELF BUT NOT POSSIBLE BCOZ IM IN OFFICE.THANKING TO U THAT U SHARED UR RECIPE WITH US. I HAVE BABY BOY MANY RESPONSIBILITIES NO TIME TO MAKE NEW DISHES BUT INSPIRED BY U AND TRYING MY BEST.
BHAVISHA SANJAY HUMANE
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aunty ji kya moong daal halwa me koya dallana jaru ri hey
very nice recipe and thanx for sharing 🙂
I tried it and came out nice ! But my halwa color was brown instead of orange. May be because I did not put kesar or I rosted more 🙁 But taste was too good.
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hi manjula aunty, this halwa is really superb and mouth watering, where are u from aunty? i wish u were my neighbour so i can taste your recipies everday :D, please keep posting more such wonderful recipies so i can learn from you..god bless..
hi aunty i tried ur recepie turned so good
My husband used to crib daily in our so many years of marriage, luckily someone told me about your websites just 6 months back. Now I cook one recipe each day from your website, now cooking comes to me good and tasty n hubby too is happy.
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i prepared d mung dal halwa in home by following u r recip. An it test’s gud.
Its very nice & easy recipe. I like all recipes of Manjula’s kitchen. I see vidios daily and make new recipes…
nice recipe its very tasti
First time I’m visiting your blog.
Is saffron mandatory in the above recipe?
Please let me know
Thanks in advance
I tried this moong dal halwa and it turned out to be superb! we loved it, specially my husband, its one of his fav. dessert and loved it.
Thanks a lot to you….
Manjula Aunty, How you thin sliced almonds….Is there any Kitchen appliance used for it ?
There are slicers available in the market (depending which one you have access to) in different names: Ultimate Slicer, Neno Slicer, Dry fruit slicer and so on. You can visit the following website and see how a Neno Slicer looks like — This might help you finding the one that suits your need:
It is a pleasure to see that you are so active in recipisome site,I am also interested in sharing my recipient but I do not know how one should introduce
Hi Manjula aunty
Yesterday i made bundi ladoo and it was so nice my family enjoyed.but this all hapens only becoz of you. you’r my Gin my all wishes comes true.whenever i want to make some thing i just open your web side and my dish is rady.
Thankyou so much aunty.
I have been looking & of course cooking a lot of recepie from Ur site.
Thought of adding something new to Ur collection.
Moog Dal ka halwa can be made very fast (faster than Ur way) at home – I give U hint of it – Rest U can expand
Instead of soaking daal – Dry Grind it in normal kitchen grinder, cook well (till light golden brown) in Ghee (as we do for atta halwa) & then pour in mixture of Water & milk (equal quantities) and cook ir further.
The cooked dal absorbs it all very fast. Feels like heavily mixed Khoya.
Try it! Its so fast to cook. 5-7 min in total
sanjay Gulati Musafir
Thank you for the tip.
Aunty Ji……u are amazing…….Halwa looks yummmmm…….and I am going to make it now……
Aunty dis is a great recepie..i love all your videos. i use your recepies in my daily life. you are a blessing for me because i used to hate cooking before. but now thanks to you i can cook all i want. and this mong dal halwa is just awesomeeee..thank you
Thank you manjula aunty .its so tempering………..i am u r great fan.
Thank you Manjula aunty, For making this receipe look so simple, I may have become fan of your site 🙂 can’t wait to prepare this delicious dish 🙂
Hi Manjula Aunty,
Thnx 4 all the lovely & easy 2 make dishes!!!!!!!!
Hi Manjula Aunty,
This is the first time I m posting this comment.I love watching ur recipes,and have tried them at home.I got excellent appreciation frm my daughters!!!!!!!! Thnx for the lovely & easy to make dishes!!!!!!!
HELLO MANJULA CAN U PLZ POST A RECIPE FOR MALPUDA OR MALPUVA PLZ
cant wait to try this recipe for my in laws.
My fav halwa.. looks really good.. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I am looking for this recipe for a long time. Will surely try..I want to use milk in this recipe. When to add & how much quantity. plz reply me mam 🙂
Love this recipie… cant wait to try this one… my husband loves this halwa but i could not make as the recipies i refered seemed so complicated and tried few times but didnt came out good…
Next week he is returning from a trip and will surprise him with this halwa… thank you so much for such wonderful recipe..
Tried this one tday and came out superb!!
thanks again aunty:)
Look like tasty halwa.I going to try.
Most awaiting recipe …..
Shall try this soon……
Thank you Manjula aunty for recipe
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