Moong Dal Halwa



I was so excited when Srivalli chose Moong Dal Halwa for Indian Cooking Challenge this month. It's one of my favorite dishes, perfect for the winter and it's been atleast a couple of years since I had some. I missed the last few challenges and I was praying that the next one would not involve any deep frying. So this was just perfect.
I followed the second recipe, the only change I made was reducing the ghee to just 2tbs. That probably made a difference to the consistency of the halwa, we could only have it warm as it used to become stiff when cool. Also added cardamom powder. The halwa was yumm and just irresistible.





Moong Dal Halwa
Ingredients:
1 cup split yellow moong dal
1/2 cup ghee
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
cashew and raisins roasted in ghee for garnish

Method:
Roast the moong dal till aromatic and the color changes slightly.
Wash and soak the dal in water overnight.
Next morning grind to a paste with as little water as possible.
Heat half the ghee in a pan and add the moong dal paste. Cook on low flame stirring frequently to avoid burning. The dal cooks really fast and will become very thick. Start adding the remaining ghee intermittently and cook till aromatic and ghee oozes out.
Mix the sugar and milk and boil the mixture. Add this slowly to the dal. Cook on low heat, stirring continuously till the ghee surfaces..
Garnish with cashews and raisins. Serve warm.

43 comments:

  1. Looks yummy and perfect..it was fun making it right..

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  2. The halwa has turned out super delicious.Yum!!

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  3. Hey it looks the best I have checked ever..

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  4. Such a delectable halwa, looks fantastic..I enjoyed making it..

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  5. wow it looks so tempting, will have to make it soon

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  6. Its raining Halwa today. This one looks very yummy!!

    Nice click!!

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  7. its halwa everywhere..looks delicous and nice picture..

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  8. delicious halwa. looks so nice :)

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  9. The moong dal halwa is pretty and marvelous! Lovely!

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  10. Soooo tempting and lovely halwa with beautiful clicks...

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  11. Yummy yummy halwa...droolworthy!!

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  12. never tried dis halwa...wow!!delicious and nice click

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  13. looks yummy!
    join with us in the EFM-MUTTON SERIES and for more details, check this url

    http://www.srishkitchen.com/2009/12/efm-mutton-series.html

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  14. Looks like every where there is halwa. Yumm.

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  15. Poornima, the halwa looks great. i loved the garnish especially.

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  16. It's been long since i visited here....how r u? how is life? halwa looks delicious....

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  17. The halwa looks beautiful Poornima ! Lovely picture :-)

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  18. The Halwa has come out really well!!! Very yummy looking!!1

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  19. Hi Poornima,

    Its my first time here. You have a wonderful blog with nice recipes and nice clicks!

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  20. Halwa luks delicious...love this healthy sweets:)

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  21. Dear Poornima,
    The moong daal halwa looks irresistible :) and I loved your desserts and cakes section:)
    Cheers,
    Rachana

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  22. Droolworthy..guess you enjoyed the challenge..How is your health? Getting more tired and excited to welcome the new member...Keep us posted and take care :D

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  23. Poornima, moong dal halwa looks so delicious...

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  24. Awesome.. that halwa looks mouthwatering.

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  25. moong dhal halwa, how did I miss that? looks fabulous, I would have almost said sooji halwa, looks great!!! will mail you!!

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  26. wow! it looks delicious!

    join with us in the EFM-Mutton Series going in my blog!Deadline for the event is 15th of February! Visit http://www.srishkitchen.com/2009/12/efm-mutton-series.html for more details

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  27. hi
    first time here..moong daal halwa looks yumm and tasty..

    cheers

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  28. This halwa should be damn yummmmmmy!

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  29. Long time since I dropped by! How have you been?

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  30. super halwa n beautiful click...
    im here after one month....realizing hw difficult to take care of a baby.. :).

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  31. Hi Poornima - low fat halwa :) Is this soft and does it get hard over time?

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  32. Hey,
    First time here. Love this Halwa which actually made me hit the "Follow" button. You have got some fabulous cake recipes as well. Enjoyed my stay here. Will be visiting you often. Til then, adios.

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  33. Mouth watering halwa..
    looks delicious..a perfect winter recipe. thanks

    www.myyatradiary.blogspot.com

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  34. Hi poornima....just came to check on you...hope everything is going well on ur side....U r being missed.....Why no blogging recently?...Busy aayo?
    Love,
    shabs.

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  35. yummy Halwa.. loved pineapple upside down cake.. i was looking for some pineapple cake recipe.. perfect!

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