Moong Dal Halwa is an Indian dessert made with skinless split green gram. It's a very rich sweet with loads of ghee and dry fruits.

Moong Dal Halwa Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 903 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Moong Dal Halwa is an Indian dessert made with skinless split green gram. It's a very rich sweet with loads of ghee and dry fruits.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 cup Ghee
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 200 g Khoya
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 pinch Saffron
  • 10-12 Almonds Chopped
  • 10-12 Cashew Nuts Chopped

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak moong dal in water for 5-6 hours.

  2. Drain the water completely.

  3. Grind the dal coarsely in a bender without any water

  4. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan.

  5. Add the ground dal.

  6. Fry the dal on very low heat till it turns light golden brown.

  7. Add milk and cook till all the milk is absorbed by the dal.

  8. Add the khoya and dry fruits.

  9. Mix well.

  10. Add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron.

  11. Cook on low heat till the halwa turns brown and starts to leave ghee from sides.

  12. Keep stirring throughout.

  13. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is a labour of love, so repeat after me "there is no short cut to make this recipe".

Roast the dal in ghee on low heat until it turns golden brown in color. This step takes 25-30 minutes but trust me it makes or breaks the halwa.

This halwa keeps good for a long time, so you can refrigerate it for upto 10 days.

To re heat the halwa, the best is using a microwave, but you can re heat it in a pan over stove top. Sprinkle a tbsp of milk while heating.

My mom roast the halwa after adding the sugar in microwave. It reduces some of her muscle work. You can also try the method. Follow the process until adding sugar. Then transfer the halwa in a microwave safe pan and micro for 10-15 minutes, stopping the microwave at every 5 minutes and stirring the halwa. Do this until halwa becomes brown and ghee starts to ooze out from the sides.

You can store this halwa in an airtight container for up to 10 days in refrigerator.

Just warm it in microwave before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Moong Dal Halwa Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 903 Calories from Fat 594
% Daily Value*
Fat 66g102%
Saturated Fat 39g244%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 218mg9%
Potassium 753mg22%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 586mg59%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.