Moong Daal Halwa Recipe

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Moong daal halwa, one of the oldest Indian sweet recipe. I remember I used to take a minimum of 2 to 3 servings where ever I find this. This is one of the best sweet in India. I can’t stop praising about this dessert, lol. Moong daal halwa recipe is basically a Rajasthani dessert and is made using a lot of ghee. So this recipe is not for people who are on diet. But of course, you can have it on your chest day. Moong daal halwa is also called as king of desserts because it takes a lot of time to cook and but definitely can build your arms. The best season to eat moong daal halwa is during winter because it has a lot of ghee and this is best enjoyed when it’s warm.

To make moong dal ka halwa recipe you need to have a lot of patience, because you need to cook it on low flame, stirring it continuously, making sure the halwa doesn’t get burnt. Don’t worry all your hard work will be paid off when you serve this delicious warm moong daal halwa to your loved ones. You always make a large amount of halwa and put in an airtight container and refrigerate it for a few weeks. And whenever you feel like having, just warm it up with little milk and delicious moong daal halwa is ready again.

Let’s quickly check out the video and get an idea of how it is prepared and the ingredients we need for it. I have done some silly mistakes in the video subtitles, please ignore.

I think I have given you a brief description on how to make and what all you need to make moong daal halwa, but then let me just list down the ingredients for you all


  • 1/2 cup split moong daal
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom powder
  • Few saffron strands
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1 tablespoon Sooji
  • 1 tablespoon besan
  • 1/2 cup almond powder
    And a lot of patience

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  1. Wash and soak moong daal for 4 hours
  2. In a sauce pan add water, sugar, cardamom powder and saffron and boil for about 5 minutes
  3. Drain excess water and grind soaked moong daal to a coarse paste
  4. Now heat ghee in a pan and Sooji, besan and almond flour or powder to it
  5. Roast Sooji, besan and almond powder for 2 minutes
  6. Next, add the moong daal paste to it
  7. Cook the paste till ghee oozes out
  8. Next, add the sugar syrup to the cooked moong daal paste
  9. Stir the halwa continuously
  10. Cook the halwa till the water evaporates
  11. Finally, add chopped nuts
  12. Winter special moong daal halwa is ready to serve

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