How to make Moong Dal Halwa -

Rich and delicious, moong dal halwa takes some time to get ready but the end result is well worth all the effort.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Maa ki Dal.

Main Ingredients : Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) (मूंगदाल धुली),

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Moong Dal Halwa

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North Indians just need a reason to prepare this sweet delight called moong dal halwa. Moong dal or split green gram paste is sautéed in ghee on low heat till it goes fragrant and a beautiful golden brown in colour. The fruit of this laborious process is a sweet, rich and creamy moong dal halwa – which I am sure you won’t be able to keep your hands off! A couple of spoons of this one and a good night’s sleep is assured.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Moong Dal Halwa Recipe

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) soaked and ground to a coarse paste 1 cup

  • Ghee 1 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 tablespoon

  • Milk 1 1/2 cups

  • Saffron (kesar) for garnish

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Khoya/mawa 3/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder a pinch

  • Almonds cut into slivers 10-12

  • Chandi ka varq 1 sheet


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add gram flour and mix well. Add moong dal, lower heat and mix well.

Step 2

Sauté, stirring continuously, till golden brown or for 20-25 minutes.

Step 3

Heat ½ cup milk in another non-stick pan. Add generous pinch of saffron and mix well for 1 minute. Switch off heat.

Step 4

Heat sugar and 1 cup water in another non-stick pan. Cook till sugar dissolves completely.

Step 5

Add saffron milk to moong dal and mix well.

Step 6

Add remaining milk and keep stirring. Add khoya in saffron milk pan, mix and heat for 2 minutes.

Step 7

Add khoya to moong dal mixture along with cardamom powder, some almond slivers and sugar syrup.

Step 8

Mix well, cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring once a while.Remove lid, mix once. Switch off heat and transfer in a serving dish.

Step 9

Serve hot garnished with chandi ka varq, saffron and remaining almond slivers.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.