moong dal halwa
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Moong dal halwa recipe: A festive Indian Treat 2023

1. Introduction to Moong Dal Halwa recipe

Moong Dal Halwa is a delightful Indian dessert, known for its rich, nutty flavor and mouthwatering taste. Made from soaked and ground split yellow moong dal, this dessert is cooked to perfection in ghee, sweetened with sugar, and garnished with a generous amount of nuts.

2. Ingredients Required

To make Moong Dal Halwa recipe, you will need:

  • 1 cup of split yellow moong dal
  • 1 cup of ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of condensed milk (optional for a richer taste)
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • Chopped almonds, cashews, and pistachios for garnish
Chopped dry fruits in the bowl

3. Soaking and Grinding Moong Dal

  1. Wash the split moong dal thoroughly and soak it in water for at least 4 hours.
  2. Drain the water and grind the soaked dal into a coarse paste without adding too much water.
Soaked moong dal

4. Cooking the Halwa Mixture

  1. In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat ghee and add the ground moong dal paste.
  2. Cook the dal paste in ghee on low heat, stirring continuously to avoid lumps and ensure even cooking.
Dal paste in pan

5. Preparing Tempting Sugar Syrup

  1. In a separate pan, combine sugar and water to make a sugar syrup.
  2. Dissolve the sugar completely, and add saffron strands for a beautiful color and flavor.
Preparing sugar syrup

6. Roasting Nuts and Garnishing

  1. In a small pan, roast chopped almonds, cashews, and pistachios in ghee until they turn golden and fragrant.
  2. Add the roasted nuts to the cooking moong dal mixture, reserving some for garnishing.
Roasted cashews, pistachios, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts.

7. Serving and Relishing Moong Dal Halwa

Serve the hot and flavorful Moong Dal Halwa in individual bowls, garnished with the reserved roasted nuts. This delightful Indian dessert is perfect for celebrating festivals or any special occasion with family and friends.

Tempting moong dal halwa recipe

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