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Moong dal halwa

Moong dal halwa is a traditional sweet which is always served at winter weddings.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: ghee butter, instant mung dal halwa, moong dal halva, moong dal halwa
Servings: 4


  • ½ cup moong dal
  • ¾ cup ghee/clarified butter ¼ is used in the end while cooking
  • 2 ½ cup milk water mix ½ cup milk +2 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar add more as per taste
  • 8-10 strands kesar/saffron strands
  • 2 tbsp Sliced nuts to garnish


  • Wash the dal and dry it in the Sun for the whole day,powder it using a spice grinder.
  • In a small bowl,add few strands of saffron and add 2 tbsp. cup warm milk to it.Keep it aside.
  • In a steel pan/non stick pan , dry roast the moong dal on low flame for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add ¼ cup ghee and roast the moong dal until it starts turning brown,add further ¼ cup ghee,continue cooking for further 5-10 minutes until its light brown.
  • Add warm milk+water mixture with saffron+milk very slowly
  • Keep stirring until it is cooked on low flame and add sugar.
  • It will start turning thicker,add the remaining ¼ cup ghee ,spoon by spoon while cooking
  • Once it starts coming together, it will start releasing the ghee,thats when its ready
  • Garnish with sliced nuts.Serve warm


the moong dal halwa will be ready once the ghee starts separating in the pan, until that time you need to continue cooking on low flame.