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moong dal halwa/ mugacha halwa
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Instant Moong dal halwa recipe

Moong dal halwa is a traditional Indian dessert, always served at winter weddings and festive occasion.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: moong dal halva, moong dal halwa without khoya, recipe of moong ka halwa
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • frying pan
  • spice grinder

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mung daal
  • 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 tablespoon Sliced nuts to garnish

Instructions

  • Wash the dahl 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 tablespoon cup warm milk to it.Keep it aside.
  • In a steel pan/non stick pan , dry roast the lentils on low flame for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add ¼ cup ghee and roast the lentils 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

Notes

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