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moong dal halwa mugacha halwa
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Instant Moong dal halwa recipe

Moong ki dal ka 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 recipe without soaking, moong dal halwa without khoya, moong ka halwa recipe, mung ka halva, mung ka halwa, recipe of moong ka halwa
Servings: 4


  • frying pan
  • spice grinder


  • 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


  • 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 tbsp. 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


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.