Saturday, June 18, 2011

Moong Dal Halwa - मूंग दाल हलवा (Moong Bean Fudge)

Hello Friends,

Another Blogging Marathon week. It is BM # 6 and I am doing Regional Specials again and will be posting 7 days of Rajasthani Delicacies. Today is Day 3 and here is my Rajasthani Special for the same.

It is a very traditional halwa that is usually made on festivals or marriages or most commonly Diwali :)

Moong Dal Halwa - मूंग दाल हलवा (Moong Bean Fudge)
Ingredients
Moong Dal (Yellow Moong Bean) - 1/2 cups
Mawa/Khoa (Milk Reductions) - 1/2 cup
Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Mixed nuts - I picked Cashew and raisins (broken), roasted in little ghee.
Preparation
  • Soak moong dal in water for about 2-3 hours and then grind to coarse paste with no water.
  • Heat ghee in a non-stick pan and fry ground moong till nice aroma comes from it and it stops sticking to the bottom.
  • Now, add mawa and sugar to it and mix well, stirring frequently till, it all comes to a halwa/fudge consistency. 
  • Once the dal is all cooked, nice aroma will come and the ghee will start separating, which would mean it is done.
  • At this point, mix fried cashew and raisins to it or use it as garnishing in individual bowls, as you prefer.
  • Alternatively, you can grease a plate, pour the cooked halwa right after you take it off from the heat and then cut in desired shapes. Just easy to serve and good portion size :)
Serving
Serve it as dessert (warm) to end a perfect dinner !!!

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31 comments:

Vardhini said...

Yummy halwa Priya .. looks so inviting with the cashews and raisins.

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Hari Chandana said...

I love this recipe.. yours looks absolutely inviting.. delicious !!
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Mélange said...

Ooh...looks absolutely tempting Priya..

Raji said...

This halwa is my fav Priya..during marriages I make sure to go to this halwa stall and eat this heartily. I make this at home too but always find the daal roasting process very tiring..but in the end its worth all the effort.

vaishali sabnani said...

looks yum...waiting for the rt season to make it!

Laxmi said...

Yummy Halwa. Healthy too.

Cooking Foodie said...

I love this halwa - only scary thing is the ghee :) and tht i cant stop at one serving :)

Priya Sreeram said...

moong dal halwa looks finger-licking good !!!

Aarthi said...

yummy dish

Deeksha said...

super delicious!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Perfect moong dal ki halwa and well explained too. Thanks for sharing.

sangeeta said...

What a sweet treat on your blog...loved the malpua , gujhia and this mung halwa ...all of them our family favorites....

Jay said...

absolutely delicious..nice presentation priya..:)
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Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Oh girl, this looks just perfect!! :)
I was eagerly waiting for an authentic recipe for Moong Dal Halwa like this; thanks a ton and a ton and a ton!! :))

Usha said...

I have not tasted the moong dal halwa but have seen it in lot of blogs. Mouthwatering!

mykitchentrials said...

Can I use condensed milk for Khoya? Planning to try this one.

Raina said...

Wow yum! What a treat! It sounds delicious with wonderful flavors:)

Chaitanya said...

very yummy halwa .... you have nice collection of recipes ... glad to follow you.
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harini-jaya said...

Mouth watering halwa..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely and delicious halwa.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely and delicious halwa.

Jayashree said...

I remember making this for ICC....without mawa, though. Yours looks great.

Priya said...

Love moongdal halwa, i can easily finish that whole bowl..

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks very delicious!

Srivalli said...

Simply delicious looking halwa priya..

Anu Nandu said...

I dreamt about halwa last night. And now I see this - looks delicious. Time for me to make it soon.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow looks so wonderful !! loved the idea of adding mawa to it !!

aipi said...

Mom used to make it all the time n we love it! You have done a really wonderful job here, I am amazed by the texture..
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Mom Chef said...

looks delicious !

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Degchi said...

Perfect Winter sweet!! I like it dal badam halwa version also.

Jayanta Ghosh said...

I came across your blog while looking for some moong dal recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye on your post.
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