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asoka halwa recipe
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ashoka halwa recipe | asoka halwa recipe | pasi paruppu halwa

easy ashoka halwa recipe | asoka halwa recipe | pasi paruppu halwa
Course sweet
Cuisine tamil nadu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


or pressure cooking:

for halwa:

for dry fruits:


  • firstly, in a pressure cooker heat 1 tsp ghee and roast ½ cup moong dal.
  • add 2 cup water and mix well.
  • cover and pressure cook for 3 whistles or until dal is cooked well.
  • cool the dal completely and blend to smooth paste. keep aside.
  • in a large kadai heat ¼ cup ghee and roast 2 tbsp wheat flour.
  • roast until the flour turns aromatic and lump-free.
  • further, add in prepared moong dal paste.
  • stir and cook making sure the dal paste is well combined.
  • cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken slightly.
  • add in ¾ cup sugar and mix well.
  • dissolve the sugar keeping the flame on medium.
  • keep cooking for 15 minutes or until the mixture turns glossy.
  • now add a pinch saffron food colour and mix well.
  • keep cooking on low flame until the mixture separates the pan. takes approx 25 minutes.
  • further in another pan heat 1 tbsp ghee and roast 2 tbsp cashew and 2 tbsp raisins until the nuts turn golden brown.
  • add in roasted nuts over the halwa and add ¼ tsp cardamom powder. mix well.
  • finally, ashoka halwa is ready to serve.