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moong ki daal ka halwa
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moong dal halwa | moong ki daal ka halwa | moong dal sheera

easy moong dal halwa | moong ki daal ka halwa | moong dal sheera
Course sweet
Cuisine north indian
Keyword moong dal halwa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Soaking Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 455kcal


  • 1 cup moong dal
  • water for soaking
  • ½ cup ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tbsp rava / semolina / suji
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 cashew chopped
  • 5 almond chopped
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder


  • firstly, rinse the moong dal and soak for 2 hours.
  • drain off the water and transfer to a blender.
  • blend to a slightly coarse paste adding water if required. keep aside.
  • in a large kadai heat ½ cup ghee and add 1 tbsp rava.
  • roast on low flame until the rava turns aromatic. adding rava helps to give good texture to halwa.
  • now add in prepared moong dal paste and mix well.
  • keeping the flame on medium, mix until the moong dal absorbs the ghee.
  • continue to cook breaking the lumps.
  • cook until the mixture turns crumble and grainy texture.
  • after 20 minutes, the mixture turns crisp.
  • now add 2 cup milk, few saffron. you can alternatively use water or milk and water combination.
  • stir continuously, until the mixture absorbs all the milk.
  • the mixture will start to hold shape leaving the kadai.
  • now add 1 cup sugar and mix well.
  • the sugar starts to melt and turns the mixture watery.
  • continue to cook on low flame breaking lumps in between.
  • cook until the mixture starts to separate the ghee and turns golden brown. take approximately 60 minutes.
  • now add 5 cashew, 5 almond and ½ tsp cardamom powder. mix well.
  • finally, enjoy moong dal halwa garnished with more nuts.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1mg