Moong Dal Halwa

12:32 PM

Happy Tamil New Year Everyone! இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

Relish this classic moong dal halwa and enjoy your day!

adapted from Tarla Dalal
serves 4 to 6

1 cup split yellow moong dal / pasiparuppu
1 cup warm milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup warm water
3/8 cup or 6 T ghee
1 t cardamom powder
few saffron strands, dissolved in warm milk
1/4 cup both cashews and raisins


Soak moong dal in water for 3 hours, drain and grind it into a smooth paste using very little water.

Roast cashews and raisins in a little ghee and keep aside.

In a Non-stick pan heat the remaining ghee and stir in the moong dal paste on a very low heat until golden brown.

Add in the warm milk and warm water and stir continuously until all the moisture is absorbed and the dal is cooked.

Now add the sugar and cook until the ghee separates.

Add the saffron and cardamom powder and mix.

Garnish with cashews and raisins and serve.

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