Moong Dal Ka Halwa

Moong Dal Ka Halwa – मूंग दाल का हलवा; is a ever famous Indian winter dessert or you can say Indian sweet. Green gram split and skinned (धूली मूंग दाल) soaked in a water for at least 4 hours; blend and slow cook over low flame make perfect moong dal ka halwa.

Now a day’s its easily available in Indian sweet shops, but making such dessert at home is a great feeling and I love to make it at home.

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Yields 1

Serves 4


Moong Dal Ka Halwa

4 hrPrep Time

30 minCook Time

4 hr, 30 Total Time

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  • Greengram split and skinned (धूलीमूंग दाल)  -  ½ cup
  • Ghee (घी)  -  ½ cup
  • Sugar (चीनी)  -  ½heaping cup
  • Greencardamom (हरी इलायची)powder  -  1/8 tsp.
  • Saffron(केसर)  -  1 pinch
  • Water -  5 cup
  • Almonds(बादाम)  -  4-5


  1. Wash green gram split and skinned (धूली मूंग दाल) thoroughly and soaks in 3 cups of water for at least 4 hours.
  2. Drain the water and blend soaked green gram split and skinned (धूली मूंग दाल) into a thick paste, if require add little water.
  3. Boil water and sugar (चीनी) in a deep sauce pan over medium heat, for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add green cardamom (हरी इलायची) powder and saffron (केसर); keep aside.
  4. In heavy bottom frying pan heat ghee (घी) and add green gram split and skinned (धूली मूंग दाल) paste. Mix well. Cook green gram split and skinned (धूली मूंग दाल) paste on medium heat until fully cooked. Keep stirring often, so that the green gram split and skinned (धूली मूंग दाल) paste doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Your green gram split and skinned (धूली मूंग दाल) paste take approximately 15 minutes to cook completely.
  5. Lower the heat add sugar (चीनी)-water syrup into this cooked green gram split and skinned (धूली मूंग दाल) and cook cover for 2-3 minute or till water absorbed.
  6. Garnish with sliced almonds (बादाम). Serve hot.


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