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moong dal halwa

Moong Dal Halwa

Shikha | My Food Veda
A healthy sweet recipe from Indian kitchen that is made by blending soaked split yellow lentils and roasting it into ghee and sugar mixture.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 486 kcal


  • 1 cup moong dal (split) (soaked in water overnight or 4-5 hours)
  • 6 tbsp ghee
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • few chopped nuts (for garnish)


  • Blend soaked moon dal in a blender and make a paste. Add very little water.
  • Heat ghee in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once it is hot, add dal paste into it.Keep stirring the dal on low to medium heat. Stirring is important because the dal may form into lumps.
  • Once the dal is roasted and start realising the ghee from corners, gradually and slowly add milk and stir continuously so there aren’t any lumps. Cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Now, add sugar and cardamom powder and mix well on low heat till the halwa leaves ghee from corners.
  • Now, turn off the heat, transfer halwa into a bowl and garnish with chopped nuts.
  • Moong dal halwa is ready. Serve hot.


  • Add saffron to milk, if you want to give your moong dal halwa a nice texture.
  • You may also add condensed milk after adding milk to make it creamier. But sugar must be adjusted accordingly.
  • You may serve it with ice cream. It tastes superb.


Calories: 486kcalCarbohydrates: 96.3gProtein: 8.8gFat: 8.7gSaturated Fat: 5.1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 104mgPotassium: 378mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 90.2gCalcium: 296mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dal, gluten free, gluten free recipes, halwa, healthy, indian sweets, moong dal, mung dal, sweet, vegetarian
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