Friday, 20 May 2011

Moong Dal Halwa



Moong Dal - 1 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Saffron - a pinch
Khoya - 3/4 cup
Ghee - 1 cup
Almonds (or any nuts) - 10-20


Wash and soak the moong dal for 6 hours.
Grind coarsely using little water. Set aside.
Prepare one string sugar syrup by using 1 cup sugar and 1 1/2 cups of water. Keep aside.
Soak saffron in hot milk, crumble mawa (khoya) into fine granules.
Blanch almonds in boiling water for 5 minutes. Cool and peel them, slice them. Set aside.
Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan, add the ground moong dal paste.
Keep stirring over a low flame till the dal turns brown.
Add sugar syrup and saffron milk, stir well till they are thoroughly incorporated and the halwa is dropping consistency.
Add mawa and cook till it dissolves.
Garnish with sliced almonds.
Serve hot.

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