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moong dal halwa recipe
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moong dal halwa recipe | moong ki daal ka halwa

An easy halwa recipe made with sokaed and blended yellow moong dal and sugar syrup.
Prep Time7 hrs
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time7 hrs 40 mins
Course: Indian Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 1 cup yellow moong dal
  • 4 tsp ghee/clarified butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3-4 saffron strands soaked in milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder/elaichi powder
  • 2 tbsp finely sliced cashewnuts and almonds


How to make paste for moong dal halwa:

  • Firstly wash the yellow moong dal and soak it in water for about 7-8 hours or overnight.
  • Drain the excess water after soaking.
  • Take a blender, add all the yellow moong dal, do not add any water and blend the dal into a paste.
  • Transfer the paste into a bowl and rest aside.

Prepare the sugar syrup:

  • Take a pan, into it add half a cup milk, half a cup water and half a cup sugar.
  • Mix and cook the syrup on low flame until the sugar dissolves well.
  • Rest the sugar syrup aside for further use.

Making of moong ki dal ka halwa:

  • Take a wok or a non stick pan.
  • Add 4-5 tsp ghee and heat it.
  • Add the blended paste of moong dal into it and stir continuously.
  • Roast the dal for about 30-35 minutes on low flame by stirring it continuously.
  • There should not be any water left in the dal while roasting and the dal should achieve a nice golden color as we keep roasting.
  • When the dal is roasted well, add the sugar syrup that has been made.
  • Add the finely sliced dry fruits such as cashewnuts and almonds.
  • Add cardamom powder/elaichi powder and mix well.
  • Add saffron strands that have been soaked in some milk.
  • Stir the halwa continuously for few minutes on low flame until the halwa thickens.
  • Make sure the halwa is not too thick and not too dry while thickening it.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Serve the halwa in a bowl or a plate.


1.If saffron strands are not available then, adding of saffron can be skipped.


Calories: 510kcal
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