Moong Daal Ka Halwa

2 cups Moong Daal (split yellow lentils)
2 cups ghee
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
6 pods green cardamom split
1 cup khoya (see recipe below)
1 cup finely chopped mixed dried fruits of your choice

1. Wash thoroughly and soak the moong daal in water plenty of water, overnight.
2. The next morning, grind to a smooth paste in a food processor. Do not add any water while grinding.
3. Prepare a sugar syrup of one-thread consistency
4. When done, turn off the fire and add the split cardamom pods to the syrup. Cover and keep aside for later.
5. Heat the ghee/ clarified butter in a heavy-bottomed (preferably non-stick) pan on a medium flame till warm.
6. Add the moong daal paste to this ghee and stir to mix. Cook the moong daal, stirring frequently till it begins to turn golden and release its aroma. Another sign of doneness to watch for is, the separation of the ghee from the moong daal.
7. Add the khoya and mix well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
8. Now add the sugar syrup (remove cardamom pods before adding) and mix to blend.
9. Cook on a medium flame for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
10. Add the dried fruits and cook for another 2 minutes. Turn off the fire.
11. Garnish with chopped nuts and serve.


Harsh said...

Good recipe.

Trupti said...

thanks Harsh

Radhika said...

hey tripti is there anythg else that you can use apart from khoya....the milk we have somehow isnt much rich to get paneer or khoya out of it of substantial qty...

Trupti said...

hi radhika,
first of all thanks for visiting my blog..
If you don't have khoya you can use Pedhas (as pedhas are made form khoya). Usually I keep some Pedhas in air tight container & keep it in freezer. At the time of making any type of halwa, I mix some warm milk & pedhas, crush them and mix them in halwa.
Hope this will help you..
keep visiting..