II  Moong Daal Halwa  II


  • 1 cup Moong Dal
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Mawa (Khoya)
  • a pinch Saffron
  • 1 cup  Pure Ghee
  • 10-20 Almonds, skinned and sliced


  • 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.