Sunday, October 21, 2007

Moong Dal Halwa

Dal Halwa. Traditional Indian Halwa.

Wheat Halwa is a regular during Diwali time. For a change Why don't you try Moongdal Halwa.

Ingredients Needed:
1. Yellow Moong dal - 1 cup
2. Sugar - 1 1/2 cups

3. Ghee - 4 +1 tablespoons
4. Elaichi Powder

5. Cahsew Nuts and Grated Badam
6. Milk - 2 1/4 cup
1. Dry roast Moong Dal till golden colour. (At this stage you get a nice aroma.)
2. Cool it and Fine Powder it.
3. Heat 4 tablespoons of Ghee in a kadai (preferably non-stick) fry the moongdal Powder in slow flame for 4 minutes.
4. Boil Milk in a vessel and pour it over this dal mixture and cook till done. (You get a glitter on this, If it is fully cooked. 5. Gradually add Sugar and mix well, stir well to make this a lump and ghee oozes out from the edges.
Halwa Test:- If you touch with wet finger, it should not stick, then Halwa is done
Garnishings:- 1. Garnish with Elaichi Powder.
2. In remaining ghee fry cahsewnuts and pour over halwa and mix well 3. Before serving garnish with grated badam.
For even richer taste, add sugarless Khoya at the end.

::~ Halwa that is Healthy and Protein rich. ~::.
Wheat Halwa is a regular during Diwali time. For a change Why don't you try Moongdal Halwa?

This is My submission for RCI (Tamil Festival) hosted by Viji

See for Wheat halwa and Badam Halwa recipes here.


Daily Meals said...

Wow MT! Halva looks mouth watering.

Vcuisine said...

Wow, MT i expected an authentic one from you. You did not disappoint me. So lovely they are. Nice presentation. With your tips, no can fail. Thank you so much for the wonderful entry. Viji

TBC said...

I have never eaten this. It looks wonderful.

Sreelu said...


Mouthwatering and looks delish

indosungod said...

MT, first time I have heard or seen Moong dal, looks delicious and healthy too right? :)

Chandrika said...

Wow MT, the halwa is yum! :-)

Prema Sundar said...

Lovely presentation MT. looks perfect.

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Viji,
I am going to send another 2 to 3 posts regarding tamil festivals. Thanks.

Try once, you will love it. Thanks

Hi Sreelu,

I agree with you it is very healthy and with full of proteins.Thanks.

Hi Chandrika,
Thank you so much for your kind words.

Hi Prema,
Thanks, I went to India to attend some family function. Slowly coming back to Normal.Thanks

USHA said...

Hi MT,

Delicious, mouth watering Halwa...
I couldn;t restrict myself after seeing the halwa getting cooked in non-stick pan snap MT.
Awesome presentation with granishing....Thanks for sharing...

zlamushka said...

I ve never had this, but looks fabulous. Will try definitelly...

Menu Today said...

Hi Usha,
Thanks, try this once when you find time, you will like it.

Hi Zlamushka,
Thanks, please try this.:-)

Pravs said...

Halwa looks so yummy, so perfectly cooked.

Latha said...

Hi MT! How did you get that beautiful glow? You're an expert cook!

Annapoorani said...


The presentation looks too good !

Sharmi said...

this halwa looks so tempting I am bookmarking it and trying it sometime:)

Menu Today said...

Hi pravs,
Thank you so much.

Hi Latha,
Thanks a lot for your kind words.
If Halwa gets fully cooked it get glow.

Hi Annapoorani,

Hi Sharmi,
Thanks, try you will like it.

Rajee said...

Hi Menu today,

I tried moongdal halwa today. It didnt glow when it's fully cooked. I added khoya to give richer taste. I added 5 tbs of ghee. Howmany tbs of ghee u added? I think u added more ghee to give glow. Is that so? Pls explain soon

Menu Today said...

Hi Rajee,

I added only the above propotion of ghee to the 1 cup moong flour.
While taking pic, I applied ghee in the mould. I think that gave glossy look to the Halwa.
One small tip: Before serving slightly reheat in microwave oven.

Rajee said...

Thanks alot MT. I'll try ur small tip soon.

Can I post only ur recipe in my blog as it'll help me to review it easier in the future?

I'll add my picture along with ur recipe and url in my blog so that u can easily correct it if u've free time.

Happy Diwali from rajee in

Ramya said...

MT, I tried ur Halwa and it came wonderful. I also tried ur Jangiri & Kai murukku. Every stuff came wonderful. You give proportions correctly and ur description is too apt that if i try it comes as what u have shown in ur photos except for kai murukku...thats b'coz of me learning the art of making kai murukku ;)