24 January 2017

MOONG DAL HALWA

Preparation Time: 10 minutes.

Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes

Serves: 4-5

Serving Size: 1

Tags: Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Peanut-Free


INGREDIENTS


Yellow Moong Dal ( Lentil)
1 Cup
Sugar
1 Cup
Ghee/Clarified Butter
½ Cup
Raisins
10-12
Green Cardamom
2-3
Milk (optional)
1  Cup
Water
1  Cup
Pistachios and Almonds
For Garnishing


METHOD


  • Wash and soak the moong dal overnight in enough water. Drain and grind to a smooth paste without adding any water.
  • Heat sugar and 1 cup water in a pan and cook till sugar dissolves completely. Keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a non-stick pan and fry raisins. Remove and keep aside.
  • To the same pan, add green cardamoms, sauté for a second and then add the moong dal paste. Cook on a low flame for 20-25 minutes while stirring continuously or until golden brown.
  • Now add the milk and the sugar syrup, mix well and cook on a low flame till the moisture dries up, while stirring in between. (note: if you are not adding milk, then add 2 cups of water)
  • Add raisins, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Garnish with chopped almonds and pistachios and serve hot.