Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Moong daal and almond halwa

Moong daal halwa tastes very good as it is but making it with almonds enhances its taste. This is a recipe by my friend P who is a lovely lady from the state of Rajasthan. Moong daal halwa makes a regular entree in the menu card of marriage reception in my home town. Here goes the recipe-


Yellow split moong daal - 200 gms (Soak for 4-5 hrs)
Almonds - 200 gms ( soak in hot water and remove the skin)
Ghee - 200 gms
Sugar - 200 to 250 gms depending on your sweet taste buds


  • Drain the water from the daal and coarsely grind in mixie without adding water.
  • Pulse almonds in the mixer for 2-3 times.
  • In 2 tblsp ghee roast the almonds for 5-7 mins taking care not to let the colour change and keep aside.
  • In the remaining ghee roast daal till it turns golden brown ( more of biscuit colour)
  • Meanwhile make sugar syrup by mixing sugar and just enough water so that sugar gets soaked.
  • Boil the syrup for 5 mins... strings are not required.
  • Then mix the almonds, daal and pour the sugar syrup.
  • Keep stirring till it attains halwa consistency.
Do keep your portions small as this is loaded with calories.


  1. I love halwa! So many wonderful recipes.
    Will definitely try doing some of them, if not all. xox

  2. mmm.. i love Moong halwa.. v tempting pics


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