Moong daal Halwa


2 cups yellow moong Daal (split yellow lentils)

2 cups ghee

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 tsp green cardamom powder

1 cup khoya

1 cup finely chopped mixed dried fruits (cashew, almonds)


Wash the daal with plenty of water thoroughly and soak the daal in water for 3-4 hours.

Grind to a smooth paste in a grinder without adding any water.

Heat the ghee in a heavy-bottomed wok or pan on a medium flame till warm.

Add the moong daal paste to this ghee and stir to mix. Cook the moong daal, on low flame, stirring frequently till it begins to turn golden and ghee seperater from the daal.

Add the khoya and mix well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes and stir continuesly.

Heat sugar and water in another pan. Cook till sugar dissolves completely.

Add khoya and moong dal mixture alongwith cardamom powder

Cook on a medium flame for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the dried fruits and cook for another 2 minutes. Turn off the fire.

Garnish with chopped nuts and serve hot in this winter.