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Sunday, May 24, 2015

MOONG DAL HALWA - SPLIT GREEN GRAM DESSERT - STEP BY STEP RECIPE

MOONG DAL HALWA - RAJASTHANI SPECIALITY is very simple dessert with minimum ingredients,Simple to cook too yet soo delicious 










MAIN INGREDIENTS :



100 gms Moong Dal (Split Green Gram)
200 gms Ghee (Clarified Indian butter)
100 gms Sugar 
1/2 glass Water 
10 pieces Badam (almonds)
5 pieces Pista
4-5 Currants
1-2 tsps of Chick pea flour (Besan)
Few drops of Rose Water or any essence 
1/2 tsp cardamom Powder (Ilachi powder) 
pinch of Food colour (permitted by your federal govt food agencies) -Optional 



METHOD :



Soak moong dal for 4-5 hours and drain ,keep aside .


 



 then grind it coarsely (please donot make it as paste) Make it as semi paste  and keep aside



Heat ghee in a pan and put the moong dal in it.add 1 tsp of Gram flour(Besan)




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Saute on low flame till it turns golden brown and leaves a distinct aroma. Remove from the flame and set aside.

Heat water in a pan, add sugar and boil the mixture till sugar melts


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Put the moong dal mixture in this sugar syrup and cook on a low flame till the dal and sugar blends well.,Add Rose Water(Kewada water or any essence) Dry Cardamom powder. 



Remove moong dal ka halwa from the flame and place it in greased plate Cut it into shapes/squares and decorate it with chopped dry fruits. and Serve.



Notes : 

****** Those who like khowa/Mawa or evoporated Milk may add to the crushed moong dal at the time sauteing the dal.