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Instant Moong Dal Halwa
a Classic Indian Dessert

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Adjust Servings:
0.5 Cup Moong Dal 1 Cup - 250 ml
1 Cup Milk Boiled and cooled
0.5 Cup Ghee (Clarified butter)
0.5 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon, flakes Almond
10 Cashew
0.25 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder

Nutritional information

1 Bowl
36 g
16 g
24 g

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An easy, delicious and healthy Halwa

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Moong Dal Halwa is a classic Indian Dessert. This halwa is a very popular Rajasthani delicacy. In each and every festivals of India, sweet dishes plays a very important role in every household. We all know that making Moong Dal Halwa is a very time-consuming and tiring process as it takes around 2-3 hours to make the authentic halwa, but this version of moong dal halwa is instant and we can finish in at-most 20 mins.

Once of my close friend in my apartment came down to my home and taught me how to make this instant version of Moong Dal Halwa. She always tell me that even before sleeping, sometimes, her daughter ask for halwa and she prepare it immediately. I was initially so surprised to hear that because as far as i know, this halwa is a complicated recipe and once i tried the conventional method but it didn’t turn out satisfactorily and so I didn’t publish at that time. But with this instant recipe, there is no hassle or tiring and the taste is exactly same as the conventional method.

Most of us are working women who don’t find time to make sweets using conventional method. Because of their complexity many of us have stopped making traditional sweets and started telling that we are in diet :-). Though this method is instant, it doesn’t include any canned or processed foods to make it quicker and hence we can trust and make this often. Also moong dal has lots of nutritional benefits and this is one way to make our kids consume moong dal.

Try this Instant Moong Dal Halwa and Im sure you will also appreciate how yummy this is and how quicker and less complicated. I extend special thanks to my friend who taught me this recipe. You can also try other Halwa varieties here.

Video Making of Instant Moong Dal Halwa 

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5 mins

Roasting Dal

Take the moong dal in a heavy bottomed pan and dry roast till we get nice aroma and the color of the dal starts to change

5 mins

Grinding Process

Cool the roasted dal and grind it to slightly coarse powder.

2 mins

Heat Milk

Take a cup of milk in a sauce pan and heat the milk. No need to boil the milk.

5 mins

Cook with Ghee

Heat ghee in a pan. Add the powdered moong dal and stir continuously to avoid lumps. Add cashews and almonds and let the nuts also get roasted in ghee

5 mins

Cook with milk

Now to the roasted dal and nuts, add the hot milk and stir well. The dal will quickly get cooked and the ghee will separate immediately.

2 mins

Sweeten Halwa

Add sugar and mix well. Initially, the halwa tends to loosen the consistency but within a minute, the halwa starts to thicken and ghee will starts to separate. Add cardamom powder and mix well. Switch off the flame . Take the halwa in a serving bowl


Serving Time

Serve the delicious Moong Dal Halwa hot and enjoy the halwa!

Sowmya Venkatachalam

IT Engineer turned full time Food Blogger. I ♡ FOOD. I also love food blogging.Did you make a recipe? Tag @Subbusktichen on Instagram. I WANNA SEE!

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Hi Sowmya, I tried your moong dal halwa recipe for my husband’s birthday and it came out really well and he loved it! 🙂 thank you for sharing this recipe, couldn’t believe that it is so simple and easy to make!!

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