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Instant Moong Dal Halwa
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Instant Moong Dal Halwa

Moong Dal Halwa is a rich delicious dessert made with split yellow lentils (moong dal), sugar and ghee. This homemade version is reminiscent of what you’d find in India, but made quick and easy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sweet Varieties
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • 1 Mixer Grinder
  • 1 Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • ½ cup Moong Dal
  • 1 cup Milk
  • ½ cup Ghee (Clarified butter)
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Almond flakes
  • 10 nos Cashew
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder


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

Grinding Process

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

Heat Milk

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

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

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.

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!



Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Sugar: 24g