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Moong Dal Halwa

Meenu Gupta
Halwa made from moong dal lentils and ocean of ghee. Probably one of the most delicious halwa on the earth.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Soaking Time 4 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 572 kcal


  • 1.5 Cup Moong Dal / Split Green lentils
  • 200 Grams Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 75 Grams Mava / Khoya
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Few Strands Saffron
  • 15 Cashews Optional
  • 1 Tsp Cardamom Powder Optional
  • 15 Raisins Optional


  • Wash the moong dal and soak it in 1.5 cup of water for overnight for at least 4-5 hours. Take out the moong dal from water and grind it coarsely without adding water. Remember not to grind too fine. Warm the milk and soak saffron strands in it.
  • Now heat a non stick frying pan/kadhai  and put ghee and moong dal in the frying pan. Dal doesn’t stick to the bottom if we cook it in non stick pan which makes the stirring job little easier. Saute the dal for at least 45-50 minutes until its properly cooked and becomes golden brown in colour. Once dal is properly cooked it will start loosing ghee in the pan. 
  • Simultaneously heat another pan and add sugar and 1 cup of water to make syrup. Switch off the flame once sugar is all dissolved.
  • Either grate or crumble the khoya with your hands and add it  to the roasted dal and mix well. Now add sugar syrup and saffron milk and mix well. Keep stirring until you get the halwa of your desired consistency.
  • Add cardamom powder, cashews and raisins and mix. Switch off the flame and garnish with some saffron strands.


Nutrition Facts
Moong Dal Halwa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 572 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 707mg20%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 86IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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