Moong dal halwa is one of the traditional dishes, prepared at the time of Diwali festival. This mouthwatering rich Halwa is very much time-consuming and need lots of time. Here I am sharing my fuss free cooking of making Moongdal Halwa.


2 cups presoaked Yellow Moong Dal (Green Gram without Skin)

2 cups Sugar

1 cup Ghee

½ cup Milk

½ cup Mawa or Khoya

1tsp. Cardamom Powder

4-5 strands of saffron soaked in the milk

3 tbsp. Chopped nuts, (Almonds, Pistachio)


1-    Wash 5-6 times soaked Dal into running water.

2-    Grind Dal using very little water in the blender.

3-    Heat a flat pan and smear with 1 tbsp. ghee.

4-    Spread a thick pan cake of grinned Moong dal and cook it from both sides.

5-    Remove and mash it finely.

6-    Heat remaining ghee in the heavy bottom pan and add mashed Moong dal pancake, sauté.

7-    Stirring continuously, over medium low heat till dal turns golden brown.

8-    Meanwhile make sugar syrup in the separate pan with sugar and 1cup water.

9-    Add Mawa in the cooked dal and mix well. Mix sugar syrup, milk cardamom powder and soaked saffron.

10-Stir well till dal absorbs all water and leaves the sides of the pan.

11 – Serve hot and garnish with chopped nuts.



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