MOONG DAL HALWA
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.