Moong Dal Burfi | How to make Moong Dal Burfi

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ByAaradhana Sethi
Created on 8th Nov 2015
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  • By Aaradhana Sethi
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About Moong Dal Burfi

We always make Khoya burfi or Kaju burfi but I wanted to try something else. So I thought of giving this a try. It's really simple to make but it requires a lot of patience. Back in India we used to have Moong Dal ka Halwa and this really reminds me of that. It's super delicious plus it reminds me of home.

The delicious and mouthwatering Moong Dal Burfi is a famous dish of Maharashtra and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Moong Dal Burfi is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Moong Dal Burfi. Aaradhana Sethi shared this Moong Dal Burfi recipe which is perfect to serve for 15 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Moong Dal Burfi. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Moong Dal Burfi recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time60mins
  • Serves15People

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Moong Dal Burfi

Ingredients to make Moong Dal Burfi

  • Moong Dal - 1 Cup (soaked for 3 hours)
  • Mawa/ Khoya - 200 grams ( approx. 1 cup)
  • Sugar - 1 Cup
  • Water - 1 Cup
  • Ghee - 3/4 Cup
  • Orange color - a pinch (optional)
  • Cardamom 6-7 pieces (make powder)
  • Pistachios - Chopped (for garnishing)

How to make Moong Dal Burfi

  1. Grind the soaked moong dal into a fine paste. Strain the water which you used for soaking. If the dal does not grind, just add a tablespoon of water. Don't add too much water.
  2. On a low flame, in a pan, add ghee. Once the ghee melts add the moong dal paste. It will feel that the ghee is a lot, but just wait for some time, it will mix.
  3. Keep stirring. Don't stop stirring, otherwise it will stick to the bottom.
  4. It will take somewhere between 30 - 40 minutes for the moong dal to roast properly. You will know that it's done when the dal starts leaving ghee and the color of the dal will change a bit.
  5. Once you turn off the flame, keep stirring for 5 minutes as the pan would be hot and can burn the dal.
  6. In a separate pan, add mawa and roast it on medium flame till it becomes soft, changes little color and starts leaving oil.
  7. Once done, add the mawa to the dal and keep aside.
  8. Now we will make the sugar syrup.
  9. In a pan, add sugar, water and cardamom powder. Once the sugar dissolves, just cook for 2 minutes. Also add the food color.
  10. Now add the sugar syrup to the moong dal and mawa mixture. Place the pan on low - medium heat.
  11. Cook until you achieve a thick consistency. It takes about 5 - 10 minutes.
  12. To check whether the mixture will stick together, just place a small amount in a plate and after a few seconds, just check if it's sticky.
  13. Grease a square plate with some ghee and add the mixture. Spread the mixture evenly.
  14. Spread the pistachios on the burfi. Take a spoon and dip the back of the spoon in little ghee. Press the pistachios in the burfi.
  15. Let the burfi set for at least for 2 hours.
  16. Moong Dal Burfi is ready. I'm sure you will love it. Do give it a try. Have a SUPER DUPER SAFE HAPPY DIWALI..!!
My Tip: The most important tip is- PATIENCE. You will require a lot of patience. Do not try to hurry up the process. Roast moong dal and mawa ONLY ON LOW- MEDIUM HEAT. You can also garnish with silver varak, but I didn't have any.

Reviews for Moong Dal Burfi (2)

Ramneek Singh2 years ago
Awesome recipe esp in d festive season..thanks for sharing

Ganesh Jayaraman2 years ago
Too good.. All the best :)