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Sana Minhaz
10 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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This is a recipe of tasty and decadent halwa, made with moong dal , ghee and nuts.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • Indian
  • Simmering
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. 1 cup moong dal washed and soaked in excess water over night
  2. 10 tbsp ghee
  3. 4 green cardamom pods, lightly smashed
  4. 8-10 shelled, roasted unsalted pistachios
  5. 1 tbsp golden raisins, pips and stalks removed
  6. 1 cup whole milk plain
  7. 2 cups water
  8. 1 cup sugar


  1. Drain the lentils completely. Pat dry with a clean cloth. Blitz until you have a clumpy but fine powder. Do not add water.
  2. This will required repeated grinding in a mixer grinder or food processor. Heat the ghee on medium flame in a large non stick sauce pan.
  3. Add the lentils, a pinch of salt and stir well. Cook 10-12 minutes stirring constantly until oil separates from the paste. Heat the smashed cardamoms, milk water and sugar in a pan until it reaches a boil. Strain over the moong halwa using a sieve.
  4. Discard cardamom pods and seeds. When the moong halwa cooks to a sandy consistency- which means most of the water has evaporated it is ready for the milk.
  5. Stir the halwa paste into the milk and keep cooking and stirring to prevent burning. The lentils will absorb the milk rapidly if they have been cooked to the right consistency.
  6. Continue to stir until the ghee separates from the halwa and the halwa has a soft dough like consistency. Garnish with nuts and serve warm.

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BetterButter Editorial   Jan-12-2018

Hi Sana, Your recipe is currently hidden from public view along with all your lately uploaded recipes. Kindly mention each steps and ingredients to prepare this recipe in separate lines. To edit the recipe, please go to the recipe image and click on the 'pen icon' on the right top side and edit the recipe. Thanks!

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