Moong Dal Halwa ( )

North Indian
Time taken - 50 minutes
Serves - 6


  1. 1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram).
  2. 1 cup milk, warmed.
  3. 1 1/4 cups sugar.
  4. 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder.
  5. A few saffron (kesar) strands.
  6. 6 tbsp ghee/Sunrich Refined sunflower Oil.


  1. Soak the moong dal in water for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Drain and grind to a coarse paste using very little water.
  3. Dissolve the saffron in 1 tablespoon of warm milk and keep aside.
  4. Melt the ghee in a broad non-stick pan.
  5. Add the moong dal paste and stir the mixture continuously on a low flame till it becomes golden brown.
  6. Add in the warm milk and 1 cup of warm water and cook, stirring continuously till all the moisture has been absorbed.
  7. Add the sugar and cook on a slow flame till the ghee/Sunrich Refined sunflower Oil separates.
  8. Add the saffron and cardamom powder and mix well.
  9. Garnish with slivers of almonds and pistachios. Serve hot.