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Oct 17, 2011

Whole Moong Halwa / Green Gram Dal Halwa / Moongdal Halwa

            My another attempt to make Halwa with Whole Moong or Green gram dal using very less or i can say only 1 and 1/2 tbsp ghee. I also added milk mawa to this halwa to make it richer and tastier. I usually don't make halwa as it requires more ghee and also a laborious one. But for my kids , i want to try a healthier version of halwa with whole moong using milk and mawa. I tried with only 1/2 cup dal only. As moong dal and milk are a good source of protein and the ghee act as a fat source both are essential for growing kids, that too in a sweet form . Simply they loved it.
  1. Whole moong dal    1/2 cup
  2. Milk    1 cup
  3. Milk mawa    1 and 1/2 tbsp
  4. Sugar    1/4-1/2 cup(adjust to your taste)
  5. Ghee   1/4 cup ( but i used  only 1 and 1/2 tbsp)
  6. Cardamom powder   1/4 tsp
  7. Nuts(cashew/badam)   fistful (chopped)
  • Soak whole moong dal for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Drain water and grind the whole moong dal to a fine paste using very little water and keep aside.
  • Heat about 3 tbsp of ghee in a pan/kadai, add the nuts and fry till golden brown and then remove the fried nuts to a plate and keep aside.
  • To the same pan add one more tbsp of ghee and then pour the ground dal paste and stir till it turns color or say for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add lukewarm milk and keep stirring till the dal completely mixes with the milk and turns to milk dal paste.
  • Keep stirring in medium heat till the raw smell of the dal leaves and starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • At this stage add milk mawa and mix well and then add sugar and keep stirring.
  • Once the sugar gets dissolved completely , add the remaining amount of ghee and keep stirring till the ghee starts oozing and halwa starts leaving the pan.
  • Lastly add the cardamom powder and ghee roasted nuts and raisins, mix everything well  and transfer the the halwa to a greased plate or tray and if you want shape them and Enjoy !!!

Adding milk mawa is optional , i added it to enhance the halwa taste as i didn't use much ghee.
The same halwa can be done with split green gram i.e. yellow moong dal.
Increase or decrease sugar according your taste..the above measurement will give you a mild sweet halwa.


  1. Wat an inviting halwa, seriously am drooling over that bowl, cant wait to try..

  2. halwa looks so yummy dear, never had the moong halwa, very tempting one..

  3. healthy n interesting halwa!!yummy!

  4. Delicious one Sangee, I normally make this halwa with split yellow moong. Never tried with whole green one, looks so yummy.

  5. sounds new to me...
    looks healthy and delicious :)

  6. Ah. Superb Sangeetha. Thanks for sending them over. Are you done with your Diwali Shopping.

  7. such a wonderful n healthy halwa!!

  8. looks delicious and yummy too .......

  9. ooo! sounds great to me!

    thanks for the comment! :)
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

  10. delicious halwa..and the sweets are just mouth watering..


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