|Recipe Type||Desserts/Sweets||Preparation Time|
A rich dessert with a lot of desi ghee and dry fruits.
Recipe of Moong dal halwa
|Chopped Nuts (cashews, Almonds, Pistachios)||1/4||Cup|
|Ghee (clarified Butter)||1||Cup|
|Sugar (granulated Sugar)||1||Cup|
|Moong Dal (broken, Yellow Lentils)||1||Cup|
1) Wash moong dal and soak in water (just enough to soak the dal) for abt ½ hr. The dal should be soft enough to grind in a blender till coarsely smooth. 2) Grind the dal and keep aside. Do not add excess water while grinding. Use as little as possible to make a very thick paste of the dal. Grind a little coarsely. 3) Heat ghee in a non-stick kadai. Add the blended dal and roast till brown altering the heat levels as required. If you leave the dal in the pan without stirring it will brown a little. Keep mixing continuously. Brown the dal well (it should be brown in colour for enhanced taste). It will take nearly 20-25 minutes for it to brown. Please use non stick pan otherwise the dal will stick to the vessel. 4) Simultaneously, heat the sugar and water together with cardamom powder and saffron and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 mins and keep warm. 5) Add roasted nuts, raisins to the dal. Then add the sugar syrup and milk and mix well, cook for about 3 mins till it thickens. Switch off gas, and keep the halwa covered for 30 mins.
Posted Jan 21, 2008