Moong Dal Halwa

Moong dal halwa is a must have dessert during Indian ceremonies in North India. It is believed that yellow moong dal helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin and keeps it moist.

Quick and easy to prepare, this dish is loved equally by all age groups.

Cuisine                                      North India

Prep Time                                 Soak for 4 to 5 hours

Cook Time                                30 minutes

Serves                                       6 people


Sansar Yellow Moong Dal     2 cups

Sugar                                         2 cups 

Ghee                                          6 to 8 Tbsp

(Clarified butter)

Cardamom Powder               1 Tsp

Saffron                                     7 to 8 strands (soak in 1 tsp of milk)

Dryfruit mixture                      finely chopped 7 to 8 almonds & Pistachios

Milk                                         1 Cup



  1. Wash and soak Sansar Yellow Moong Dal for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Grind the dal into coarse paste  
  3. Heat ghee in a kadhai (or cooking pan). In a low flame, add the coarse mixture and keep stirring it till golden brown. It will slowly turn aromatic. Cook till it starts releasing ghee. 
  4. Add milk to the mixture so that it doesn’t become hard or lumpy.
  5. Add sugar and cook till milk is totally mixed and dried out. 
  6. Add cardamom powder, soaked saffron and cook for another 5 mins
  7. Serve warm. Garnish with Dry fruit mixture.

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