How to make moong dal ka halwa

Saffron Moong Dal Halwa recipe

Moong Dal Halwa Recipe:

Moong Dal Halwa is a famous Indian dessert made using moong dal and flavored with ghee, saffron, and cardamom.
Here’s how to make perfect moong dal halwa which is a classic recipe that melts in your mouth and treats you as a delicious dessert.

Preparation Time: 10min

Cook Time: 1h
Ready Time: 1h 10min
Servings: 7-8

1 Cup Moong Dal
1 Cup Water + to soak 25-30
Kesari Saffron Strands+ for garnish
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Ghee
1 Tbsp Sooji
1 Tbsp Besan
⅛ Tsp Cardamom Powder
2 Tbsp Chopped Nuts + for garnish


In a bowl, add moong dal along with water and soak overnight.

Drain the dal and add to a blender. Blend for a couple of seconds to form a coarse paste. Keep aside.

In a saucepan, add 1 cup water and bring to the boil. Transfer 1 ladle of the boiling water to a small bowl, add saffron and let it infuse for 5 minutes. Add the infused saffron water back to the boiling water along with sugar. Mix well once the sugar has dissolved.

Cook the sugar-water mix for 5-7 minutes until syrupy. Keep aside.

In a deep non-stick pan, heat ghee over medium-low heat and add sooji and besan. Cook for a minute and add the ground moong dal. Cook for 20-30 minutes while stirring continuously until a sand-like texture is formed.

You may also like to try Kesar Kheer recipe.

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