Moong Dal Halwa

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This halwa is a delicacy from Rajasthan. It takes a long time and lot of patience to sauté the dal and prepare this halwa and it will

probably require a little extra ghee too. But the final product is worth every pain taken.

Ingredients:

1 cup Yellow Moong Dal(Split green gram skinless)

1 cup Sugar.

1 tbsp Besan.

Pinch of Saffron

3/4 cup Ghee.

1 tsp Elaichi powder.

10 Almonds grated into flakes.

Pinch of Salt.

Method
Drain and grind the moong dal coarsely using very little water. Prepare one-string sugar syrup with sugar and one cups of water. Add saffron to the syrup.
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Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed pan and addbesan,saute for a minute,now add the ground moong dal and sauté, stirring continuously, over low heat till the dal turns golden brown.
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This needs time and patience. Do not rush through this step.
Add the sugar syrup. Stir till the syrup is thoroughly incorporated and the halwa is of dropping consistency
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Add elaichi powder and almond flakes.I have used this mini slicer to make flakes.
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Cover and cook  for 3 to 4 minutes or till sugar syrup is completely absorbed in the halwa.
Remove in a serving bowl amd serve hot garnished with almonds.
Tip:Adding besan to melted ghee before putting the ground moong dal, helps in even cooking of ground moong dal and also prevents formation of lumps during cooking.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

 

 

 

 

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