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Moong Dal Halwa (Recipe by Chef Kunal Kapoor)

by Ragini Puri November 30, 2013 8 comments
Moong dal halwa

So here is the Moong Dal Halwa recipe from the cook-off event mentioned in the last post. Since the cook-off event was sponsored by Canola Oil, this halwa too was cooked in canola oil.

Moong Dal Halwa

Serves: 10
Preparation Time: 10 mins (requires overnight soaking)
Cooking time: 50 mins


Moong Dal: 375 gms
Sooji: 62.5gms
Canola oil: 500ml
Sugar: 375gms
Water: 375ml
Green Cardamom Powder: 1.5 tsp
Pista sliced: 5 table spoons


1. Soak the moong dal in sufficient water overnight. Drain all the water completely and grind it to a fine paste.

2. Heat canola oil and sooji in a karaahi. On slow flame cook sooji till it turns brown. Now add the moong daal paste. On medium heat cook the paste till it is thick and finally oozes out the oil.

3. Remove the karaahi from flame and transfer the fried paste to a metallic strainer/sieve. Let the excess oil drain out. While the oil drains out, mix water, sugar and cardamom powder and bring it to a boil, and then remove from flame.

4. Place the moong dal paste back in karaahi and start the fire. Heat it and add the sugar syrup carefully. Now cook till all the water is absorbed and there are no lumps. If you see any lumps just add little water and reduce it again.

5. For a twist in taste, you can flavour the halwa with fruits – orange or banana. Garnish with pista slivers.

Photo courtesy : Mrs Deeba Rajpal

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Pallavi December 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Aaah, that looks sinful Ragini.I love halwa but have never had one made from moong dal. Looks interesting 🙂

Soham Roy December 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm

I am going to make my wife read this post for sure…

Bushra Muzaffar December 2, 2013 at 3:25 am

This is a winters delight Ragini. Yumm!

Sindhu Devi K December 2, 2013 at 11:04 am

Moong daal halwa?! Must try it once!

Canary December 17, 2013 at 6:42 am

hey! you make it sound so easy! 🙂
Thanks for sharing…

rinzu rajan January 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Thank you for this. Was planning a newer version of this 🙂

Sundari C February 13, 2014 at 10:26 am

Nice recipe.. healthy too!!

Emilie J February 18, 2014 at 11:30 am


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