Homemade Moong Dal Halwa an Indian Sweet | Rakshabandhan Special

Moong Dal Halwa - Easyrecipesworld

Today we are here to give you a glimpse about the most sacred festival of India that is 'Rakshabandhan' which falls in August o the last day of Shravana as per the Hindu calendar. On this auspicious day, the sisters tie an ornamental sacred thread known as 'Rakhi'on the wrist of their brothers as a promise where their brothers will always protect them from any harm.
The word Rakshabandhan is derived from the Sanskrit word where 'Raksha' means protection and 'Bandhan' means the bond they share of love, protection, and respect fo the lifetime.
Is there any festival in India which hasn't demanded a sweet dish? Well, all of them have their own special treat with them. Our country has one of the rich cultural heritage with beautiful languages, festivals cultures, traditions, cuisines, and the most prominent sweets. Most of the Indian sweets are loved and admired across the world due to its cultural richness and taste. 

Also, there never goes to a festival without the making of sweets either in our country. Sweets in India are religiously made by milk, desi ghee, and Chashni is known as Sugar syrup in English as the most prominent ingredients in the sweets. Due to several sweets being in existence, many Indians develop the habit of a sweet tooth which is hard to resist and giving up either!

Homemade | Moong Dal Halwa| Indian Sweet
Homemade Moong Dal Halwa


In this festival, brothers present their sisters with gifts, chocolates, dress materials, and even money in return. The festival is said to be an auspicious occasion for the siblings as well as the family. Several favorite dishes and sweets are prepared to make it a grand success!

Many think of making 'Ladoos' to marking this grand event but 'Ladoos' are made in every festival indeed including the marriage. Then the thought comes about making halwa such as Sooji ka Halwa, Gaajar Halwa, etc. But have you ever really wondered about making a Halwa using Yellow Lentils or the Moong Dal?  

Well, today we at Easy Recipes World bring you with the delicious recipe of Moong Dal Halwa which will be a huge treat for all your siblings and family members. Why not make a different variety of sweet to make this festival of brother and sister as a lifelong memory! Let us take you right in without much delay!

Sneak Peek into What makes Moong Dal Halwa so Special!

  • Moong Dal Halwa is a famous North Indian recipe that is made by the yellow lentil seeds known as Moong Dal in India.
  • It takes a lot of patience and concentration while putting all the ingredients together but the final result is worth the efforts.
  • It is known to be made during auspicious festivals such as in Holi, Diwali, weddings, Teej, Rakshabandhan, etc. It is mostly preferred to be made in the winter months but is a heavenly dessert for any time. 
  • Moong Dal Halwa is the official treat of the Indian state of Rajasthan.
  • Unlike other Halwa recipes, Moong Dal halwa is made with oodles of ghee, milk, sugar, and cardamom known as Elaichi.
  • There is no such shortcut in making Moong Dal Recipe, all which is required is quality ingredients, time, and perseverance.
  • The halwa remains in good condition for a long time if stored in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days in a good airtight container or a steel container!

Suggestions for making the best Moong Dal Halwa

  • Constant stirring is very important in making Moong Dal ka Halwa a grand success. If you skip this it can stick at the pan bottom and who all want this extra work instead of enjoying the recipe. So, prevention is always better than cure.
  • While making the Halwa, keep the flame in low to medium always. The high flame must be used only for roasting the nuts.
  • Involve lots of ghee in the preparation to make it very delicious!
  • If you are health-conscious and so is your family, add jaggery in place of sugar for perfect color and taste! It may sound cliched but it is worth it!
  • Using homemade Khoya/Mawa and milk is very important and gives you a rich flavor and texture of the halwa
  • Garnish the halwa in this auspicious Rakshabandhan with saffron, dry fruits, etc.

Ingredients for Moong Dal Halwa

  • 1 bowl of washed Yellow lentils/ Moong Dal
  • 1 bowl Sugar as per the quantity of the moong dal
  • 3/4 glass of milk with Kesar soaked
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of ground Elaichi/ Elaichi powder
  • Dryfruits such as cashew nuts, Badaam/Almonds, Pista seeds, etc
  • 1 bowl of ghee
  • 3/4 cup of Khoya or homemade malai or cream
Homemade | Moong Dal Halwa| Indian Sweet

Method of Preparation

For preparing the moong dal

  • Sieve the moong dal well because here we didn't soak the dal in water and cleaned it! Sieve it well dry and disperse the neat moong dal and coarse blend the dal in the blender.
  • Don't blend the dal too much so it leaves behind very less! Blend it coarse for the delightful recipe.

For preparing the dry fruits mixture

  • The very first step in making any halwa is to roast the dry fruits in a small amount of ghee and keep it aside beforehand.
  • Remember until it makes a crackling sound, remove them entirely, and cut the nuts once it gets cooled off. No one wants the entire pieces of nuts to be garnished. It is best to make small pieces of the almonds and the cashews!

For preparing the Moong Dal Halwa

  • After roasting the dry fruits for a few minutes, in the same Wok add 2 big tablespoons of ghee and let it melt.
  • Add the grounded moong dal and cook by constant stirring in low or medium flame until it gives a little brown color.
  • Keep stirring the moong dal in low flame until you see the ghee is led and behind and gives you a perfect soothing fragrance.
  • Now add 2 small bowl cups of water as double the moong dal quantity into the wok and keep stirring again.
  • Add the Kesar soaked milk to the dal and keep cooking. It will appear white at first due to the presence of milk but later give you a changed brown color.
  • Now you will see the consistency appearing dry in nature leaving behind all the ghee around the wok. 
  • Add 1 bowl of sugar which we had taken as per the moong dal quantity and keep stirring till the sugar melts and the mixture again appears to be dry.
  • Now add the most important step, khoya or fresh homemade cream(malai), and stir all again.
  • Cover the lid of the wok and turn the gas off which will leave across all the ghee.
  • After a good 5 minutes, open the lid to see the dry consistency of the halwa in a way it has absorbed all the necessary ingredients.
  • Add the Cardamom powder/ Elaichi powder & the roasted dry fruits!
  • Now turn the stove on and cook by stirring again for 5 minutes. Add 2 small tablespoons of ghee here.
  • You will experience the perfect Halwa color with a good aroma as same as that of an Halwai!
  • Once the ghee is absorbed, garnish with Kesar and few toppings of dry fruits.
  • Serve the delicious drool-worthy Moong Dal Halwa for a delightful Rakshabandhan festive treat.
Homemade | Moong Dal Halwa| Indian Sweet


Highlights

  • Looks in a pretty color and mesmerizingly irresistible
  • It tastes very divine and melts in your mouth, leaving you craving for more.
  • Super yummy in every bite!
  • A worthy treat for all festivals and parties.
Homemade | Moong Dal Halwa| Indian Sweet


Remember the use of ghee and Khoya or Cream is very important for the texture of the halwa
Enjoy this cute, special Rakshabandhan treat with all your siblings and family members. Who knows? You can be the next wonder chef sister or brother of the home! 

Try this wonder desert for this auspicious Rakshabandhan and share your experience in the comment section right below.

Happy Rakshabandhan to all of you!









2 comments:

  1. Wow very easy and quick recipe for halwa.

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  2. My all time favorite thanks for sharing

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