Friday, January 15, 2010

Moong Dal Halwa ~~ICC

Our this month's challenge goes for the famous North Indian Moong dal halwa... when Srivalli announced this month Indian Cooking Challenge, i was quite happy to know about that she choosed the famous moongdal halwa as i was planning since quite a long about making out these delicious moong dal halwa when i tasted them at my friend's place before few months back, i still remember that glossy moong dal halwa which tasted fantastic with loads of ghee and nuts...Thanks to Srivalli for choosing this delicious halwa and i was quite eager to make out this authentic recipe which is quite worth to try out...The only thing i really went for searching is my H's hands to keep on stirring this droolworthy halwa since it needs some strong helpers to stir out else this moongdal halwa is quite easier and tastier than wat we expect..This halwa tastes incredible when they were served warm and i relished each and every spoon...Thanks to Simran & Lata for giving us the exact notes on this recipe and helping us to come up without any doubts..Srivalli has given as usual two versions to try out this halwa, i went for the second recipe which needs the dal, milk, sugar and ghee while the first recipe goes for khoya..


1cup Split Yellow Moong dal
1cup Sugar
3/4cupGhee
1/2cup Milk
Few Cashew nuts fried in ghee

Soak the moong dal overnight..next morning, grind to a paste..Heat a heavy kadai and heat the1/2cup of ghee, once the ghee gets melted, add the dal paste and stir continously without allowing any lumps to form (here we need some helpers to stir, fortunately my H helped me here)..This part is really tricky as the dal cooks really fast..Keep the heat in low flame and keep on stirring until the dal becomes thick..

Add the rest of the ghee and cook the dal until the ghee starts oozing out, meanwhile mix the sugar with milk in a pan to boil and add slowly this to the cooking dal...Keep the flame in simmer and break the lumps while adding the sugar-milk mix...Cook again until the halwa get off from the kadai..

Garnish with nuts..

44 comments:

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    Halwa is tempting:)

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  2. And did Suresh help you? The halwa has come out very nice. I loved the garnish in the picture. it so beautifully compliments the halwa.

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  3. Priya Moong Dal Halwa looks delicious dear.........

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  4. Lovely presentation Priya...nice colorful and yummy halwa :)

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  5. Yours looks super super super GOOOD!!!

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  6. Halwa looks tempting and yummy...

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  7. That's a delicious halva u got there Priya..so how was ur pongal? We cannot celebrate tis yr:(

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  8. thats another delectable dessert Priya. I always enjoy Moong dal Halwa but never tried at home. you made it look so simple. love this bowl. besides tell me how do you dish out such great dishes everyday with perfect picture. awesome dear.

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  9. Priya, the halwa has turned out super delicious.

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  10. Nice halwa...yum...Happy pongal to you!

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  11. lovely isn't it? Just that its quite a pain stirring the halwa in low heat. The pic looks neat..

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  12. Looks Alluring!!! Though I never tasted this,The clicks are tempting and I wish I could relish a Laddle full of Halwa.... it must have been a worth try...

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  13. yumm yumm!!! Looks perfect dear!!

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  14. Hey Priya the halwa looks so yummy and great click. Hey thanks for the noodle advice, will try and let u know. We all r padthai fans.

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  15. Halwa is soft and delicious! Thalaiveeyum Thalaivanum senthu seitha halwa supera irrukku!:D

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  16. Wow everyone are tempting me today with your sweet creations... awesome.

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  17. Looks delicious Priya!
    Well decorated with pistachios mmm........

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  18. Priya,

    Moong Dal Halwa looks soft and delicious. Mine also comes out good. it tasted great

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  19. Yummy Halwa Priya.. The hot moong halwa goes so well with ice cream nah?

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  20. Looks delicious and wonder it is disappeared soon!

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  21. looks very pretty.. i am just posting mine now.

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  22. Looks good with the pistachios on top.

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  23. orey sweet melava irukkey..looks defntly tempting.i want to try making it too

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  24. Delectable halwa!!Looks mouthwatering

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  25. Looks delicious ! great picture too !

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  26. Nice pic and Halwa looks soo good!

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  27. My mouth is watering like anything.Yummy.

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  28. Oh how delicious! Your halwa looks spectacular Priya! I am very tempted to try the second version after seeing this!

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  29. Oh how delicious! Your halwa looks spectacular Priya! I am very tempted to try the second version after seeing this!

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  30. wow..nice presentation..very tempting..

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  31. What a perfect colour and texture Priya, love ur halwa like anything:)

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  32. Great Priya..looks so tempting.

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  34. hey priya this halwa luks very tempting...ur efforts r worth

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  35. halwa has such a glorious yellow!

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  36. This looks yummy...the pista on the halwa adds a nice touch to the presentation.

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  37. thnks for the recipe will try this today

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