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:)

lata raja said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Faiza Ali said... Reply To This Comment

mmmmmm..That looks yummmmmmy.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

yummy halwa...

prasu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful.

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

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

s said... Reply To This Comment

Yours looks super super super GOOOD!!!

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Halwa looks tempting and yummy...

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect click for the event

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

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

sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

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.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, the halwa has turned out super delicious.

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

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

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ramya Manja said... Reply To This Comment

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...

kittymatti said... Reply To This Comment

yumm yumm!!! Looks perfect dear!!

Simran said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great!

SE said... Reply To This Comment

yummy halwa !!

Preethi Rajeev said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Saju Sharfu said... Reply To This Comment

wow..this looks soo yummy..

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mythreyi Dilip said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

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

ruchikacooks said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious and wonder it is disappeared soon!

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Looks good with the pistachios on top.

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

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

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

Delectable halwa!!Looks mouthwatering

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious ! great picture too !

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

Nice pic and Halwa looks soo good!

simplyfood said... Reply To This Comment

My mouth is watering like anything.Yummy.

Sheetal Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sheetal Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

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

Deepa G Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

wow..nice presentation..very tempting..

Khaugiri said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Great Priya..looks so tempting.

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Siddhi S said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mallugirl said... Reply To This Comment

halwa has such a glorious yellow!

Bergamot said... Reply To This Comment

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

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

thnks for the recipe will try this today