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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ashoka halwa / Moong dal halwa

Ashoka halwa is a wonderful dessert or sweet to's a traditional sweet made in lot of houses during festive season.It is made of moong dal, an easy recipe tooo. Try this yummy halwa .. 


  • Moong dal - 1cup
  • Sugar-11/2cup
  • Ghee - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
  • Yellow food color - required
  • Milk- 1/4 cup
  • Water


  • Wash and cook moong dal with water in pressure cooker for 7 whistles, until it becomes like paste.
  • Heat a pan, add sugar and water 1/2 cup and allow it to dissolve and it becomes little sticky.
  • Take the cooked dal and mix it well. If it is not boiled well. Grind them into a paste in mixer.
  • Heat another pan, add few tsps of ghee, add the moong dal paste and fry till the moong dal absorbs the ghee. 
  • Now ad the milk and allow it to boil till no lumps are formed. 
  • Add sugar syrup little by little and stir continuously. Check that there are no lumps.
  • Add the food color and stir well.
  • Stir occasionally till the paste becomes thick.
  • Add ghee little and stir well.
  • When all the excess milk and water is absorbed and it came to the halwa consistency, pour the remaining ghee and mix .
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.

Yummilicious halwa is ready to dig...


  1. Looks very delicious and inviting clicks too.

  2. Very tempting recipe... Drooling here...

  3. very very inviting and delicious halwa !!

  4. This is one of the family favorite dishes for me!!! Lovely texture...

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