Ganesh Chaturthi Special-Moong Dal Ka Halwa

This ghee laden halwa is a creamy, moist , melt in mouth delicacy.

Serves: 4


  • Moong dal                                – 1 cup
  • Almonds                                   – 10
  • Saffron strands                         – few
  • Ghee                                        – ½ cup
  • Cardamom pwd                         – ¼ tsp
  • Sugar                                       – 1 cup
  • Milk                                          – ½ cup


  1. Mix well and stir until the halwa comes to thicker consistency.
  2. Pour it in a ghee greased plate.
  3. Allow to cool for 5 to 6 hrs.
  4. Slice it to desired shape with greased knife. Wash and soak moong dal for 3 hours.
  5. Soak almonds in warm water for ½ an hour.
  6. Peel off the skin and make a paste of it.
  7. Grind to smooth paste adding little water.
  8. Soak saffron strands in 2 tbsp of warm milk.
  9. Heat the ghee in heavy bottomed kadai.
  10. Add moong dal paste and sauté to golden in low flame.
  11. Add milk,  badam paste, saffron soaked in milk, cardamom pwd  and cook until the milk is absorbed
  12. Remove from flame and keep aside.
  13. Heat water in a pan, add sugar and make sugar syrup.
  14. Add the moong dal mixture in this syrup and stir quickly.
  15. Garnish with thin slices of almond, pista and saffron strands.
  16. Delicious Moong dal halwa ready to relish..!


This halwa  is made from split yellow  Moong Dal that  tastes superb and very easy to prepare.


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