Moong Dal Halwa 

   

Moong dal halwa is one of my favorite sweets. This time I decided to replace sugar with jaggery to give it a healthier twist. 

But I ran out of sugar as well as jaggery and so I picked the palm sugar that was waiting to be experimented with for almost 2 months. Palm sugar is healthier than regular refined sugar and supposed to be good alternative for diabetes patients. 
  

So here goes –

Recipe adapted from here.

Serves 6-8 

WHAT WE NEED

Split moong dal / yellow lentil                           1 cup

Water                                                                          1 cup

Coconut Palm sugar                                               1 cup

Ghee / clarified butter                                           1 1/2 tbsp

Cashewnuts, broken                                              10
WHAT TO DO

  • Soak the dal in water for 4 hours
  • Then pressure cook it using 1 cup of water. Once done, mash it and keep aside
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp ghee and fry the cashewnuts. Keep aside
  • Heat the palm sugar
  • Once the palm sugar is completely melted and starts thickening, add the mashed da and mix well.
  • Keep stirring regularly and let the mixture thicken.
  • Once most of the water in the mixture evaporates, add the ghee.
  • When the ghee starts leaving the sides of the pan, add the cashewnuts and switch off the flame.
  • Enjoy!

 

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Moong dal halwa is one of our favorite.Looks nice.

  2. Varada says:

    I have never tried palm sugar. I like the deep color, looks so rich.

  3. Priya Suresh says:

    Wish i get a bowl of this halwa, so tempting.

  4. usha says:

    I never tasted moong dal halwa but can imagine the taste as I use to love the moong dal sugar filling used for stuffed roti. In Telugu we call those bhakshyalu or boorelu

  5. Nalini says:

    Yummy looking moong dhal Halwa,love the idea of using palm sugar instead of sugar. Great recipe.

  6. srividhya says:

    very nice.. Great idea to use palm sugar. love it

  7. What a lovely recipe!

  8. gayathriraani says:

    I use palm sugar in milk but never used it to make sweets. Halwa looks so nice..

  9. Pavani says:

    What a delicious looking moog dal halwa.

  10. Srivalli says:

    That’s a good sweet..I love moong dal halwa..and making it with palm sugar is a great idea..

  11. harini says:

    Never used palm sugar but the halwa turns out good everytime!

  12. what a delicious halwa – I could easily dig in now

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