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Badaami Moong Daal Halwa

By: Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

Moong Halwa

Filed in Desserts and Sweets

Serves 10 people

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Famous Moong daal Halwa with a twist


  • 1 ½ cup of Yellow Moong soaked overnight (split yellow lentils)
  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 1 cup of soaked overnight Almonds
  • 1 stick or 1 cup of Unsalted Butter / Desi Ghee ( Clarified Butter)
  • ½  tsp. of Cardamom powder
  • ½  cup of sliced Cashew Nuts and Raisins ( Kaju /Kishmish)
  • ¾  cup of Water


  1. Grind soaked Almonds into paste.
  2. Grind soaked Moong Daal into paste.
  3. Heat sugar and water to boiling level and add cardamom powder.
  4. Stir the mixture till it turns little thick and add half almonds paste to the sugar mixture / chashni.
  5. Now heat Butter / Ghee in a non stick deep dish pan on a medium heat.
  6. Add slowly all Moong Paste into the pan and stir it continuously till you can start smelling from other room or till it starts leaving oil in sides.
  7. When Moong turns little orangish brown add half almonds paste to it and stir it.
  8. Now add cashew nuts and raisins.
  9. After 2-5 minutes when the mixture turns fully cooked add sugar mixture to the moong daal paste.
  10. Stir it continuously till it turns thick and all water is evaporated.
  11. Serve hot or cold with grated almonds garnished.
  12. Note :- Mung bean, also known as green bean, mung, moong, mash bean, munggo or monggo, green gram, golden gram, and green soy, is the seed of Vigna radiata which is native to India and Pakistan.

Latest Comments

By rita on 10/17/2012 9:15:00 AM

Hi Chitraji,ur moong halwa recipe seems quite interesting n delicious too....thanx for it.

By Vanshika Khemlani on 4/14/2010 2:17:00 PM

Thank you Chitra.

By Chitra Ahluwalia Pal on 4/14/2010 1:44:00 AM

Hi Vanshika, You can make it simple then, just grind the moong daal and make it. If you have some grapes, sun dry them and use them as raisins. You dont ahve to use khoya in this. Thanks Chitra

By Vanshika Khemlani on 4/13/2010 3:36:00 PM

Hi Chitra If i want it make it without badam paste, cashew and raisines how do i make it. Because i stay in carribean islands (U.S. Virgin Islands) we do not get khoya as well. So please suggest me something. Thank you. Vanshika.

By Chitra Ahluwalia Pal on 5/15/2009 2:10:00 PM

Omg I tried this again tdy it came out exactly like shaadi wala halwa...


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