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- Unsalted butter (Ghee) – 1 cup
- Split yellow Moong dal – 1/2 cup
- Sugar –1 1/2 cup (as per your taste)
- Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp.
- Mawa (Khoya) – ½ cup
- Chopped Dry fruits (as per your taste)- 1/2 cup
- Saffron strands – 3-4 (for garnishing) Optional
- Wash Moong dal thoroughly and soak in 2 cups of water for at least 4 hours.
- Drain the water and blend dal into a thick paste, adding just enough water as needed to blend.
- Heat ghee on a non-stick pan on medium heat, once ghee is melted, add grinded moong dal paste to it.
- Cook it on medium to low heat and stir continuously to avoid the formation of lumps.
- Let it cook until the mixture turns golden brown and it becomes of a granular consistency.
- Add khoya (Mawa) and mix well.
- Keep stirring continuously, cook for 5-6 minutes till it becomes a little brown in color.
- Add 3 cups of water, sugar, cardamom powder into the other pan on medium heat.
- Mix and Let it boil, once syrup boiled turn off the heat.
- Add all sugar syrup into the pan, little at a time.
- The syrup will splatter as you are adding.
- Stir for a few minutes, till the halwa starts to leave the sides of the pan.
- Add chopped dry fruits (as per your choice) and mix.
- Turn off the heat, Moong Dal halwa is ready,
- Garnish it with chopped dry fruits and saffron strands, etc.