स्वादिष्ट मूंग दाल का हलवा – Instant Moong Dal Sheera– How to make Rajasthani Moong dal halwa

Ingredients –

  • 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


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