Friday, January 15, 2010

MOONGDHAL HALWA FOR ICC

Wish you a very happy Pongal. this is the first time i am trying this halwa. I made it on the pongal day. It tasted Yum!! I have just followed the recipe No. 2 given by Simran, and lataji has given awesome tips, i just followed it. Thanks Valli to choose this recipe.




INGREDIENTS



Split (Yellow) Moong dhal - 1 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cups to 1 cup (as per required sweetness)
Milk - 1/2 cup (Notes from Lataji - instead of water for the sugar, this gives the khoya added taste, Simran's recipe asked for water)
Cashews/ raisins roasted in ghee for garnish


METHOD

Soak 1 cup moong dal overnight.

Next morning, grind to a paste.

Heat a heavy Kadai, take initially only 1/2 of the ghee and heat it
.
Add the dhal and stir continuously, not allowing lumps to form. This part is very tricky as the dhal cooks really fast, irrespective of the ghee.

Keep the heat at the lowest and keep stirring even after the dhal becomes thick.Add the rest of the ghee intermittently and cook the dhal until aromatic and the ghee starts oozing out.

Meanwhile mix the sugar with water/ milk in a pan and bring to a boil.

Add this slowly to the cooking dhal.Keep the fir low at all times and break lumps if formed while adding the sugar and water/ milk mix.Cook until the ghee surfaces.

Garnish with cashews and raisins.




15 comments:

Asha

I saw many yellow and golden Halwa today, love your caramelized color, delicious.

lata raja

Perfect Vidhya.I just heard from another member that what sells in shops is somewhat brown in colour only. i had mr apprehensions earlier. I tried both recipes and the dhal I used in itself had a very yellow tinge. That halwa is somewhere between brown and yellow. This looks just right.

Padhu

Moong dal halwa is new to me .Sounds interesting! Do drop by
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/
when time permits

Shama Nagarajan

happy pongal....yummy halwa,...

kittymatti

looks great dear! nice recipe

Usha

Moong dhal halwa looks and sounds yum !

Medhaa

Hi yours looks like mine brown in color, I loved this challenge. It was delicious

Priya

Beautiful moongdal halwa, looks scrumptious..

Uma

looks yummy. HAPPY PONGAL :)

sowmya.s

happy pongal..sweet looks delicious..

Gita

Nice presentation Vidhas....halwa looks tempting :)

Priyameena

Wow Looks Yummy!!Happy Pongal!

vidhas

Thanks my dear friends for passing by and for your lovley comments.

Ramya Vijaykumar

Vidhas, the halwa looks very tempting and inviting!!!

Mangala Bhat

WOW! LOOKS VERY INVITING! TOMORROW IS MAHA SHIV RATRI >>WILL MAKE THIS FOR pRASADAM ! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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