Friday, January 15, 2010


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.


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


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.


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