Baked Moong Dal Halwa

Baked-Moong-Dal-HalwaBaked moong dal halwa? Is it possible ? Well, yes it is! Holi and Diwali are two favourite Indian festivals . Not only because of the message these festivals spread but also because of the traditional celebrations involved. Food is the center of attraction on these occasions. Moong dal ka Halwa is a favoured dish in most Indian homes during these festival.

It takes around 1.5 to 2 hours if you cook it the old, traditional way, roasting the moong dal batter is quite a task and leaves you tired.  It also requires loads of ghee and leaves us with a feeling of guilt after indulging in it.

Here is a how you can make baked moong dal halwa without calling in the guilt. And a simple method for cooking it in less than 30 mins

Health Factor High Protein


Prep. Time 10 min
Cook Time 30 min

Baked Moong dal halwa

Ingredients (Makes 5 serving)

  • Skinless green gram dal/ moong dal (soaked overnight)  – 250 gms
  • Sugar (you can use sugar substitutes)             -200 gms
  • Saffron                                                            – 1 pinch
  • Ghee                                                                -50 gms (around 3 Tbsp)
  • Mava / khoya                                                   – 100 gms
  • Sliced almonds                                                 – 8
  • Boiling hot water                                           –  1 glass


Instructions for baked Moong Dal Halwa

 1: Wash the soaked moong dal/ green gram dal and remove excess water. Grind it to a thin paste.

 2: Add 1 tbsp of ghee to this paste and microwave for 5 minutes. Remove, mix it with a spatula and again microwave for 5 mins. Repeat this process one more time. It will lose all its moisture and will harden like cake.

 3: Now put this cake in the mixer and grind it. The dal must be completely roasted. The only problem here is, although the dal is roasted, but it still looks fresh yellow in color, as microwaving does not change its color to golden brown.

4. In a pan add 2 tbsp of ghee and roast this mix for 5 minutes on high flame, so that the mixture gets its golden brown color. And then add khoya / mava to it and roast for another 2 minutes.

5. Add boiling hot water, sugar and kesar and mix till it gets the proper consistency.

6 Decorate the baked moong dal halwa with sliced almonds

7 Baked moong dal halwa is ready for guilt free eating!


  1. srigaya says

    i think u r awesome It would be good if you could give breakfast lunch veg and there equivalent calories especially for those young girls who r alone abroad and dont want a dietician to loose weight as they get no time .if possible one can give replacements like instead of roti what can they substitute bread? etc

    • says

      Hi Srigaya,

      Thanks a lot for the compliments. You mean you want more of Microwave receipes right ? sure ill try to write some posts on this :) Keep reading at DietBurrp.

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