Baked 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!
I will like to try your recipe for baked moong dal halwa. Recipe calls for 1 glass of hot water. Since glass come in many different sizes , it will be better id could give water needed in ounces? Thanks
Hi Sharda ,
1 glass is 200 ml
very tasty & easy recipe of moong dal halwa I loved it
Thankx Kalpana ! keep reading at DietBurrp !
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
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.
If we don’t use microwave then what is the option?
RD, Payal Banka (Registered Dietitian)
You can make in the regular way , just dry gring the dal a previous day and add 2-3 tsp of ghee , mix it and keep , next day while roasting you will not require as much ghee as it generally needs.