Moong Dal Halwa {with Jaggery}

Healthy and Sugarless are two words that i love the most when it comes to my favorite food , Desserts!! Though there is no thinking twice when it is “Eating out” time, i do think a lot when i make them at home… That is because since whatever made is eaten {Gobbled is the right word!} only by both of us, the huge amount of sugary calories also gets shared between us.. But the restaurants are always kind enough to serve only a couple of Gulab Jamuns or maybe a tiny cup of Gajar ka Halwa even if i give them that “Bas itna hi??”{Only this much??} look… Thank God for that!! 🙂

                               Moong Dal Halwa was in my “Definitely should try” list since long when my dear friend Gayatri Praveen Kamath had posted it in a food group… I was simply mind blown by the simplicity of the recipe.. It was by far the easiest and healthiest dessert recipe i had ever seen.. So finally a week back, when my sweet tooth was paining very badly {As always.. I guess i should consult a doc.. Lol!}, i took out my recipe list and found this halwa pleading me to try it and i had to give in {I’m so sweet, right?}…

Both of us loved it sooo much that the halwa was over within 5 mins of me serving it.. It was very tasty and had this soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture… This recipe is sure to stay at my place… Do try if you love desserts like me and you are sure to love it… Happy and Healthy Cooking!!!

Thanks Gayatri for this amazing recipe!!

Health Benefits of Moong dal/Green Gram: Aids in weight loss, Lowers Cholesterol levels,Produce resistance against infectious diseases and promotes heart health..

Health Benefits of Jaggery: Ability to cleanse the body, Acts as a digestive agent, Provides good amounts of minerals, Healthy substitute for sugar..

RECIPE: {Serves 3 to 4 persons}

1 Cup Moong Dal/Skinned split green gram
1/2 Cup Jaggery
1 Tbsp Ghee {Optional!}
A Pinch of Cardamom Powder
Chopped dry fruits such as cashews and raisins as Garnish

1. Soak moong dal for around 3-4 hours.. Discard water and pressure cook till soft but not mashed completely..
Note: While adding water in the pressure cooker, take care that the water should be of the same level as dal and not more than that..

2. Melt jaggery in a pot using little water..

3. Sieve the jaggery water and add to the moong dal..

4. Cook the mixture stirring occasionally till water evaporates completely.. Add ghee..

5. Fry till ghee leaves sides of the pan..
6. Add raisins and mix well..

7. Add cardamom powder and mix well..

8. Remove from flame and garnish with cashews…
Serve warm!

Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!

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