Today I will be showing you how to make moong dal halwa. This is a mouthwatering dessert, delicacy from state of Rajasthan. The main ingredient is split yellow moong dal. This recipe will serve 4. For this recipe we need: 1/2 cup of washed split yellow moong dal which you can buy from Indian grocery store. I have already washed and soaked this for about 4 hours. And as you see it has become 2.5 times in volume. We need 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter or ghee. I am using the unsalted butter. For syrup, we need 2/3 cup of sugar 2 cups of water 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder Few strands of saffron. And for garnishing, 1 tablespoon of sliced almonds. So first I am going to blend the moong dal into a paste. I will just check it. Still needs to be blended. Just use little bit water. Just enough what you need to blend. So I am just adding about 2 tablespoons of water. And blend it again. Let’s check it out. This is looking good and it took me about 2 minutes to blend the dal. First I will mix dal and butter together. So let’s take out dal. Let’s put the butter. And mix it well. So after dal and butter is mixed well open the heat on medium high. And on medium high, cook for about 5-6 minutes and then you will have to turn down the heat to medium. You do have to stir this continuously. This has been about 5 minutes. So I will turn down the heat to medium. Like you see this has lot of work to make halwa. You just don’t have to stir it. You have to keep pressing like this so it cooks through. And you don’t want any lumps in the halwa. This should take another 6-7 minutes before it’s ready. It’s going to be light brown in color. And will start giving very nice smell. Halwa is looking really good, very nice color. And it is giving a very sweet aroma. This time it has taken me about 13 minutes. So sometimes it depends on your heat. So this is ready and now I am going to make the syrup. So now I am going to make syrup. So for that water. And sugar. And let it boil this on medium high. After it comes to boil, I will reduce the heat to medium and then let it cook for about 2 minutes. This has been about 2 minutes. I am going to add the cardamom powder and saffron. Turn off the heat and just mix it well. And now we are going to add this in moong dal. Heat is on, medium. And now I am going to add the syrup. Add the syrup slowly as it will splatter. And mix it. Add more syrup. After this comes to boil reduce the heat to low medium. Halwa has started boiling. And as you see, it bubbles and splatters little bit. I am going to lower the heat to low medium. And cover it and let it cook for about 2 minutes before we check this again. This has been about 2 minutes. So going to check it and it needs another 2-3 minutes before halwa will be ready. It has been another 2 minutes so let’s check the halwa. It smells just great. And it’s looking very good. So we have to cook for another 2 minutes, open. Moong dal halwa smelling very good and very very aromatic. And as you see it has started leaving all the sides and you can see butter around. So this is ready. Moong dal halwa smells great. A sweet aroma of saffron and cardamom. A mouthwatering dessert. Halwa tastes best when it is served warm. This is a perfect dessert for cold days. Enjoy a flavorful halwa. Thank you. Till we meet again, check out more recipes on manjulaskitchen.com.