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Ashoka Halwa Recipe

Ashoka Halwa is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Slow Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
1 hour
Servings :
Serves 6
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  • Moong dhal - 1 cup
  • Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 3 cups
  • Ghee - 1.5 cups
  • Saffron color - a pinch
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  • Chopped cashew - 2 tbsp.
  • How to Make Ashoka Halwa:

    1. Soak moong dhal in plenty of water for an hour. Wash well, drain, add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles. After it cools, open, mash well, add sugar and boil.
    2. Heat ghee in a kadai and add wheat flour, cashews and fry on a low fire till colour changes lightly.
    3. Add saffron colour mixed with 1 tsp water.
    4. To this add green gram-sugar mixture, stirring continuously.
    5. Cook the mixture till the whole mix leave the sides of the vessel.
    6. Add cardamom powder, mix and serve.


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