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Asoka halwa

Asoka halwa is a popular Indian Dessert
Author :
Category :
Vegetarian
Course :
Dessert
Cuisine :
Indian
Technique :
Slow Cook
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 4
RATINGs :

Ingredients

1/4th cup - moong dal

1/4th cup - Wheat flour

3/4th cup - Sugar

3/4th cup - Ghee

a pinch - Orange food coloring

1/2 tbsp - Cardamom powder

cashews or Almonds for garnishing

Method

  1. In a pan, dry roast the moong dal until it is golden brown. To this add enough water and cook it until it is very soft and mushy.
  2. Using a masher, mash the cooked dal to a smooth consistency.
  3. In a wide non-stick pan, add 1/4th cup of ghee and wheat flour to it.
  4. Fry the wheat flour in the ghee until a nice aroma comes out.
  5. To the same pan, add cooked dal, sugar and the remaining ghee and cook it on medium heat.
  6. Keep mixing the halwa until they all start to come together and begins to leave the sides of the pan.
  7. At this stage, add the colour and cardamom powder and mix it well. Remove it from flame.
  8. Garnish: Heat about a tsp of ghee in a small pan and fry the cashews or almonds and add to the halwa.
  9. Recipe courtesy: My Cooking Journey
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