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Pumpkin and moong dal halwa Recipe

Pumpkin and moong dal halwa is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Category :
Kid-Friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Slow-Cooked Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
2 hours
Servings :
Serves 6
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  • 1 cup - moong dal
  • 4 cups - grated Pumpkin
  • 1.5 cups - Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp - Cardamom powder
  • Fistful of - chopped pistas
  • 1 tbsp - rose water
  • 4 tbsp - Ghee
  • How to Make Pumpkin and moong dal halwa:

    1. Wash and soak moong dal for 2 hours.
    2. Add 1 cup of water and blend to a smooth batter.
    3. Heat a thick bottom vessel, add ghee and fry the grated pumpkin till the raw smell goes.
    4. Switch off the flame.
    5. Add the ground dal batter to the fried pumpkin and mix well.
    6. Cook on a low flame, when the mixture thickens, add sugar and rose water, and stir well to remove lumps if any and continue to cook for about 25 to 30 mins.
    7. Once it reaches the desired consistency, transfer the mixture to a greased tray and spread the mixture evenly.
    8. Drop the roasted pistas and tuck them in the halva. Let it set for 1 hour. Then with a greased knife cut it into desired shapes.
    9. Allow it to cool fully, serve.
    10. Recipe courtesy: Swasthi's Indian Food Blog


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