Asoka halwa

Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 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

How to Make Asoka halwa

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