Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Ashoka Halwa

I saw this recipe in Roshni's blog and had immediately book marked it. With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought this would be a nice one to make. It came out delicious and the procedure is relatively easy.

The moong dal : sugar : ghee ratio recommended is 1 : 2 : 3. But I used only 2 cups of ghee. It tasted pretty good with that as well. But ofcourse, it will be better with more.



Ingredients:

Moong Dal - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 cups
Ghee - 2 cups
All Purpose Flour/Maida - 4 tbsp
Caradamom - 1/2 tsp
Orange food colour - a pinch
Cashews - a few
Raisins - a few

Method:


  • Cook the Moong Dal with enough water in a pressure cooker till it is well cooked. It should be mushy. If it still has its shape, just run it in the mixie.
  • Heat a little ghee in a pan. Fry the cashews. Keep aside.
  • Add the raisins and fry and keep aside.
  • Add the maida and stir till it gets a slight brown colour.
  • Now add the Moong Dal and stir till it starts to come together.
  • Add the sugar, cardamom powder, food colour and 1 cup of ghee. Mix and keep stirring till the sugar melts and the ghee is almost absorbed. Make sure there are no lumps formed.
  • Add more ghee and stir again.
  • When the halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan, its done, switch off and garnish with cashews and raisins.


Delicious Ashoka Halwa is ready!!!



9 comments:

  1. wow.. looks soooo good.. can just have that bowl all by myself... thanks for trying and giving me feedback.. i have made it many times and it has never failed to impress.. :-)

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    1. Thanks Roshni. I would also be adding this to my frequently made sweets :-)

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  2. Yummay Halwa looks colourful soooo delicious
    Sai Padma Priya
    www.soundaryasbeautyworld.com

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  3. Never thought of adding maida to the halwa.I think it acts as a good binding agent.Thanks . Ramani

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