Friday, January 15, 2010

Moong Dal Halwa/ Pesarapappu Halwa

In this month's Indian Cooking Challengewe were asked to prepare Moong Dal Halwa.......

Ingredients:
  • Split (Yellow) Moong dhal - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cups to 1 cup (as per required sweetness)
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Cashews/ raisins roasted in ghee for garnish.

Method to Prepare:

  • Soak 1 cup moong dal overnight. Next morning, grind to a paste.
  • Heat a heavy Kadai, take initially only 1/2 of the ghee and heat it.
  • Add the dhal and stir continuously, not allowing lumps to form. This part is very tricky as the dhal cooks really fast, irrespective of the ghee.
  • Keep the heat at the lowest and keep stirring even after the dhal becomes thick.
  • Add the rest of the ghee intermittently and cook the dhal until aromatic and the ghee starts oozing out.
  • Meanwhile mix the sugar with water/ milk in a pan and bring to a boil. Add this slowly to the cooking dhal.
  • Keep the fir low at all times and break lumps if formed while adding the sugar and water/ milk mix.
  • Cook until the ghee surfaces.
  • Garnish with cashews and raisins.

68 yummies:

Rachana Kothari said...

Dear Prasu,
After seeing halwa everywhere...now i cant hold myself, I feel like having it...Could you please pass on that bowl of halwa to me:) which is so very inviting:)

Gulmohar said...

LBeautiful..I agree with Rachna..I should try this soon..so tempting :-)

kothiyavunu said...

Mmmmm, that bowl is not enough for us; I'll eat all of it myself :)very smooth and delicious...Perfect for event..:D

Swathi said...

Dear parasu,

your halwa looks so tempting. I liked the taste, mine is lightly grainy, we finished it one sitting

Ramya Manja said...

oh Boy!!! that bowl looks real tempting...Wow such a delicious looking halwa,I am sure it tastes heavenly....

These Glossy looking halwa is perfet for the event...

All The Best....

jagruti said...

Hey Prasu

Moong daal halwa is one of my favorit...already drooling...can I have Halwa and that bowl too....

cheers

Priya said...

Such a tempting halwa..with all those nuts lipsmacking here..

Savitharajsspiceland said...

This recipe is very new to me...Thanks ..will try it soon!

Cham said...

Seems evryone enjoyed this halwa challenge, beautiful!

Uma said...

looks so delicious. Beautiful bowl. HAPPY PONGAL :)

s said...

Ah! beautiful..the most delicious looking halwa ive seen until now!

Sheetal Kiran said...

Looks lovely!

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

so so so tempting n delicious! Lovely click!!
Renuka
http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

Nandini said...

Moong dal halwa is marvelous! I love the glossiness!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks too good.

Prathibha said...

Moong halwa is tempting me in the blogosphere....looks super yummy

Happy cook said...

Beautiful vibrant colour and so so yumm.

Siddhi S said...

wow prasu this halwa luks damn tempting n rich...nice presentation

Babli said...

Moong dal halwa looks tasty and mouth watering. Wonderful presentation.

lata raja said...

Prasu how nicely presented! Loved the halwa and the bowl :)

AshKuku said...

I'm speechless..... It is totally mind blowing!!!!! To that normal halwa, u have brought all those uniqueness, which is so special in its own way.... And Hence I tag u with a practice.... kindly accept & collect it....from my blog..
If not u hardly visit my place... now... May be u don't like it anymore... ;-) JUST KIDDING.... But do collect your TOFA!!!!

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Latha said...

Oh my yummy halwa.....have to try it soon...looks so tempting :).

Malar Gandhi said...

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I appreciate, your comforting words to the participants. I believe it will greatly boost their energy...who daringly shared their cooking disasters.

Thank you,
Malar Gandhi
www.kitchentantra.com

nisha said...

i loved the container you have used for the halwa and halwa cooks very tempting too.

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Hi Dear, I would like to share 'Beautiful Blogger' award with you. Please collect it from my blog.

Renuka
http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

PriyaVaasu said...

Hi Prasu, Halwa looks very tempting. Couldnt make it this time, but cing halwa everywhere made up to try it sometime next week.

Nithu Bala said...

Hi, am first time here..yummy halwa..looks definetly delicious.I'm joining your blog today..

Preety said...

halwa looks so tempting

Sharmilee! :) said...

Am seeing this halwa all over the blogspheere, looks yum!

my kitchen said...

Tempting & yummy halwa

priya said...

Please collect your award from my blog, dear!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks very delicious prasu

Sarah Naveen said...

oh my..that looks so yummy dea..!!! love to grab it now....

Jagruti said...

Hi, Prasu I have shared an award with you; please collect it from my blog….
Cheers and enjoy the weekend!!!

Asha said...

Yummy, love the bowl too.

Padhu said...

Halwa looks rich and delicious. Irresistible.

simplyfood said...

Halwa looks delicious.Beautiful click.

Sook said...

This looks so yummy! Do you have a samosas recipe? I just had them the other day for the second time and just loved it! I'm trying to find a good, authentic recipe for it. I guess I will just have to search your site. :) Love your blog!

Shri said...

Delicious!

Rohini said...

Wow.. This halwa looks too delicious n tempting!! I am coming over right away! ;)

Homecooked said...

This looks yummy!

Nostalgia said...

Lovely pictures.. you have done it very well

Nandini said...

Hi Prasu dear,
What happened? Missing you so much:)
Is everything alright?
Take care.

Regds,
Nandini

Siddhi S said...

hey prasu u very busy this days? no posts frm u...
Hey i hv couple awards for u in my blog, plz chk thm whn u gt tym

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Prashu,
I hope everything is fine at your end. No posts from your end ...
Take care
Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

Oraphan said...

This looks amazingly delicious! I really love this simple recipe with not a long list of ingredients, thanks for sharing:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Moong dhal halwa looks very tempting and nicely presented... Yum yum yummy!!! My first here, shall come for more...

http://memoryarchieved.blogspot.com

ARUNA said...

Looks damn tempting!!!!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Halwa looks very rich with nuts and saffron dear!!!

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Rachana Kothari said...

Dear Prasu,
Missing you dear! I hope everything is fine at your end...
take care!
Rachana

Subhashini said...

Hi
with me you have got 100 followers for your blog.very nice recipes.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Prashu,
We all are missing your post. Is everything all right? Hoping to see u soon....
Bye
Deepa

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Prasu
How are you? I know you would be off blog for quite sometimes...this is just to say hallo, if you are opening your blog...
I am sure you are doing fine..
Ushnish
Milano

Hari Chandana said...

WOW.... Yummy halwa.. looks soo delicious and inviting... Awesome snaps.. :)

Daisy Blue said...

Wow such a tempting halwa :)

Jaggu said...

Hello Prasu, I found your Vankaya/Allam curry and am going to try it tomorrow. I will let you know how it came out.

srividhya Ravikumar said...

wow... looks awesome... following you

Roha said...

First Time here,
Beautiful recipe..its reminds of puri we used to fill up moong dal halwa in puris...;)

www.hyderabadicuisinerecipes-angel.blogspot.com

Abraham Chacko said...

I should try this soon..so tempting :-)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

inviting halwa...shining like pearls...yum yum..can eat tht bowl rigth away..

first time here...u have a lovely space...just started blogging..and love to add u in my list..
ur comments/suggestions r highly appreciated..happy blogging...following u>>>>>>



sanyuktagour(bayes)
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

GayathriRaj said...

Hey wow...yummy recipe dear...its tempting tooo.... first time to ur blog and i loved it....please do visit my blog and give ur valuable commnts...now im following you...i wud love to see u in my list too...enjoy cooking...

Chetana said...

Dear Prasu,
First time to ur yummylicous page...following u..will be bk.Between dis halwa looks soo tempting.
Chetana
www.myrecipegalore.blogspot.com

Soma Pradhan said...

no post since a long time...WHats up dear

Turmericnspice said...

halwa looks great...you have a nice blog!! tons of yummies to drool over;)

Madhu said...

Wow! sounds easy. will sure give it a try!

Priti said...

Came across your blog accidently and thanks so much for the lovely and authentic Andhra vantalu.Is there a way to get them direct to our inbox as and whn you post your new recipe please?

Thanks once again Prasa..

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

Yummy moong dal,check my blog for a surprise!

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