Monday, 24 October 2016

Moong Daal Halwa

In India, Diwali is the time of grand celebration as it is the biggest Indian festival that is celebrated across the country with great excitement.It is the auspicious festival that celebrates the victory of good over bad. Moreover, the festival of Diwali, which is also known as the festival of lights, is known for various significance. 

Laxmi Ganesh Puja , The thing that defines Diwali and its auspiciousness in the best way is Laxmi Ganesh Puja that is done by every Hindu family on the evening of Diwali celebration. Laxmi Ganesh puja is in fact the most important ritual of Diwali celebration and without this Puja no one is suppose to start their Diwali celebration. The another most joyable and I personally love to do is a Beautiful & Colorful Rangoli, On Diwali the tradition of making Rangoli is been followed by years. Over years the craze of Rangoli making has increased a lot. Thus before few days of Diwali, the searches for Easy Rangoli Designs for Diwali is done by everyone on the internet. In fact Rangoli, the art of colorful design making on the floor with colored powders attracts people of every age. It is basically done on the entrance floor of the home on Diwali. Though this time I dont have any Rangoli design, I asked my friend to get some Rangoli designs from her place as she is in india, and will be back before diwali. So fingers crossed whether I will get it or I need to get some print outs from net.

One more most important ritual of Diwali is to Greet Loved Ones with Diwali Wishes,
Apart from the festive rituals, people love to greet their near and dear ones with Diwali Wishes and convey their love and care to them. So wither by meeting or via Happy Diwali Messages, people convey their festive wishes to loved ones on the day of Diwali festival celebrations. When I was kid, We used to visit our friend's places to greet them a diwali wishes, And lots of food, Diwali snacks, Sweets. Each Mommy have their different taste, and I love to taste different tastes of same snack and sweets. Lol....Sounds silly...right? But I literally like that. And Now, the most important time hen we get Diwali gifts from parents, And always been so eager to get my diwali gifts. As My gift was always so so special. It is being believed that sharing gifts with loved ones is the way of sharing happiness and love on the auspicious day of Diwali. So just yesterday, I had shopping for Prisha's Diwali gift. and I hope she will like it. You must be thinking that what about Himanshu??? Well, The list is still pending, Will finish my shopping by today or by tomorrow. Yesterday It was a full cleaning day at my home, And I am done with all the Diwali cleaning. 

On the day before Diwali All the Diwali decorations will start.....Lighting Diyas, Candles & Firing Crackers, The most cheerful and exciting part of Diwali festival celebration is Lighting earthen diyas and candles at home as well as firing crackers at night after the Laxmi Ganesh Puja is over. This is how Indians celebrate the festival of Diwali by lighting and decorating their home with beautiful diyas and candles and firing crackers to illuminate the sky.

As we talked about Diwali sweets and snacks, Sweets are the most important part of this festival. Nowadays people love to serve fresh food, and instant recipes to their guests. At my home, Moong daal halwa is the first love to serve on Diwali. It has to be there in menu of Diwali Thali. There are many types Halwa recipes available on internet and many places. Various types of halva from India are distinguished by the region and the ingredients from which they are prepared. In northern India, the most famous include Sooji halva, aate ka halva, Moong dal ka halwa, gajar halwa, dudhi halwa, chana daal halwa. This is our 63rd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop Event, We are back with some #Diwalispecialsweets recipes. And I can not think anything else except this Moong dal ka halwa. So presenting Moong daal ka halwa on this lovely Occasion of Diwali special sweets recipes, So you guys check out the recipe, Do try it and I am sure you will love it. And dont forget to let me know how it turned by commenting below!!! Enjoyyy and Happy Diwali in Advance :)


    1Cup Dhuli Moong dal, soaked and ground to a coarse paste
    1 Cup Ghee
    1 Cup Milk, Hot milk
    1 Cup Sugar
    Saffron for garnish
    1/4 tsp Green cardamom Powder
    10-12 Almonds cut into slivers


1. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add Moong dal Paste, lower heat and mix well, Saute, stirring continuously, till golden brown or for 20-25 minutes. (Note: Sometimes it takes more than 30 minutes. once you make the Moong daal paste, keep this paste in muslin cloth or in drainer to remove access water from the paste, this will help you to take less time to cook moong daal paste.)

2. Heat ½ cup milk in another non-stick pan. Add generous pinch of saffron and mix well for 1 minute. Switch off heat.

3. Heat sugar and 1 cup water in another non-stick pan. Cook till sugar dissolves completely.

4. Add saffron milk to Moong dal and mix well. and cook it for few minutes.

5. Now add cardamom powder, some almond slivers and sugar syrup.

6. Mix well, cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring once a while. Remove lid, mix once. Switch off heat and transfer in a serving dish.

7. Serve hot garnished with almond slivers.