Badaami Moong Dal Halwa or Mung Dal Halwa

Badaami Moong dal Halwa Recipe


  • 1½ cup of Yellow Moong soaked overnight (split yellow lentils)
  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 1 cup of soaked overnight Almonds
  • 1 stick or 1 cup of Unsalted Butter / Desi Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • ½ Teaspoon of Cardamom powder
  • ½ cup of sliced Cashew Nuts and Raisins (Kaju / Kishmish)
  • ¾ cup of Water

Preparation Method

  1. Grind soaked Almonds into paste.
  2. Grind soaked Moong dal into paste.
  3. Heat sugar and water to boiling level and add cardamom powder.
  4. Stir the mixture till it turns little thick and add half almonds paste to the sugar mixture / chashni.
  5. Now heat Butter / Ghee in a non stick deep dish pan on a medium heat.
  6. Add slowly all Moong Paste into the pan and stir it continuously till you can start smelling from other room or till it starts leaving oil in sides.
  7. When Moong turns little orangish brown add half almonds paste to it and stir it.
  8. Now add cashew nuts and raisins.
  9. After 2-5 minutes when the mixture turns fully cooked add sugar mixture to the moong dal paste.
  10. Stir it continuously till it turns thick and all water is evaporated.
  11. Serve hot or cold with grated almonds garnished.

Note :- Mung bean, also known as green bean, mung, moong, mash bean, munggo or monggo, green gram, golden gram, and green soy is the seed of Vigna radiata which is native to India and Pakistan.