Moong Dal Halwa / Cherupayar Parippu Halwa


Moong Dal – 1 cup 
Sugar – 1 to 1 1/4 cups
Ghee – 1/2 cup 
Cardamom powder –
1/4 tsp 
Almonds, chopped – 2 – 3 tbsp 
Milk – 1/2 cup


1. Dry roast moong dal for 3 minutes in a pressure cooker.
2. After 3 minutes, add hot boiling water. Mix well.

3. When water starts to boil, close the lid of pressure cooker.
Cook until 3 whistles. Switch off the stove. 
4. Allow to release the pressure on its own.
5. When pressure is released, open the pressure cooker. Moong dal
is cooked.

6. Heat a pan. Add sugar and cooked moong dal. Stir well to

7. When sugar melts, the mixture will have a semi liquid
consistency. Stir continuously.

8. When mixture starts to thicken, add ghee. Stir well.

9. Again, when mixture starts to thicken, add ghee. Stir well.

10. Addition of ghee should be continued for 2 more times.

11. When mixture thickens, add milk. Cook for 5 minutes.

12. Add cardamom powder and nuts. Stir for 2-3 minutes.

Moong dal halwa is ready.

13. You can use moong dal halwa at this stage.

14. If you prefer to eat halwa in slices, spread ghee on to a cake
pan. Spread halwa using the back of a spoon. Add nuts on top. Let it sit for 3
15. After 3 hours, cut moong dal halwa into slices and enjoy.

16 thoughts on “Moong Dal Halwa / Cherupayar Parippu Halwa”

  1. Wow will try soon seems so yummy 🙂

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  2. Hi Beena ,

    Looks delicious !!!

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    SunShine Blog Award at

    EnjoYYYY !!!!

  3. first time to your blog….. (from ur daughters link at "feast for your guru")wow…dats a great idea to start a blog for her..the pictures on the homepage are too good…will try dis halwa soon


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