Sunday, February 25, 2018

Ashoka Halwa / Asoka Halwa / Thiruvaiyaru Asoka Halwa / Moongh Dal Halwa

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Ashoka Halwa
Ingredients
Yellow Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 & 3/4 cups
Wheat flour - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1 & 1/4 cups
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Yellow food colour - a generous pinch
Cardamom - 8 crushed finely
Cashew nut roasted in ghee - 10
Method
Take a pressure cooker dry roast moong dal till light brown,do not burn them.
Pour water and pressure cook till soft.Cool and open the cooker mash it well to get a smooth paste.
Heat a non stick pan add 1/2 cup ghee and wheat flour roast till raw smell has disappeared.This step is very important otherwise your final dish will have a raw taste and smell.
Now add the mashed dal,sugar and food colour in medium low flame start cooking the mixture.
When it has started to thicken slowly add remaining ghee little by little and mix till the halwa has started to leave the sides of the pan.
Switch off the stove add the fried cashew nut and cardamom powder mix well.
Serve this halwa hot or warm.

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