How to make Moong Dal Halwa/Sheera

Moong dal sheera/halwa recipe

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 25 mins

Serves: 4 people


2 tbsp ghee

1 cup yellow moong dal flour

3 cups warm milk

1 cup sugar

1 tsp saffron (kesar)

1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

1/2 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder

6-7 pieces of raisins

thinly sliced almonds and pistachios (garnishing)


1.Heat ghee in a nonstick pan. When the ghee melts, add yellow moong dal flour and roast it on medium to low flame for 15 mins. Roast until you start getting good aroma from the flour or till the flour turns golden brown.

2.When the flour is completely roasted, slowly add warm milk, crushed saffron, raisins, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder. Lower the gas flame and keep on stirring continuously till all the milk gets burnt and it becomes thick.

3. When the flour becomes of solid consistency, switch off the gas and now add sugar to the halwa. Stir the halwa continuously as sugar will start leaving water. When the halwa becomes thick , add sliced almonds and pistachios for garnishing.


1. Always use a nonstick pan or anodised pan for making any sheera or halwa so that you don’t have to stir the flour continuously while roasting the sheera.

2.If you don’t have yellow moong dal flour, then take 1 cup yellow moong dal and grind it in a mixer. Do not soak the moong dal as it will take to much time to roast.

3.Lower the gas while adding milk to the flour or else lumps will form in the flour.

4.To crush saffron, take saffron in a bowl and warm it. Then crush the saffron and add few drops of milk and mix it. Pour this mixture in the halwa.

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  1. Deena said,

    July 6, 2011 at 2:40 am

    U have actually made this recipe easy for me, thanks a lot dear….
    U knw the best part in ur blog is that u give good tips which shows that u r skilled in these things.., thanx once again

  2. Manidipa said,

    September 2, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Hi, this is a much simpler recipe than the one i had tried earlier. One doubt, the moongdal flour you mentioned, did you dry roast the dal before grounding?

  3. priya said,

    November 15, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Its such a easy way to make moong dal halwa, your tips are also goos….,thanx 4 helping us!

  4. priya said,

    November 15, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Its such a easy way to make moong dal halwa, your tips are also good….,thanx 4 helping us!

  5. Neha Sheth said,

    November 17, 2011 at 12:40 pm


  6. Daku mangal singh said,

    March 14, 2013 at 12:27 am


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