Moong Dal Halwa

Moongdal halwa is an indian dessert rich & delicious and it is the best sweet in winter.  I made this for Diwali.



Prep Time : 10 Mins + 4 Hrs Soaking Time
Cook Time : 20 Mins

Ingredients

  • Hesaru bele / Yellow split moong dal - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 1/4 cup
  • Chiroti rave / Rava - 1 tbsp
  • Kadale hittu / Besan flour - 2 tsp
  • Sakkare / Sugar  - 2 cups
  • Neru / Water - 1/2 cup
  • Kesari / Saffron water - 1 tbsp (Hot water + Kesar)
  • Yelakki / Cardamon powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry fruits ( almonds & Pistachios) crushed - 2 tbsp
Method
  1. Soak moongdal for 4 hours. Drain the water and blend into a coarse paste
  2. In a pan add sugar and water bring into boil then add kesar water
  3. In the other side of the stove. Heat pan on low flame and add ghee 
  4. Add rava and besa together and mix well and stir for few mins (so that the color gradually change)
  5. Add slowly moong dal constantly stir on low flame (should be cook until raw smell goes)
  6. Add Sugar syrup slowly stir constantly 
  7. Add dry fruits and cardamon powder mix well on low flame till becomes halwa consistency
  8. Serve hot with mixture





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Soya Matar Sabji

Soya sabji/curry is a delicious and healthiest vegetarian recipe. This can be best to serve with roti/paratha/naan/chapathi etc. I tasted in the restaurant recently.




Prep Time : 15 mins (soak time ) + 10 mins
Cook Time : 20 Mins

Ingredients

  • Soya Chunks - 2 cups
  • Mattar / Peas - 1/2 cup 
  • Red Onions - 1 cup
  • Tomato - 1/2 cup
  • Jeera seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger + Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
  • Spice powders : Garam masala - 1 tsp, Nutmeg powder - 1/4 tsp, Redchilli powder - 1 tsp, Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp, Coriander powder- 1 tsp (adjust as per taste)
Method
  1. Finely cut onions and tomatoes and keep aside
  2. Cook fresh matar /peas and keep aside
  3. Soaked soya chunks and squeeze out the water and pulse in a mixer (it should be coarse texture)
  4. In a pan add oil then add jeera 
  5. Add finely chopped onions stir fry till onions transulant 
  6. Add tomatoes , ginger garlic paste stir once
  7. Then add matar and soya stir once , add salt
  8. Add all spice powders mix well and close the lid cook for 10 mins on low heat
  9. Stir well and sprinkle coriander leaves turn off the heat and  serve hot with rotis
*This is a non-Iyengar recipes. 



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