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Asoka Halwa Recipe

Asoka Halwa Recipe. Super delicious halwa made using moong dal which taste so yummy. The more ghee you add the more taste it gets.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Deserts
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - ½ cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Ghee - ⅓ cup + 2 tblsp+ 1 tsp
  • Wheat Flour - 1 tblsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Cashews as needed
  • Cardamom Powder - ½ tsp
  • Food Colour a pinch


  • Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pressure cooker, add moong dal and roast for 1 min. Add in water and pressure cook for 2 whistle. Let the steam escape all by itself. Open the cooker and take the dal in a blender and puree till smooth.
  • Heat 2 tblsp of ghee in a pan, fry cashews and set aside.
  • In the same ghee add wheat flour and roast till it smells nutty and set that aside.
  • Now in a pan, add pureed dal and stir for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Add in sugar and mix well.
  • Keep cooking and mixing, the mixture will get translucent.
  • Now add in some food colour and the roasted wheat flour mix.
  • Mix well and cook till it gets thick.
  • Add in ghee little at a time and keep mixing.
  • Once it starts to leave the sides of the pan, add cashews and cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Serve.
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