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Instant Vegan Moong Dal Halwa


Moong dal halwa, and that too quick? Well, everything is possible if you have the will. This vegan moong dal halwa is a blend of 3 ingredients- yellow lentils, raw cane sugar, and sunflower oil, which gives you a lip-smacking dessert.
instant moong dal halwa


If you love moong dal halwa, just like me, you will instantly fall in love with the vegan version.
Did I say instant?

Well, it is an instant moong halwa that needs no introduction.
What's so special about this vegan moong halwa recipe?

This moong dal halwa:

  • Uses no white sugar
  • Uses no dairy
  • Is 100% vegan recipe
  • Requires no soaking
  • Doesn't need constant stirring
This is one of the easiest and quickest moong halwa recipes ever. Did I say yummiest? Awesome would be an understatement for this.

No, I am not exaggerating, but this is a fact about this simplest of moong halwa recipes vegan, butter free sugarless.

Either trust my words or try it to believe this simple moong dal halwa recipe.

I have followed the PIP method, which stands for pot inside pot (devised by OPOS mentor Rama Krishnan) . OPOS stands for one pot, one shot - a revolutionary technique which is the brainchild of Mr Rama Krishnan, who runs OPOS School in Facebook.

Mr Ramki has brought about a revolution in the world of cooking with his one pot one shot technique.

This is exactly what I have followed for my moong dal halwa recipe.
vegan moongdal halwa

Why I choose Oil Over Ghee/Butter





Without further ado, let's go to the sugar free vegan moong halwa recipe.

This diwali, treat your guests with this vegan moong halwa and get set to receive compliments from near and dear ones.

Why I choose Raw Cane Sugar or Jaggery Over White Sugar


Ingredients for Butter Free Moong Halwa

1 cup- dry roasted moong dal powder (I have used Patanjali's unpolished moong dal)-yellow lentils/dehusked green gram 1/4 cup- raw cane sugar or more, depending on your sweet preference 1/4 cup- oil (I added saffola sunflower) 1/4 cup- water

How to make instant moong dal halwa

Wash moong dal 3-4 times. Spread it on a cloth until it turns dry. Dry roast moong dal separately. Ideally, what I do is after making rotis, when the skillet is still hot, I put my dals/lentils on it for dry roasting. I dry roasted my dal like this only. I kept dal on tawa 3 times - whenever I made roti Then grind the roasted moong dal to powder.


You may choose to do so in a kadahi. Make sure the lentils are dry roasted perfectly. Since we are cooking the halwa for the minimum amount of time in cooker, dry roasting it to perfection is an important step in the recipe, which will decide the type of moong halwa you will get. My roasted moong dal powder together with the other ingredients (before the inclusion of water) tasted good even before I heated it for the final time to get a halwa-like consistency.
Take a bowl, add 1/4 cup raw cane sugar or sugar powder to it. Add 1/4 cup refined oil to the sugar. Add roasted moong dal powder and 1/4 cup water as well. You may add up to 1/2 cup water if you want a thinner version of halwa. I was eying to make moong dal burfi so added less amount. I have already pressed my moong halwa under weight and waiting for my moong dal burfi.
delicious moong dal halwa burfi
Mix everything. Take a 2 or 3 liter Pressure Cooker. Please do not follow this recipe with these ingredients in a bigger cooker. WE NEED A small PC - 2 or 3-liter would do!
Add 1 cup of water. Place the moong dal bowl in the center. Cover the bowl with an aluminum foil. Put the lid with weight on. Cook for 5 mins on high or for 2 whistles. Open, mix, and enjoy lip-smacking moong dal halwa.
When I offered moong halwa to mom and dad, they were really surprised to find that it is a no ghee recipe. Yes, it is finger licking good. One try is a must! Please believe my words - nobody can say this doesn't use ghee!.

Yay! I already have the feedback from dearest Satinder Wadhwa aunty:







Low fat Moong dal halwa recipe in Hindi
moong dal ko dry roast karlo...main garam tawa per he rakh deti hu daal, wo apne aap roast ho jati hai....ache se roasted dal ko thanda hone per powder kar leeein....fir ek bowl mein --1/4 cup oil , 1/4 cup gur powder/refined cane sugar/sugar powder , 1/4 cup water leee....ismein 1 cup dry roasted moong powder add karei... ab ek 2 ya fir 3 liter pressure cooker lei...usmine 1 cup water dalee....fir wo moong dal wala mixture bowl cooker mein rakh dee....lid band karee or 5 min ya fir 2 whistles ke liye heat karei...iskee baad cooker kholee or bowl wala mixture mix karei and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! aap chaho to ismein nuts add kar sakte ho

Comments

  1. On dry roasting moong dal for halwa. I follow this technique for dals and spices and have seen mom set curd on the used tawa. The options are galore to save energy this way. You will love this technique, since you do not need to constantly stir anything in order to dry roast it. On top of it, all this on a turned off flame.

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  2. Wow !! OPOS is something new to me..loved the details of the recipe and the tips on how to save energy...that's the charisma of Indian women..even I practice such things like roasting urad dal papad on my hot griddle after making chapati. I keep the curd to set in winters in the oven which is still warm after I have done my baking..and so on...now coming to the recipe..this one is sure a keeper...I will definitely give it a try and share my feedback with you :)

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    1. Your words sound like music to my ears. Thank you for such kind words. I hear your views on Indian women and our rationality about certain things, especially when it comes to cooking and saving. LOVELY IDEAS. I would love to hear back from you, Poonam.

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  3. lovely dear... i am all set to try your moong dal halwa but of course with little twist n turns... feedback coming soon!!

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    1. Your feedback with your twists & turns is always welcome sweetie!

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