Ayurvedic Holiday Sweets: Moong Dal Jaggery Halwa

Ayurvedic Holiday Sweets: Moong Dal Jaggery Halwa

Moong Dal Jaggery Halwa is an easy, delicious and healthy dessert for the holiday season.

Moong Dal is filled with protein and is low carb. It’s one of the best vegetarian superfoods and yellow moong beans in particular, are extremely light for digestion. Moong Dal is one of the low carb dals when compared to others in the group.

Moong Dal Jaggery Halwa

Adding jaggery to this recipe helps in making it more healthy compared to the use of refined sugars.

Ingredients
1/2 cup moong dal, skinned
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup organic unrefined palm jaggery
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp ghee
raisins, walnuts to garnish

Directions

  1. Dry roast the dal on a low flame until aromatic. Rinse very well and cook with 1 1/2 cups water until smooth. It can be cooked in a pressure cooker for 2 to 3 whistles on a medium flame.
  2. Mash the dal very well and add the jaggery along with the cardamom powder.
  3. Cook on a low heat stirring often for a few minutes until the jaggery dissolves completely.
  4. Heat the ghee in a pan and saute the walnuts and raisins until golden. Add the ghee to the halva. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Garnish with fried walnuts and raisins. Serve hot.

Arya Krishna is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, educator, and speaker. She completed her Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kerala, India. She is registered as an Ayurveda doctor (Reg No: 14664) under the Indian Medical Council. She received a Fellowship in Orthopedic Rehabilitation from Apollo group of Institutions, Hyderabad. An editor with the International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, she previously served as the associate editor of the American Ayurvedic Journal of Health. Before moving to the US in 2015, she was Resident Medical Officer (Ayurveda) in AyurVAID hospital, Bangalore and has knowledge and experience in precision and evidence-based Ayurveda. She was an Ayurveda Domain expert with Health Connect 24 – a unique platform to bring together Ayurveda, Yoga and swadeshi. She is efficient in performing all Panchakarma procedures (purification therapies) and has knowledge of Marma Therapy. Other areas of expertise include Ayurveda diet and lifestyle, women’s health, and rasayana (rejuvenation). She works for the promotion and propagation of Ayurveda by offering lectures, webinars and contributing to various journals. She is a resource person for the Council of Ayurveda Research (CAR) and is an Ayurvedic blogger with Mother Earth Living. Currently, she is residing in Danville, Pennsylvania and is listed as a BAMS doctor with AAPNA (Association of Ayurveda Practitioners of North America). She is an Ayurveda Consultant and Educational coordinator with Be Mind Body Skin, New Jersey and Subject Matter Expert at At Home with Ayurveda, UK.

2 comments

  1. Hi Admin,
    Moong Dal is filled with protein and is low carb. It’s one of the best vegetarian superfoods and yellow moong beans in particular, are extremely light for digestion.

  2. Very good recipe. But why don’t you add some mouthwatering images also?

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