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Ashoka Halwa - Moong Dal Halwa Tanjore Style

posted 16 Nov 2012, 07:14 by R A   [ updated 16 Nov 2012, 07:15 ]
Ashoka Halwa is regarded as the king of sweets.

Moond Dal - 2 cups
Maida - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3 cups
Ghee- 3 cups
Cashew Nuts - 100 gms
Cardomom powder - made of 10 to 12 cardomoms
Red food colour - a pinch
Water - 1 1/4 cup

Clean the moong dal and pressure cook it till it becomes soft. In a pan fry the maida till it smells cooked. In a pan pour water and add sugar to it and mix well. Once the sugar gets dissolved add the cooked moong dal to it and add little sugar to it and keep stirring. This mixture will be in the form of dosa batter. When it starts coming out of the edges, add maida to it and mix again. This will come to a ball like consistency. Add the remaining ghee, cardomom powder and broken cashew nuts. Remove from flame, and spread it in a ghee greased plate. Serve hot.