Types Of Healthy Halwas 

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Whenever someone talks about easy-to-make Indian desserts at home, halwa is the first thing that comes to our minds. These are tasty, simple, and the best fix to satisfy our sweet tooth. Be it any Indian occasion, halwa always occupies a permanent space on our tables as well as in our hearts. Halwas are a dense sweet confection that is widely popular throughout our country. These can be of more than twenty varieties, the popular ones being gajar ka halwa, moong dal ka halwa, atte ka halwa, sooji ka halwa, badam ka halwa, pumpkin halwa, among others. Let us learn how to make moong dal ka halwa and gajar ka halwa.

Moong dal ka Halwa 

The festive season is almost knocking at our doors. With Diwali and Navratri just around the corner, relatives are soon going to flock to every Indian’s homes. The sweet, rich, and piping hot moong dal ka halwa can be the perfect dessert for such occasions. Given below is a simple recipe that you can follow easily:

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tin (400gms) Nestlé MILKMAID
  • 3 cups Nestlé a+ nourish milk
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • 3 tbsp almonds cut into slivers
  • 1 cup (150gms) moong dal(dhuli)
  • 3 tbsp chopped pistachios
  •  1 cup ghee

   Method

  • Clean the moong dal properly and immerse it in water for around half an hour. Then, grind it into a coarse paste. 
  • Take a pan, add ghee and dal paste. Fry it on a low flame until its color turns golden brown.
  • Add Nestlé a+ nourish milk and stir constantly. Keep cooking it on a low flame until you notice that the milk dries up. 
  • Add Nestlé MILKMAID and stir incessantly till you reach the desired consistency.
  • Serve piping hot garnished with almonds, raisins, and pistachios.

Gajar Halwa

Winter calls for some piping hot gajar ka halwa. Known to have originated in Punjab, it is made of carrots, milk, khoya, ghee, sugar, and nuts. Below is the recipe following, which you can make easily at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg carrots
  • 1 tin (400gms) Nestlé MILKMAID
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 and a ½ liters Nestlé a+ nourish milk
  • 5-7 teaspoons ghee 
  • 8 green cardamoms
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios

Method

  • Peel and grate the carrots.
  • Heat ghee in a deep pan and pour the grated carrots and fry them for a while.
  • Add milk and keep stirring till milk condenses. Now add Nestlé MILKMAID and keep stirring continuously until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Stir till the halwa turns reddish.
  • Garnish it with raisins, almonds, and pistachios and serve.

 These are the two amazing halwa recipes that can satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. These can be helpful for quick access for any festivals, occasions, or parties. Being light on the stomach, gajar halwa, and moong dal halwa can be served anytime and are going to make your loved ones asking for more. Hope these recipes will be helpful to you all.

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