Low Calorie Moong Dal Halwa Recipe For this Diwali

Serving size : 4 Servings

Main Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
  • 25 gram Sooji (Semolina Rava)
  • 200 ml Canola Oil , or rice bran oil, or calorie butter

Low Calorie Ingredients for Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup Low Calorie Sucralose Based Sweetner (For eg. Sugar Free Natura or Splenda)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom (Pods /Seeds)

Ingredients for Garnish

  • 1-1/2 tablespoon Mixed nuts , finely chopped (almonds or pistachio)
  • Saffron

Directions for Moong Dal Halwa Recipe (A Low Calorie Version):

  1. To begin making the Moong Dal Halwa, we will first soak the moong dal in sufficient water overnight. Drain all the water completely and grind it to a lightly coarse paste. Make sure you don’t use too much water while you  grind the dal batter.
  2. Combine the sugar and water in sauce pan and bring the mixture to boil, stirring   continuously until the sugar free dissolves. Add in the cardamom powder to the sugar water and stir well. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat. Add in the rava and roast on  medium heat until lightly roasted and lightly browned. Now add the moong dal batter. On low heat cook the batter until it is thick and begins to ooze out the oil. Keep      stirring continuously until it gets a little darker golden brown in color. Pour the hot sugar free water to the moong dal mixture.
  4. Keep stirring continuously until all the water is absorbed and the halwa comes out  from the sides of the pan and the moong dal halwa is cooked.
  5. Once cooked, turn off the heat and transfer the halwa to the serving bowl an garish with the chopped nuts.


Your healthy version of Moong Dal Halwa is ready to serve!