Ashoka Halwa is a simple traditional South Indian dish made with moong dal, ghee, and sugar. This dessert is made during the festival season and adds sweetness to your festivity.


  • Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Wheat flour – 1/4 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 5 nos
  • Food color – Red(Optional)


  1. In a pressure cooker, heat 1 tsp Viraly ghee and roast ½ cup moong dal.
  2. Add 3 cups of water and cook the dal till it becomes mushy and soft.
  3. Once it becomes mushy and soft, Mash it well or grind into a smooth paste and keep it aside.
  4. Take a Kadai, heat Viraly ghee, and roast cashews and wheat flour for 2 mins.
  5. Now add mashed dal and mix well till the mixture starts to thicken slightly.
  6. Once it thickens, add sugar, cardamom powder, and food colour(Optional).
  7. Mix it well till the mixture becomes thick.
  8. Add Viraly ghee and mix till halwa becomes non-sticky and ooze ghee.
  9. Garnish with cashew and Viraly ghee. Your delicious Ashoka halwa is ready to serve.
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