Ashoka Halwa with Brown sugar


  • Moong Dhal – ¼ cup
  • Wheat flour – 1 tblsp
  • Dark brown sugar – ¼ cup + 2 tblsp
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Clarified butter/ ghee – ¼ cup
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Food color – orange/ lemon yellow (few drops)
  • Sliced almonds/ chopped cashews – 1 tblsp


  • Dry roast the moon dhal for about 2-3 mins until the nice aroma comes.
  • Wash and pressure cook it with required amount of water.
  • Once the pressure released, mash the dhal finely without any lumps with a masher and add the dark brown sugar along with a pinch of salt. Mix well and keep aside.
  • Heat some ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, add the wheat flour and sauté it for about 2 mins, you will see the flour changing into lil brown color.
  • Now add the sliced almonds, toss it gently and add the mashed dhal and sugar mixture gently into the pan and cook it under medium- low flame.
  • Add ghee when desire and stir often to avoid scorching.
  • Once the ghee leaves the edges of the pan, time to check the halwa consistency.  
  • Turn off the flame and transfer into a clean and dry container.
  • The healthy and yummy “ASHOKA HALWA with BROWN SUGAR” is ready to serve.

How to check Halwa Consistency?

          Take a little from the pan and make a ball shape out of it. Once you able to make a ball, then the halwa consistency is so perfect.


  • You can even use “NATTU SAKARAI” instead of dark brown sugar.
  • If you are using jaggery syrup, then drain out the excess dhal water completely and the cooking time takes little long.
  • Adding a pinch of salt will enhance the flavor of the halwa.

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