We have sort of given up making sweets at home, at least the traditional ones like Payasam or the halwas, as there are hardly any takers for these sweets. I can never understand how my boys don't like these. Can you believe they have not tasted any of our traditional sweets? The max they have tasted is Son Paddi and that of course is a store-bought.
We have restricted making sweets because of so many health restrictions from other family members. However, I don't impose a restriction on the dishes my kids eat, like the pizzas or pooris. Well if they don't eat now, when will they ever!
Anyway, now for the recipe that will take your simple meal to another level, you must try this for sure!
Carrot Moong Dal Halwa
Carrot, grated - 2 cups,
Moong Dal - 1/2 cup, dry roast and boiled in a pressure cooker
Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 & 1/2 cups
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Roasted Nuts for garnish (Used Almonds, Cashews, and Raisins)
How to make the Carrot Moong Dal Halwa
In a nonstick pan, heat ghee and roast chopped nuts, raisins till done. Remove and keep it aside.
Next in the same pan, roast the grated carrots till the raw smell leaves. This takes about 5 - 7 mins on high.
Pressure cook the moong dal and keep it aside.
Then once the carrot is roasted, add the milk and simmer for a few minutes. Then bring to boil and cook for 10 mins. Then add the boiled moong dal and sugar together. Mix well. Cook till the moisture evaporates and becomes creamy.
Finally, add the roasted nuts and serve hot