Asoka Halwa Recipe

By | Published , Last Updated: October 16, 2014 | Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Halwa, Navratri | One Comment

Asoka Halwa is a popular South Indian dessert/sweet, especially in parts of Thanjavur.

Asoka Halwa
Moong Dal – 250 gms
Sugar – 150 gms
Ghee – 150 gms
Milk – 1/4 cup
Almonds – 2 tblsp, broken
Cashewnuts – 2 tblsp, broken
Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp
Kesari Powder – a pinch (optional)


1. Dry roast the dal for a few minutes and soak them in water.
2. Drain and sprinkle milk. Then grind to a smooth paste.
3. Heat little ghee in a frying pan.
4. Fry the almonds and cashewnuts.
5. Add the remaining ghee to the pan.
6. Add the ground paste and sugar. Stir well till it reaches a halwa consistency.
7. Add the cashewnuts, kesari powder, cardamom powder and almonds.
8. Mix well and remove.

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  1. Sugandha Neelh said on January 6, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Nice recipe.

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