There is a wrong notion doing the rounds that healthy eating makes for “boring” eating! It definitely is not! Healthy eating is not about staying away from the foods you love; instead, it is about trying to infuse your eating with the right kind of energies, so that you stay fit and healthy always! As they say, you are what you eat! So eat healthy, stay fit and enjoy Diwali, a super-duper festival! With sweets cooked from pure ghee, you can never go wrong! Use Laila’s Ghee to make super delicious sweets, enriched with goodness and good health!

Prep Time

360 mins

Cook Time

60 mins

Total Time

420 mins

Serves

5 to 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
  • 1 cup warmed milk
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • Saffron strands
  • 6 tablespoons Laila’s Ghee
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds (badam) and pistachios

Method

  • Soak the moong dal in water for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Drain to remove excess water. Grind to a coarse paste using very little water.
  • Dissolve the saffron in 1 tablespoon of warm milk. Set aside.
  • Melt the ghee in a broad non-stick pan.
  • Add the moong dal paste and stir the mixture continuously on a low flame till it becomes golden brown.
  • Add in the warm milk and 1 cup of warm water and cook, stirring constantly till all the moisture has been absorbed.
  • Add the sugar and cook on a slow flame till the ghee separates.
  • Add the saffron and cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Garnish with slivers of almonds and pistachios. Serve hot.
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