Friday, November 1, 2013

Moonger Laddu or Moong Dal Laddu: DIWALI SPECIAL

Diwali is a festival when we can’t stop ourselves to eat sweets so I can’t stop myself to make another DIWALI SWEET MUGER LADDU OR MOONG DAL LADDU. A very easy homemade sweet and the ingredients are very less. I remember during my school days a shop near my house where we cousin sisters were used to go to have this MONGER LADDU. I still remember the taste, so while making this I took a round in my childhood days.

This is a very famous DIWALI sweet in North India, the basic ingredients of the dish is MOONG DAL AND GHEE. Wishing all my friends, family and followers a happy and safe Diwali may this Diwali light make your life colorful.

1.Moong Dal: 1 ½ cup.
2.Milk Powder: 5 table spoon.
3.Sugar: 1 cup and 3 table spoon.
4.Three freshly crushed cardamom.
5.Chopped cashew nuts (7 to 8).
6.Ghee: ½ cup.


First wash and clean the moong dal, now drain out all the water. Now dry roast the moong dal in medium flame till the aroma comes out from the dal.

Now let the dal become cold, now grind the dal in a mixture like powder.

In a large bowl add the moong dal flour , then add the sugar, milk powder freshly crushed cardamom powder, chopped cashew nuts and mix well.

Now in a vessel heat the ghee, now add the warm ghee into the bowl and mix well with hand nicely.

Now start making the laddu’s with the mixture, if you are not able to round them properly add some more ghee or some water also to make the laddu in proper round shape.

Your easy MOONG DAL LADDU DIWALI LADDU is ready, enjoy the special day with lots of sweet and crackers.

Karachi Halwa or Cornflour Halwa: DIWALI SPECIAL

One more special day for what we actually wait for 365 days because this day is a very special day for us - the festival of light DIWALI. In this special day we light all corner of our house. We decorate our house with lights, Rangoli and buy new dresses for all our family members. And the most important part of our DIWALI is making sweet dishes for our guests. Every year I have guests in my house in DIWALI so before the day I have to prepare some sweet dishes for them.

This year I prepared some KARACHI HALWA which is a famous sweet dish from KARACHI. The main ingredients of this sweet are corn flour so you can call it Cornflour Halwa too, a very easy a quick sweet dish to impress your guests.

1.Cornflour: ½ cup.
2.Water: 2 ½ cup.
3.Sugar: 1 ½ cup.
4.Few chopped cashew nuts (you can use almonds or pistachios also).
5.Two freshly crushed cardamom.
6.One table spoon ghee.
7.Little ghee for greasing the plate.
8.Little orange food color.


First grease one plate with little ghee and keep it aside.

Now in a vessel add the ghee and fry the chopped cashew nuts till they turn golden brown and keep it aside.

Now in a separate vessel add one cup of water and sugar allow it to boil  in high flame for 3 to 4 mints, then add the freshly crushed cardamom’s.

On the same time in a bowl add the cornflour and 1 ½ cup of water and mix well no lamp should be there.

Now add the food color and mix well, now add the cornflour mixture into the boiling sugar syrup and reduce the flame in very low and stir continuously.

In between add the fried cashew nuts with the remaining ghee left in the vessel and keep string till it become like a jelly.

Now pour the mixture into the greased plate and smooth the surface and the corner. 

Keep the plate in refrigerator for 30 to 40 mints. And then cut them in square size. Garnish a cashew on top