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Asoka Halwa

Written By Angela Steffi on Friday, January 16, 2015 | 11:19:00 AM

Thanjavur Asoka Halwa
Author : Hannah Sri
Asoka Halwa is popular  sweet in Thanjavur District. This halwa is commonly served in weddings in Thanjavur District. It is also known as Moong Dal Halwa.

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1 cup Moong dal/ paasiparuppu
2 tbsp Wheat flour
1 and 1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Cardamom powder
10-15 Cashew nuts
A drop Food colour (Red or orange)
1 cup Ghee
§  Heat a tsp of ghee in a kadai.Roast the moong dal till raw smell goes.
§  Add 1/4 cup water to 1 cup moong dal and cook in pressure cooker until it becomes soft and keep aside.
§ Fry the cashews and wheat flour separately and keep aside.
§  Now add the dal into the kadai and then add in the sugar.
§  After adding the sugar the mix will be like water.Now add the roasted wheat and cardamom powder,mix well.

§  Add in the colour and mix it without lumps.
§  Add the remaining ghee and keep stirring.
§  Add in the cashew nuts and mix well.
§  Stir well till it should become a non sticky paste.
At this stage remove the Kadai from the stove.  


About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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