Simple Ashoka Halwa Recipe

Ashoka halwa is also known as Moong Dal Halwa or Pasi paruppu halwa and its very famous in Thiruvaiyaru City of Tamil Nadu – India. This halwa is very easy to make and only requires 3 basic ingredients moong dal, wheat flour and sugar.

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Ashoka halwa

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Ashoka Halwa is very famous in south Tamil Nadu.
It has a structure similar to wheat halwa. It gives large quality.Making time is very quick.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


Ingredients for Ashoka Halwa

  • 1 cup moong dal paasi paruppu
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 2 tbsp wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • pinch food colour
  • few cashew


How to cook the recipe

  • Dry roast dhal for 4 minutes, until it is golden color. Wash it, cook along water for 4-5 whistles. Mash it smooth.
  • In a pan, heat 2 tbsp ghee, first fry cashew nuts until golden, keep aside.
  • Fry wheat flour in the same hot ghee it until fragrant, taking care not to burn it. Keep aside.
  • In a non stick pan, heat the cooked dal with sugar. Add ghee 1 tbsp at a time and mix well.
  • Add the food color and mix well, and add ghee little by little.
  • When it comes rotating in kadai, add cashew nut, cardamom and finally the fried wheat flour with ghee.
  • Once you add wheat flour, the mixture will thicken and keep mixing, it will start leaving the pan. Cook in medium flame.
  • Once halwa consistency reaches, switch off the stove.
  • Mouth melting Ashoka Halwa is ready.

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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