Moong Dal Barfi Recipe

Moong Dal Barfi Recipe

20 min
2-3 People
15 min

Moong Dal Barfi


1 cup Moong Daal – Grinded into fine powder

1 cup Ghee / Clarified Butter

1 cup Sugar

1 tspn Cardamom Powder

1 cup Khoya

½ cup Pistachios – blanched

Aluminium foil to garnish


  • Take some moong dal to grind them into a fine powder, then strain it so that you’ll get the fine powder out of it
  • Now in a pan pour some ghee and stir fry the moong dal powder and let it cook.
  • It is important to stir fry it in low flame. So that it loses its raw flavour. While cooking it gives out a great aroma. Continuously stir fry the mixture. And then switch off the gas.
  • Now add one cup of sugar and add one tsp of cardamon powder for fragrance and flavor. Let the sugar melt and mix well in the mixture
  • Then add one cup of khoya (Quick tip)  Add khoya once the moong dal has turned golden brown and cooled down.
  • Or else the khoya might get the brunt. Even though the gas is off.. there’s enough heat for the khoya to melt and cook in.
  • Now the halwa is ready and cooked 
  • Now Grease a tray with ghee and pour the mixture in the tray and press it evenly with a spoon.
  • Let it cool down
  • Then garnish it with some blanched and chopped pistachios 
  • (Quick tip) blanch the pistachio in hot water for 10-20 seconds and then remove it and rub it with a piece of cloth so that the covering is removed. This will help the pistachio to retain its bright green color.
  • Also, apply some edible silver foil on the barfi for garnish.
  • Now refrigerate it until the barfi is completely  and cool set 
  • Then remove the barfi from its sides onto a plate and cut it into square pieces and then serve. Enjoy!