Moong Dal Sheera ( Mithai Recipes )


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This recipe is ambrosia for all sweet lovers, especially those fond of sheera. This recipe is divine. It is coarse and sweet. It generally takes a long time to cook, but this recipe is made in just 20 minutes.

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Soaking Time:  2 to 3 hours
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Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1/2 cup ghee
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp saffron (kesar) strands dissolved in 1 tbsp water
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1 tbsp almond (badam) slivers

For The Garnish
1 tbsp almond (badam) slivers

Method
  1. Soak the moong dal in enough warm water for 2 to 3 hours and drain well.
  2. Blend the moong dal in a mixer to a coarse paste without using any water.
  3. Place the moong dal paste into the muslin cloth and press to remove excess water. Remove the moong dal pate from the muslin cloth into a plate and separate it using a spoon. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add the moong dal paste and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add ½ cup of water and milk and mix well. Cover and cook on a slow flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the sugar and mix well and cover and cook on a slow flame for another 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the saffron-water mixture, cardamom powder and almond slivers and mix well.
  8. Serve hot garnished with almond slivers.
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