Ashoka Halwa Recipe | Pasi Paruppu halwa recipe with step-by-step pictures and instructions. Ashoka halwa is melt in mouth halwa made with moong dal, sugar, and ghee. It is a very popular sweet from the Thiruvaiyaru region in Thanjavur district in Tamilnadu.
It is served at most weddings. It is different in taste and texture from the Moong dal halwa made in the North. Always use a generous amount of ghee for sweets. I love making traditional sweets and wanted to try okkarai ever since I saw the recipe from my friend Priya's blog. I will keep adding so many to that list so we will stop and let us check out this recipe.
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How to make Ashoka Halwa with step by step pictures
Dry roast moong dal in a Kadai without changing the color.
Add moong dal to the cooker along with water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
Once it cools down, transfer the dal to the mixer.
Grind moong dal to smooth batter.
Heat 2 tbsp ghee and roast the cashews.
Once it browns transfer to the plate.
In the same ghee, add the wheat flour and roast till the raw smell goes.
Add the moong dal paste to it and mix.
Now add sugar to it.
Keep stirring the mixture as sugar will melt. Add a pinch of orange color to it and mix.
Add ghee at regular intervals and continue stirring.
Stir till it the mixture comes together and ghee starts to ooze out.
Add the cardamom powder to it.
Next, add the roasted cashews and mix.
Glossy and melt in mouth Ashoka halwa is ready.
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