Moong Dal Sheera (A traditional sweet made of green gram)

Moong Dal Sheera (A traditional sweet made of green gram)

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Servings: 4
Calories: 560


  • 7 oz Split green gram dhuli moong dal, soaked for 5 hours
  • 3 oz Ghee
  • 7 floz Milk hot
  • 8 floz Water warm
  • 5 oz Sugar
  • a few strands Saffron kesar, dissolved in 1 tbsp hot milk
  • 5 Green cardamom choti elaichi seeds, powdered
  • 10 Almonds badaam, blanched, cut into slivers
  • 10 Pistachios pista, blanched, cut into slivers


  • Drain the split green gram and grind to a coarse paste using very little water. Drain the excess water which may remain after the grinding is over.
  • Heat the ghee in a wok (kadhai); add split green gram paste and stir continuously on low heat till it becomes golden brown.
  • Add the milk and warm water; cook, stirring continuously, till the mixture is absolutely dry.
  • Add the sugar and cook on low heat till the oil separates. Add saffron and green cardamom powder, mix well.
  • Serve hot garnished with almonds and pistachios.
Calories: 560 kcal
Carbohydrates: 71 g
Protein: 15 g
Fat: 26g
Saturated Fat: 14 g
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Sodium: 34 mg
Potassium: 627 mg
Fiber: 14 g
Sugar: 42 g
Vitamin A: 168 IU
Vitamin C: 2 mg
Calcium: 107 mg
Iron: 3 mg
Dishes Desserts
Cuisine Indian
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