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Zero Sugar or Zero Jaggery Dessert for Babies | Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa | Moongdal Halwa Recipe | How to make Halwa for Babies and Kids | Sugarfree Dates Halwa | Amongst my favorite desserts this North Indian traditional halwa ranks top. I’ve lived few years of my childhood in North India and my mother being a South Indian has grabbed many such recipe learnings during our stay there. Be it Holi, Diwali or any wedding this healthy dessert is never missed being made. And on the urge to make it healthy and suitable for babies who are denied sugar till an year, I’ve made this using Dates and Raisins. 

Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa

Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa kannada hindi

Dates and Raisins act as a sweetener in this Zero Sugar or  No Jaggery Recipe making it a comfort dessert for babies. If you feel the taste of Dates is heavy for someone who’s used to sugar you can either make it half sugar half dates or completely with sugar with same measurements. Moongdal helps the body keep cool during summers and Dates fills in for the most needed Energy requirement. Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa has another delight that it doesn’t need be planned a day before. Skipping 6 hours of soaking time I have made this whole recipe in 30-40 minutes.

When can I give Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa to my baby?

10 months and above babies can have this.

Check out our other desserts using Natural Sweetener Dates here. We have a larger list of Baby Friendly Foods on our Website if you are interested. I’ve used Wonderchef Blender to make this recipe along with 3 Pan Set from Amazon.

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Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa recipe below :

Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa

A sugar and jaggery free healthy dessert which is baby friendly too. Easy to prepare to and delicious Halwa can be prepared quickly

Author:Kavitha Prashanth
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine:Indian

Ingredients

  • Moongdal - 1/2 cup
  • Ghee - 1/4 cup + 2 tsp
  • Raisins - 20
  • Dates - 10
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Milk - 2 cups Full Cream
  • Kesar / Saffron - 5 strands
  • Cardamom Powder - 1 pinch
  • Almond - 5 chopped
  • Pista - 5 chopped
  • Cashewnuts - 10 chopped

Method

1.Take bowl and add water. Boil well, switch off the flame and add Raisins and chopped Soft Dates and rest aside to soak for a while.

2. After 15-20 minutes you can puree the dates and raisins mixture. Soak kesar strands in milk prior.

3. Take a pan and add Moongdal and dry roast it for about 10 minutes until it changes the color a bit. Keep mixing without stopping so that all the moong are well roasted and crisp.

4. Once roasted, cool in a plate and powder the mixture little coarse. Don't make a fine powder. In the same pan add a tsp of Ghee, when hot add all the chopped dry fruits - Pista, Almond and Cashewnuts.

5. Fry the dry fruits till they smell nice and change the color a bit. Add ghee again and heat it.

6. Add powdered roasted moongdal and keep stirring it until the mixture leaves oil on the sides and smells heavenly.

7. Once it thickens add Milk, followed by Dates and Raisins puree and kesar strands soaked in milk and give the mixture a gentle stirr. Keep stirring until the mixture forms a thick shiny halwa. 

8. Once well cooked add fried Dry Fruits and mix and serve hot or refrigerate few hours and serve chilled.

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Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa 

Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa kannada hindi

Method of making Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa

1.Take bowl and add water. Boil well, switch off the flame and add Raisins and chopped Soft Dates and rest aside to soak for a while.Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa recipe for babies and kids

2. After 15-20 minutes you can puree the dates and raisins mixture. Soak kesar strands in milk prior.

Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa recipe for babies and kids

3. Take a pan and add Moongdal and dry roast it for about 10 minutes until it changes the color a bit. Keep mixing without stopping so that all the moong are well roasted and crisp.Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa recipe for babies and kids

4. Once roasted, cool in a plate and powder the mixture little coarse. Don’t make a fine powder. In the same pan add a tsp of Ghee, when hot add all the chopped dry fruits – Pista, Almond and Cashewnuts.

Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa recipe for babies and kids

5. Fry the dry fruits till they smell nice and change the color a bit. Add ghee again and heat it.

Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa recipe for babies and kids

6. Add powdered roasted moongdal and keep stirring it until the mixture leaves oil on the sides and smells heavenly.

Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa recipe for babies and kids

7. Once it thickens add Milk, followed by Dates and Raisins puree and kesar strands soaked in milk and give the mixture a gentle stirr. Keep stirring until the mixture forms a thick shiny halwa. 

Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa recipe for babies and kids

8. Once well cooked add fried Dry Fruits and mix and serve hot or refrigerate few hours and serve chilled.

Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa recipe for babies and kids

9. Instant Dates & Moongdal Halwa is ready to be served.

Instant Dates Moongdal Halwa kannada hindi

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