Moong Dal Sheera by Tarla Dalal

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Nov. 28, 2013

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.


Yellow moong dal 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Ghee 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Saffron strands 1/4 Teaspoon , dissolved in 1 tbsp water
Cardamom powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Almond slivers 1 Tablespoon
For garnish



1. Soak dal in enough warm water for 2-3 hours and drain well.

2. In mixer, blend soaked dal into a coarse paste without using any water.

3. Into a muslin cloth, place the moong dal paste and press to remove excess water.

4. Remove the moong dal pate from the muslin cloth into a plate and separate it using a spoon. Keep aside.


5. In a broad non-stick pan, heat the ghee, add the moong dal paste. Cook over medium flame for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.

6. Pour ½ cup of water and milk. Mix well, cover and cook over low flame for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

7. Add sugar and mix well and cover and cook on low flame for another 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

8. Stir in saffron-water mixture, cardamom powder and almond slivers.


9. Serve hot garnished with almond slivers.


You can add 3 tablespoons of khoya for richness but make sure to add more sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 583Calories from Fat 318

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.4%

Saturated Fat 20 g100%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 25 mg1.04%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g19%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 36 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet