Asoka Halwa Recipe | Thiruvaiyaru Style with updated step by step pictures

Asoka Halwa

        Asoka Halwa is very famous in my home town(Thanjavur).This is my family fav halwa,Amma makes this halwa almost for all occasions.This halwa can be prepared using the moong dhal(pasiparupu).Here is the recipe for Asoka Halwa.This is like Thiruvaiyaru style,they will serve hot halwa in banana leaf
the taste is like divine.Do try this and sure you will fall in love with this

Asoka Halwa
Asoka halwa recipe video:


1 cup Moong dal
2 tbsp Wheat flour
1 and 1/2 cup Sugar
A drop Food colour (Red&orange)
1 tsp Cardamom powder
10-15 Cashew nuts

1 cup Ghee


  • Heat a tsp of ghee in a kadai.Roast the moong dal till raw smell goes.
  • Add 1/4 cup water to 1 cup moong dal and cook in pressure cooker until it becomes soft and keep aside.
  • If the doesn’t cook well then give a grind in blender.
  • In same kadai fry the cashews and wheat flour separately and keep aside.
  • Now add the dal into the kadai and then add in the sugar.
Asoka Halwa
  • After adding the sugar the mix will be like water.Now add the roasted wheat and cardamom powder,mix well.
  • Add in the colour and mix it without lumps.
  • Add the remaining ghee and keep stirring.
  • Add in the cashew nuts and mix well.
  • Stir well till it should become a non sticky paste but not too hard.
    At this stage remove the Kadai from the stove.  

Do try and Enjoy the halwa

Have a Nice Day!!!


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  1. says

    woww this is so colorful and tasty…. i came thru your blog thru another blog..woww..u have got a variety of recieps….when you get time do drop by my blog and i would love u to share your thoughts on mine :) following u :)

  2. says

    Amazing work in your blogs. Couldn’t get to call you so far after retuning from India/spore..just wanted to thank for the amazing lunch at your sweet home in Singapore. love the way you all treated us. great hospitality. all your love reflects in all your dishes in this blog. you are an amazing cook. wonderful job. I should also congratulate you for being best wife and a great mom!!

  3. selvabala says

    I tried this its come good but sweetness is less. So add 1cup of moong dhall (1.5 cup of water to.boil) and 2 cups of sugar

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