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Ashoka Halwa – A Thiruvaiyaru Dessert Staple


A wedding happening in the town of Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur, will not be complete without this delicious sweet dish made from moong dal or paasi paruppu, as it is known in Tamil Nadu. This dessert is a wholesome dish with the goodness of protein and a flavorful sweetness. served traditionally in a banana leaf which is said to increase its taste, Ashoka Halwa is a must try for those of you looking for a traditional dessert to indulge in.

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