mohanthal recipe | how to make traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe

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mohanthal recipe | how to make traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe with detailed photos and video recipe. a exotic gram flour fudge or dessert from the traditional ancient gujarati and rajasthani cuisine. this besan and ghee based indian sweet dessert is popularly known as mohanthal, but it is known with other names like, mohanthar or mohan thal too.
gujarati mohanthal recipemohanthal recipe | how to make traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. yet another traditional indian sweet recipe with the combination of besan flour, ghee and sugar. it has a significance resemblance to the south indian mysore pak and also besan burfi, but still differs with the way it is prepared and texture. most commonly, this sweet is prepared during indian festival like diwali, navaratri and gudipadwa.

every year i make sure i visit india, and whilst i am in india i make sure to visit a new place apart from my hometown. during my 2015 india trip, i visited rajasthan and i encountered first time this mouthwatering sweet – mohanthal. initially i was skeptical about this sweet as it was full of besan and ghee and i thought it should be near relative to mysore pak. however i was totally wrong and with my first bite i was already a big fan of this recipe. the best part of this recipe is that it just melts in your mouth and you feel to have more and more.

mohanthal recipe

furthermore, some important tips and suggestions for a perfect mohanthal fudge recipe. firstly, mohanthal should always be rough in texture and should not be smooth like besan burfi. hence, i highly recommend to sieve the besan mixture to achieve the same. secondly, always cook the besan mixture in a low flame. yes it can be tiring and monotonous but the end result would certainly bring cheer. lastly, the sugar consistency is very important in this recipe and i have brought it to 2 strings consistency. while the consistency can be on thicker side but certainly not lesser than it.

finally i request you to visit my other indian sweet recipes collection from my blog. this mainly includes, kalakand, doodh peda, malpua, kala jamun, besan ladoo, badam burfi, bread gulab jamun, kaju katli, kaju pista roll and coconut burfi recipe. in addition do visit my other recipes collection like,

traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe:

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mohanthal recipe | how to make traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe
 
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easy mohanthal recipe | how to make traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe
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Recipe type: sweet
Cuisine: gujurati
Serves: 10 Servings
Ingredients
for sugar syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ tsp saffron threads
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder / elachi powder
other ingredients:
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, in a large bowl take besan and crumble with ghee and milk.
  2. sieve the crumbled besan with the help of sieve. keep aside.
  3. now in a large thick bottomed kadai, heat a cup of ghee.
  4. add in crumbled and sieved besan.
  5. combine well keeping the flame on low.
  6. keeping the flame on low-medium till the mixture turns golden brown.
  7. transfer the sugar syrup over besan mixture.
  8. stir continuously, till the sugar syrups combines well with besan mixture.
  9. continue to stir for 5 minutes or til the mixture cools and slightly thickens.
  10. further the ghee absorbs.
  11. and the mixture turns sticky.
  12. transfer the mixture to the ghee greased plate.
  13. level it up and set to a block making an inch thick.
  14. add finely chopped pistachios and cashews.
  15. cool completely for 2-3 hours.
  16. cut the mohanthal into square pieces.
  17. finally, serve or store mohanthal for a week by refrigerating.


how to make mohanthal with step by step photo:

besan mixture recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take 2 cups of besan.
    mohanthal recipe
  2. add in 3 tbsp of ghee and milk.
    mohanthal recipe
  3. further, crumble and mix well making sure the mixture turns crumbly like breadcrumbs.
    mohanthal recipe
  4. sieve the crumbled besan with the help of sieve, to break lumps. keep aside.
    mohanthal recipe
  5. now in a large thick bottomed kadai, heat a cup of ghee.
    mohanthal recipe
  6. add in crumbled and sieved besan.
    mohanthal recipe
  7. combine well keeping the flame on low.
    mohanthal recipe
  8. keeping the flame on low-medium, stir continuously till the mixture combines well.
  9. after 5 minutes, the mixture starts to turn aromatic.
    mohanthal recipe
  10. also the besan mixture turns golden brown.
    mohanthal recipe
  11. keep the mixture aside and prepare sugar syrup.
     how to make traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe

sugar syrup recipe:

  1. to prepare sugar syrup, in a vessel add 1 cup of sugar.
     how to make traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe
  2. further add ¾ cup of water and mix well till the sugar dissolves completely.
     how to make traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe
  3. boil the sugar water stirring occasionally.
     how to make traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe
  4. additionally add cardamom powder and saffron threads.
     how to make traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe
  5. mix well and boil further for 5 minutes.
    gujarati mohanthal recipe
  6. boil the syrup till 2 string consistency is attained.
    gujarati mohanthal recipe

mohanthal recipe:

  1. transfer the sugar syrup over besan mixture.
    gujarati mohanthal recipe
  2. stir continuously, till the sugar syrups combines well with besan mixture.
    gujarati mohanthal recipe
  3. continue to stir for 5 minutes or til the mixture cools and slightly thickens.
    gujarati mohanthal recipe
  4. further the ghee absorbs.
    mohanthal recipe
  5. and the mixture turns sticky. if the mixture turns crumbly, add 2 tbsp of milk and mix well.
    mohanthal recipe
  6. transfer the mixture to the ghee greased plate.
    mohanthal recipe
  7. level it up and set to a block making an inch thick.
    mohanthal recipe
  8. add finely chopped pistachios and cashews or any nuts of your choice.
    mohanthal recipe
  9. press gently with the back of spoon so that the nuts stick to mohanthal.
    mohanthal recipe
  10. cool completely for 2-3 hours.
    mohanthal recipe
  11. cut the mohanthal into square pieces.
    mohanthal recipe
  12. finally, serve or store mohanthal for a week by refrigerating.
    mohanthal recipe


notes:

  • firstly, crumble the besan with ghee and milk for perfect texture of mohanthar.
  • also, use fresh ghee as the flavour of ghee enhances the taste of gujurati mohanthar.
  • additionally, add dry fruits of your choice.
  • most noteworthy, make sure to have 2 string consistency of sugar syrup, else the mohanthar will not set.
  • finally, mohanthal stays for at-least 1 week when refrigerated.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Tried this.. It was a flop show 🙁 dint have that good thickness when I tried to mix it with clarified butter!! Disappointed

    • Helllo Vanitha, I am sorry to hear that it did not work for you.. I assume you had followed the same proportions and steps. I am wondering whether the quality of besan used was good. The besan should get a proper consistency as it absorbs the ghee when added. this is similar to mysore pak or even with besan burfi

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