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mohanthal recipe | halwai style mohanthal sweet | mohanthal mithai

easy mohanthal recipe | halwai style mohanthal sweet | mohanthal mithai
Course sweet
Cuisine gujarati
Keyword mohanthal recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 40 minutes
Servings 9 pieces
Calories 515kcal


for besan mixture:

  • 3 cup besan
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • ¼ cup milk

for roasting:

  • 1 cup ghee
  • ½ cup milk

other ingredients:

  • cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • pinch saffron food colour
  • ½ cup khova / mawa
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • silver vark for garnishing
  • dry fruits chopped


how to make danedar besan:

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 3 cup besan, ¼ cup ghee and ¼ cup milk.
  • crumble and mix until the besan turns moist.
  • keep rubbing, until the besan turns grainy texture.
  • now sieve the besan using a large holes sieve.
  • the besan turns grainy texture. keep aside.

how to roast besan:

  • in a large kadai heat 1 cup ghee and add besan mixture.
  • keep roasting the besan on low flame.
  • after roasting for 20 minutes, the besan turns golden brown and ghee releases from sides.
  • now add ½ cup milk and mix continuously.
  • the mixture turns frothy forming a more grainy texture.
  • keep cooking the besan until the milk is absorbed completely.
  • transfer to a bowl and keep aside.

how to make sugar syrup:

  • in a large kadai add 1½ cup sugar and ½ cup water.
  • boil until 1 string consistency of sugar syrup is attained.
  • add pinch saffron food colour and mix well. adding colour is optional, however, it enhances the colour of burfi.
  • further, add ½ cup khova and mix well. mix until the khova is well combined in sugar syrup.
  • now add roasted besan mixture into the sugar syrup.
  • mix well making sure the besan is well combined.
  • continue to cook until the mixture starts to separate the pan.
  • also, add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and mix well.
  • transfer the mixture into the tray lined with baking paper.
  • tap and level up forming an even top.
  • rest for 4 hours, or you can refrigerate to set quickly.
  • once the burfi has set completely, unmould and decorate with silver vark.
  • chop into the desired shape and garnish with dry fruits.
  • finally, enjoy mohanthal for a week when refrigerated.


Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg