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Gujarati Mohanthal Sweet

Mohanthal Sweet Recipe

MOHANTHAL Sweet is a traditional Gujarati sweet dish made up from besan, ghee, sugar and nuts. It is made in Rajasthan too.

It is 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.

Mohanthal is a traditional Gujarati mithai with the rich flavour and melt-in-the-mouth texture of ghee-roasted besan and sugar. Popular in Rajasthan and Gujarat, this mohanthal sweet is a part and parcel of the festive season. We have used regular besan for this traditional gujarati mohanthal recipe.

Mohanthal mithai texture should be rough and hence we use a sieve with big holes for the besan mixture. While cooking the besan mixture make sure the flame is low to medium which would prevent the besan from giving a raw taste. It’s worth the effort as the result is a perfect traditional gujarati mohanthal. The sugar syrup consistency of gujarati mohanthal is a crucial step and should be cooked to 1.5 thread consistency. Rajasthani mohanthal can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for around 10 days.

Gujrati & Rajasthani Mohanthal

MOHANTHAL is a conventional Gujarati sweet dish made up from besan, ghee, sugar and nuts. It is made in Rajasthan as well.

It is a colorful gram flour fudge or pastry from the customary old gujarati and rajasthani cooking. This besan and ghee based indian sweet treat is famously known as mohanthal, however it is known with different names like, mohanthar or mohan thal.

Ingredients Of Rajastani Mohanthal Sweet

  • Gram flour (besan)- 2 cups
  • Ghee- 1 cup
  • Milk- 4 tbsp, on room temperature
  • Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)- 1 tsp
  • Badam (Almond)- 4 finely chopped
  • Pistachios- 6 finely chopped
  • Cashew- 4 finely chopped

Ingredients for the Sugar Syrup

  • Sugar- 1 cup
  • Water- ½ cup

How to make Traditional Gujarati Mohanthal Sweet Recipe

  1. Add 4 tbsp of ghee and 4 tbsp milk to the gram flour in a large bowl and combine well with fingers to make a mixture that feels like coarse crumbs. Stir in the milk to the above coarse crumbs mixture and rub between the palms to combine well, do this process for 15 min.
  2. Break the lumps lightly with your fingertips and sieve it using a strainer. Set it aside.
  3. Now take a sauce pan and add ghee in it.
  4. Add the above flour mixture, stirring continuously until golden brown and releases a roasted aroma about 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Switch off the flame after reaching to the perfect texture
  6. Now, we Grease a plate with a minimum of 2-inch rim with ghee and set aside.
  7. In another pan, heat the 1 cups of sugar and ½ cups of water simmering it until it reaches a one and half-thread consistency, about 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and keep it warm, add cardamom powder
  9. Gradually add the sugar syrup and keep stirring till the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan. Take care not to stir to for too long; if you do the mixture will become too rubbery when set.
  10. Now transfer the Mohanthal mixture into the greased plate, and now garnish with nuts.
  11. Now leave it for 2 hour.
  12. Take a knife to cut the Mohanthal into squares
  13. Store the Gujarati Mohanthal Mithai in airtight containers in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

Serve the Gujarati Mohanthal for the festivals like Diwali or even make it as a sweet for friends and family. You can serve it as it is or it warm by heating in the microwave for a few seconds.

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