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Mohanthal By Chef Akanksha Khatri

Mohanthal

Mohanthal is a Gujarati sweet that’s made during festivals and other auspicious occasions. Chef Akanksha Khatri brings the recipe of this traditional sweet from Gujarat to your kitchen.
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Serves

3

Cooking Time

10-20 Min

Meal Type

sweet

Preparation Time

10-15 Min

Difficulty

MEDIUM

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INGREDIENTS

  • For Mohanthal

    • 2 cups besan (gram flour)

    • ½ tsp green cardamom powder

    • 2 tbsp ghee

    • 1/2 cup ghee

    • 1 cup sugar

    • 1 ½ cup water

    • chopped pistachios for garnishing

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    In bowl add Besan, Green cardamom, Ghee and crumb it well.
  2. 2

    Now using a sieve, sieve the Besan mixture to form soft coarse flour.
  3. 3

    Heat ghee in a pan add Besan and roast till golden brown in colour. Turn off the flame and let it come to room temperature.
  4. 4

    In a Kadhai, cook sugar along with water till it forms a thick syrup (which is one step below the one string consistency).
  5. 5

    Return Besan to the flame and pour bubbling hot sugar over the Besan mixture, stir continuously until it thickens.
  6. 6

    Pour this mixture on the greased tray and spread evenly using a spatula.
  7. 7

    Garnish with chopped with pistachios and let it set for an hour.
  8. 8

    Cut into desired shape and store into air tight containers.

Mohanthal means a dish made for Mohan which happens to be another name for Lord Krishna. This traditional Gujarati sweet is a must for all festivities as it is served to God.  It is a very simple dish made with minimum ingredients. 

The flavours of besan, cardamom and ghee combine to give this mithai a rich, melt-in-your-mouth texture and taste.

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