Presenting yet another recipe in the regional specialties section, It’s called Mohanthal, a sweet from the lands of Gujarat. We have quite a few recipes coming from Gujarat, but this one of it’s kind. India is a land of festivals and no festival is complete without the presence of these sweets, and now you have one more of it to love.
Mohanthal will be the new thing you will prepare and get a chance to gather all the appreciations from the family and friends in your next get together. Prepare it for your loved ones, prepare for it yourself, Kuch meetha ho jaye…
Preparation Time: 5-7 Minutes
Cooking Time: 25-30 Minutes
Serving: 15-20 pieces
|Chickpea flour/ Besan||1.5 cup|
|Pure Ghee||3 tablespoon to mix with flour and 1 cup for roasting the flour|
|Cardamom green powder||1/2 teaspoon|
|Food color (lemon)||small pinch|
|Dry fruits (mixed)||for garnish|
1. Take the flour, 3 tablespoon ghee and milk in a broad bowl and mix it well. You will get crumbled flour as shown below in the image. Keep it aside for 15 minutes.
2. Then take the crumbled flour in a grinder and grind it coarsely to get the smooth flour. I grinded in two batches.
3. Do the same with the rest of the flour. I’ve grinded the crumbed flour so that they roast evenly in the next process. Heat the wok with remaining 1 cup ghee.
4. Add ground flour in the wok and roast it on low flame with continuous stirring with spatula to avoid burning the flour. When the color is yellowish, add cardamom green powder.
5. Now roast again on low flame till the flour is light golden in color and you can smell a nice aroma coming from it, Switch off the flame. (As you can see the difference between in both the pics of the flour how it changes in color) Take sugar, water and food color in another wok and prepare 2 string sugar syrup.
6. Add sugar syrup in the flour mixture and mix it well. Cook it on medium flame with continuous stirring with spatula till it becomes thick and leaves the sides of the pan.
7. Grease the plate/ mold/thali with ghee and pour the flour mixture.
8. Garnish with ground dry fruits and let it set for 4-5 hours. Invert it in the plate and cut into the square shape. Delicious Mohanthal is ready.