Mohanthal Recipe - Diwali Sweet
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 25
 
Mohanthal Recipe is a famous sweet from Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cups gramflour (I used organic gramflour you could use plain gramflour)
  • 1 t/s cardamom powder
  • 1 t/s nutmeg powder
  • 1 t/s dry ginger powder (soonth)
  • 1 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup sugar (I used organic sugar)
  • ½ cup water + 1 tbsp more water
  • almond Or pistachio flakes
How to make the recipe?
  1. Firstly boil water with sugar.
  2. While sugar syrup is getting ready we would sift gram flour. Add ½ cup ghee and 1 tbsp milk. Rub ghee with the flour with help of your palm.
  3. The mixture should look like bread crumbs. Allow the mixture to rest for 10 mins.
  4. Now take a wide bottomed saucepan add rest of ghee place on low heat. Add the flour mixture to it and roast for 10 mins Or until it's nicely browned and leaves aroma.
  5. Once sugar syrup reaches thread like consistency add rest of milk and cardamom + nutmeg powder + dry ginger powder. If there is any scum please remove with the help of spoon. Switch off the gas.
  6. Time to add sugar syrup in the flour mixture. Mix all well. Switch off the gas after 2 mins. Don't keep for long.
  7. Grease a tray Or dish. Gently pour this hot batter over it. Tap the tray Or dish gently so that the mixture spreads everywhere evenly.
  8. Allow the fudge to cool down this may take upto 4 hours. Garnish with almond Or pistachio flakes. Cut them into squares and serve.
Notes
1. Don't overroast Or simmer the mixture else the result would be grainy and rubbery mohanthal. This is the mistake I had done.
2. Allow the fudge to cool it would solidify as it cools down.
3. Use nuts of your choice you could also add finely chopped pistachio Or almond flakes into the fudge.
4. Also I have used a combination of spice powder you could use only cardamom powder all three.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at http://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/mohanthal-recipe/