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Learn Mohanthal Recipe - Mohan Thal-2 Ways Video Recipe (मोहनथाल) Video Recipe—Mohanthal or Mohan Thal is a traditional Gujarati-Rajasthani Dessert. This is an outstanding and classic Indian fudge made with gram flour (besan) and ghee and sweetened with saffron and cardamom flavored sugar syrup.

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Happy weekend guys. Hope you all are doing good. Any plans for this weekend? For me, this weekend is going to be super busy. I have plans for some major long-due Autumn home cleaning, and I so hope that it could finally be done this weekend. Just keeping my fingers crossed. I have also told to the other two helpers of the family to not make any plans for this weekend — some work coming up their way. I know it’s gonna be very tiring, but it’s all worth it. Isn’t it? 🙂

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Coming to today’s recipe. This is another Diwali inspired recipe after Mathri, Gulab Jamun, and Aloo Puri. Most of you would know that one of the biggest Indian festivals Diwali is only some days away.

Good food = great festive time. No celebration is complete without a touch of sweet dishes. Isn’t it?

There is a wide variety of Indian desserts (sweets) aka ‘Mithai’. And Diwali and Mithais are bestest of the friends.

Today I am sharing a dessert aka ‘Mitai’ which is very popular during Diwali time in the western Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. This mithai is ‘Mohanthal’, which is also known as a Diwali Mithai.

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In the sates of Rajasthan and Gujarat, this dessert dish ‘Mohanthal’ is a must during the festival of Diwali. I come from the Indian state of Rajasthan. So I grew up eating this Mithai almost every year. The last Diwali I celebrated in India with my family was about 10 years ago, and that time my Mom also made this sweet and she still does.

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Gujarat and Rajasthan are neighboring states in India, and so their eating preferences are kinda similar. We had many Gujarati neighbors, and every Diwali my Mom and her Gujarati friends exchanged this sweet. The reason is, this Mithai made with exact same ingredients, but the cooking method is different in both the states. So different families packed different flavors. My Mom learnt the Gujarati Mohanthal recipe from her friends, and vice versa.

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Like my Mommy, I don’t really make Mohanthal every Diwali here. During my last visit to India, I learned to make Mohanthal with both of the methods from my Mom. So this Diwali I decided to make both versions of this Mohanthal.

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What is Mohanthal?

Mohanthal or Mohan Thal is a traditional Gujarati & Rajasthani Dessert. This is a dense Indian style fudge made with gram flour (besan), ghee, dry fruits and sweetened with saffron and cardamom flavored sugar syrup. This mithai is usually cooked during the festive season such as Diwali. This melt-in-the-mouth classic mithai is very rich in texture and taste.

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Why should you try this Mohanthal recipe?

All in all, if you are from Gujarat or Rajasthan and living abroad like me, and if you are badly missing your mom’s homemade Mohanthal, then this is a perfect fool-proof recipe for you. I hope that this Diwali you make this exotic Mohanthal for your family and friends. I guarantee, this will be a taste they will cherish for a long time.

What is the difference between Gujarati and Rajasthani Mohanthal?

  1. Gujarati Mohanthal does not have any kohya/mawa, but Rajasthani Mohanthal recipe often included khoya.
  2. In Gujarati Mohanthal recipe you roast besan in ghee, but in Rajasthani Mohanthal you first have to make muthiyas. Then you deep fry them and after frying, you pound them and pass it through a sieve to get a fine powder. Then you roast this with ghee.

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Other Diwali Sweet Recipes you may like:

  • Rajasthani Moong Dal Halwa
  • Best Gulab Jamun
  • Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand
  • Rasmalai
  • Peas Coconut Peda
  • Rasgulla
  • Rajasthani Gulab Churma
  • Kaju Katli
  • How To Make Ghevar
  • Gajar Ka Halwa
  • Aloo Ka Halwa
  • Instant Bread Rasmalai
  • Instant Peach Jalebi
  • Rajasthani Mawa Malpua

  • Rajasthani Mohanthal [RECIPE]

    Rajasthani Mohanthal is a traditional Rajasthani Dessert made using besan, ghee, sugar syrup and dry fruits.


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    (Rating: 4.8 from 8 reviews)

    INGREDIENTS

    For Rajasthani Mohanthal (I Am Using 250ml Cup)
    • Gram Flour – 1 Cup
    • Ghee – 4 + 1 Tbsp
    • Ghee Or Oil For Deep Frying
    • Crumbled Mawa – 1/2 Cup
    • For Sugar Syrup:
    • Milk – 8-10 Tbsp Or More If Needed For Making Dough
    • Sugar 1 Cup
    • Cardamom Powder – 1 Tsp
    • Saffron Strands Soaked In Warm Water For 15 Mins – 7-8
    • Chopped Almonds And Pistachio For Garnish – 4 Tbsp


     

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    ☶ Category ♨ Cuisine ☺ Serves
    Dessert Indian 8-10 pieces


    Nutrition Info: 185 calories // Servings: 1 piece

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    For Sugar Syrup:
    1. Add 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup water to a deep pan, and stir well. Let it cook on high heat for 3 minutes.
    2. Turn the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes.
    3. Add saffron soaked in water and stir well and boil for a minute.
    4. Add cardamom powder stir well.
    5. Let the water boil till sugar syrup is thick and forms 2 string consistency. Keep stirring occasionally.
    For Rajasthani Mohanthal:
    1. Combine the besan, 1 tbsp ghee, and mix well.
    2. Add milk of water and knead well to make a stiff dough.
    3. Divide the dough into 10 equal small balls and shape them into patties.
    4. Heat the oil and fry the patties at low heat until they are golden brown in color from all the sides.
    5. Drain on an absorbent paper and allow them to cool for 3-4 minutes.
    6. Break the patties and grind the fried patties in a blender into a fine powder.
    7. Pass it through the sieve to get a fine mixture.
    8. Heat 4 tbsp ghee in a pan. Add the sieved besan mixture and stir well.
    9. Cook on medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
    10. Add crumbled mawa and cook for 5 more minutes. Keep stirring continuously.
    11. Add the prepared sugar syrup to the besan mixture, Stir well.
    12. Stir continuously for 2-3 minutes or till the mixture cools and thickens up.
    13. Grease a container, pan or thali with ghee and pour the mixture into it.
    14. Spread it evenly using a flat spatula.
    15. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios, and almonds evenly over it and pat it with a flat spatula.
    16. Keep it aside to cool completely for 4 hours or overnight.
    17. Cut into equal sized squares and serve.
    18. Serve at room temperature or warm.
    19. It stays fresh at room temperature for up to 2 days and in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


    Logo Author: Anupama Paliwal
    Recipe Source Link: https://www.MyGingerGarlicKitchen.com/rajasthani-mohanthal-gujarati-mohanthal-mohan-thal-2-ways-video-recipe
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    Gujarati Mohanthal [RECIPE]

    Gujarati Mohanthal is a popular Gujarati Dessert/Mithai made using besan, ghee, sugar syrup and dry fruits.




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    (Rating: 4.9 from 14 reviews)

    INGREDIENTS

    For Gujarati Mohanthal (I am using 250ml cup)
    • Gram Flour 1 Cup
    • Ghee – 1/2 Cup
    • Milk – 3 Tbsp
    • Sugar – 1 Cup
    • Cardamom Powder – 1 Tsp
    • Saffron Strands Soaked In 1 Tbsp Warm Water For 15 Minutes – 7-8 Strands
    • Chopped Almonds And Pistachio For Garnish – 4 Tbsp


    🕐 Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time
    ☶ Category ♨ Cuisine ☺ Serves
    Dessert Indian 8-10 pieces


    Nutrition Info: 165 calories // Servings: 1 piece

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    For Sugar Syrup:
    1. Add 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup water to a deep pan, and stir well. Let it cook on high heat for 3 minutes.
    2. Turn the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes.
    3. Add saffron soaked in water and stir well and boil for a minute.
    4. Add cardamom powder stir well.
    5. Let the water boil till sugar syrup is thick and forms 2 string consistency. Keep stirring occasionally.
    For Gujarati Mohanthal:
    1. Combine the besan, 1 tbsp of ghee and 3 tbsp of milk in a mixing bowl.
    2. Mix well and gently press the mixture using your fingertips.
    3. Cover with a lid and set aside for 30 minutes.
    4. Break the lumps lightly with your fingertips and sieve it using a sieve. Set it aside.
    5. Heat 1/2 cup the ghee in a pan on a medium heat
    6. Add the sieved besan mixture and stir well.
    7. Cook on medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes, or till the mixture turns golden in color. Keep stirring continuously.
    8. Remove from the heat and set is aside to cool down for 15-20 minutes.
    9. Add the prepared sugar syrup to the cooled besan mixture, Stir well.
    10. Stir continuously for 2-3 minutes or till the mixture cools and thickens up.
    11. Grease a container, pan or thali with ghee and pour the mixture into it.
    12. Spread it evenly using a flat spatula.
    13. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios, and almonds evenly over it and pat it with a flat spatula.
    14. Keep it aside to cool completely for 2 hours.
    15. Cut into equal sized squares and serve.
    16. Store in an air-tight container and serve at room temperature or warm.


    Logo Author: Anupama Paliwal
    Recipe Source Link: https://www.MyGingerGarlicKitchen.com/rajasthani-mohanthal-gujarati-mohanthal-mohan-thal-2-ways-video-recipe
    Date Published:

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