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Mohan Thal (મોહન થાળ, ਮੋਹਨ ਥਲ, मोहन थाल, మోహన్ తాల్)


Mohan Thal (મોહન થાળ, ਮੋਹਨ ਥਲ, मोहन थाल, మోహన్ తాల్) is a sweet dish of Gujarat which is mainly prepared on Diwali and other festivals. Mohanthal is a sweet fudge made from roasted gram flour and ghee .

Regional Dish : Gujarat; Punjab; North India. Some places in South India.

Cuisine Style : Gujarat | Cooking Time 30 minutes | Take it  as Snack | Type Sweet | Shelf Life : 2 days.

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 nos : Calories (150.1 K cal), Carbohydrates (13.9 g), Protein (2.7 g), Fat (7.3 g).

Ingredients to serve :

  • 4 cups gram flour( Besan / roasted bengal gram flour)
  • 2 ¼ cups ghee
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons cardamom powder
  • ½ cup finely sliced almonds and pistachios

Ingredients for the Sugar Syrup

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1½ cups water

Method :

Add 1 ½ cups of ghee to the gram flour in a large bowl and rub well with fingers to make a mixture that feels like coarse crumbs.

Add milk  to the above mixture and mix well .

In an another pan heat the 2 cups of sugar and 1 ½ cups of water  till it  reaches  to a single thread consistency, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and keep it warm.

Heat the remaining ghee in a large pan and add the above flour mixture, stirring continuously until golden brown and releases a roasted aroma, now add the nuts and cardamom powder stir for about 7 -10 minutes, until well combined. Add the sugar syrup and keep stirring till the mixture turns thick and leaves the sides of the pan.

Take care not to stir for too long; as it becomes too rubbery if done so.

Transfer the mixture into a greased rectangular pan and level the surface. Allow the mixture to cool before you can cut into small pieces. Store the Mohanthaal in an air tight container.

Other variants / Cuisine Style : None.

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