Friday, November 1, 2013

Authentic Mohanthal For Diwali - A Traditional Gujarati Sweet - Chickpea Flour Fudge

Know What You Eat: Mohanthal or Chickpea (besan) flour fudge is a Gujarati delicacy most often made during any auspicious occasions like Deepawali | Diwali. It can be described as chickpea (besan) flour fudge spiced with cardamom and topped with sliced Almonds. It can also be served as a sweet snack along with some spicy mixture, or as one in many sweets we make during this time of the year. Since this is a traditional sweet I have tried to compose it in a step procedure along with some pictures, so it becomes easier for first timers..

Here are few other Diwali Sweets & Savories that you can make at home.
MungBean Halwa | Mag ni dal no Shiro,
Authentic Mava Gulab Jamun
Chakri | Murukku 1
Chakri Murukku 2
Ricotta  Cheese Peda | Mava na Peda - 1
Ricotta Cheese Mava Na Peda - 2
Carrot Halwa 
Sooji Halwa
Beetroot & Oats Halwa
Coconut Ladoo
Khajoor Anjeer Barfi

Recipe: Authentic Mohanthal | Cardamom Spiced Chickpea Flour Fudge Topped With Sliced Almonds


Recipe: Authentic Mohanthal | Cardamom Spiced Chickpea Flour Fudge Topped With Sliced Almonds
Preparation Time: 
3 C Chickpea flour, coarsely grounded (Besan) available at any Indian grocery store
1-1/4C Ghee + 2 Tbsp Ghee 
2-3 Tbsp Warm Milk
1 C Khoya  | Mava (optional)
3 C Sugar + 1/2 C water for sugar solution, 2 thread consistency syrup
For Garnishing
Few strands of Kesar 
Handful of Almond slices
5-7 Cardamon, crushed into powder

1.. In a food processor mix together, besan (chicpea flour), 2 Tbsp Ghee and 2-3 Tbsp warm milk.Put it on a pulse mode and pulse it together for atleast 4- 5times until you get nice coarse powder something similar in the picture. Set aside. 
2.. Simultaneously on the other side make the sugar solution and keep it ready, for that you will have to mix together sugar and just enough water to cover sugar and boil until you get 2 thread consistency for sugar syrup. Take if off from the heat. Allow it to cool.

3.. In a wok, add this mixture with rest of the ghee and roast in on a medium flame just like in picture 2 of 1 for until you get nice aroma and light brown color.

4.. If you are using Khoya | Mava, you will have to add it at this point of time and roast for another 5-7 mins.
5..  Take off the heat once it has golden to slight brown color. Allow it to cool.
6.. Cooling of both sugar syrup and besan mixture is very important. Do not miss this step of the recipe. If the either one is hot it will bring out all the ghee and form an extra ghee layer on top from the besan mixutre which would be then difficult to mix in.
7.. After cooling mix thoroughly besan mixture with sugar syrup, add crushed cardamon powder, kesar (saffron strands). Keep stirring until a homogenous mass is formed.
8.. Pour it into a greased dish (with ghee), allow it to set and sprinkle sliced Almonds over it.
9.. Cut into a diamond or square shape. and store it in air tight container for later use... Enjoyyy!!!
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Archana said...

Wow I never thought it could be made by me. Now thanks to your recipe I will give it a try.

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ANU said...

awesome recipe it!

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Torviewtoronto said...

this dessert looks delicious

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderful looking Gujarati dessert. Lovely preparation.

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Alpana said...

Beautiful recipe......Thanks for sharing.

Charu Srivastava said...

simply divine...luv it !!!!!

Anonymous said...

oh..mohanthal is looking absolutely delightful...

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R said...

looks extremely tasty!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Lovely recipe.. thanks for sharing..
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divya said...

Omg, seriously u r killing me with ur beautiful clicks and yummy

Now Serving said...

this is a twin dish of Mysore pak and I love both - looks professional and delicious :)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Woow very yummy yummy dear..btw kovaikai means ivy ground..very small looking vegetable which believed to help to reduce sugar...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow wow delicious looking fudge


Great sweet recipe! I had no clue abt the recipe,superb recipe,thanks for sharing

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks beautiful and delicious
nice clicks :)

Tina said...

fabulous recipe...

Priya said...

Omg, wat a droolworthy mohanthal,been ages i had them..

jeyashrisuresh said...

Though I have heard a lot abt this never tried or tasted this. Perfectly done with nice clicks

Anu said...

Wow came out perfect very nice one.

Poornima Nair said...

Wow...that looks so perfect. So very tempting!!

Babli said...

Unique and innovative recipe. Sweet looks delicious, yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

Amina Khaleel said...

looks delicious...thanks for sharing... glad to follow you... do visit my blog some time...

SpicyTasty said...

Beautiful pictures. Lovely presentation.

Rani acharyulu said...

Wow,yummy Mohanthal recipe,i tasted once,one of my Jain friends house...your's recipe looks awesome.Happy Deevali to you and your family.

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