Traditional Gujarati Mohanthal Recipe - Gram Flour Fudge with Nuts and Saffron

Gujarati Mohanthal Recipe is a very traditional festive sweet made from sweetened gram flour and fudge flavored with saffron and nuts.

Archana Doshi
Traditional Gujarati Mohanthal Recipe - Gram Flour Fudge with Nuts and Saffron
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Gujarati Mohanthal Recipe is a very traditional festive sweet made from sweetened gram flour and cooked slowly into a dense fudge flavored with saffron and nuts. Mohanthal is one of the signature desserts prepared by my mother in law and the entire family swoons over the perfect texture and taste that only she can achieve. Friends and family would tell her “We follow your recipe to the T and can’t get it to make like you do”. Some say it’s the hand and I say it’s the love with which she makes it.

Serve the Gujarati Mohanthal for the festivals like Diwali or even make it as a sweet for friends and family. You can serve it as it is or it warm by heating in the microwave for a few seconds.

Some other popular traditional recipes made with love and delicate techniques are :

  1. Gajar Ka Halwa,
  2. Ragi & Whole Wheat Halwa,
  3. Moong Dal Halwa.

Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

50 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Gram flour (besan)
  • 2-1/4 cups Ghee
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder
  • 10 Badam (Almond) , finely chopped
  • 10 Pistachios , finely chopped
  • Ingredients for the Sugar Syrup
  • 2 cups Sugar

How to make Traditional Gujarati Mohanthal Recipe - Gram Flour Fudge with Nuts and Saffron

  1. To begin making the Mohanthal Recipe, we will first prepare our dish for setting the Gujarati Mithai. Grease an 8 x 8 inch square pan with a minimum of 2 inch rim with ghee and set aside.

  2. Add 1-1/2 cups of ghee to the gram flour in a large bowl and combine well with fingers to make a mixture that feels like coarse crumbs. Stir in the milk to the above coarse crumbs mixture and rub between the palms to combine well.

  3. In another sauce pan; heat the 2 cups of sugar and 1-1/2 cups of water simmering it until it reaches a two thread consistency, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and keep it warm.

  4. Heat the remaining ghee in a large sauce pan and add the above flour mixture, stirring continuously until golden brown and releases a roasted aroma about 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in the nuts and cardamom until combined.

  5. Gradually add the sugar syrup and keep stirring till the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan. Take care not to stir to for too long; if you do the mixture will become too rubbery when set.

  6. Turn off heat and transfer the Mohanthal mixture into the greased rectangular pan, leveling such that the Mohanthal is about two inches in height.

  7. Run a knife to cut the Mohanthal into squares and allow it to cool on the tray for more than a couple of hours to set. Once cooled completely, separate the precut squares and serve.

  8. Store the Gujarati Mohanthal Mithai in airtight containers in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

  9. Serve the Gujarati Mohanthal for the festivals like Diwali or even make it as a sweet for friends and family. You can serve it as it is or it warm by heating in the microwave for a few seconds.

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Last Modified On Friday, 06 July 2018 09:58
     
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