Mohanthaal Recipe - My mother-in-law makes the most awesome Mohanthaal, a traditional Gujarati mithai. It is one of those versatile soul-satisfying sweets that fulfil several needs – a comfort food, a pick-me-up, or a celebratory offering.

This recipe is from the book Mithai.

Main Ingredients : Coarse gram flour (besan), Milk

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Desserts

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Mohanthaal Recipe - How to make Mohanthaal


Prep Time : 2.30-3 hour

Cook time : 1.30-2 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Coarse gram flour (besan) 2 cups

  • Milk 3 tablespoons

  • Ghee 180 grams

  • Sugar 1 1/2 cups

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Nutmeg powder a large pinch

  • Milk 2 teaspoons

  • Saffron (kesar) 5-6 strand

  • Almonds blanched and slivered 10

  • Pistachios blanched and slivered 10


Step 1

Place the gram flour in a bowl. Heat a non-stick pan; add one and a half tablespoons ghee and two tablespoons milk and warm slightly. Add this to the gram flour and mix with your fingertips till the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Pass through a thick sieve so that the crumbs are smooth. Grease an eight inch thali.

Step 2

Heat the remaining ghee in a thick-bottomed non-stick pan. Add the gram flour mixture and cook on medium heat till fragrant and darker in colour.

Step 3

Meanwhile, cook the sugar and half a cup of water, stirring till the sugar dissolves. Add the 2 teaspoons milk and collect the scum which rises to the surface with a ladle, and discard. Cook to make a syrup of one-and-a-half string consistency.

Step 4

Soak the saffron in one tablespoon of warm milk for ten minutes. Add it to sugar syrup and mix well.

Step 5

Add half the green cardamom powder and nutmeg powder to the gram flour and mix. Take the pan off the heat and keep stirring till the mixture cools completely.

Step 6

Add the syrup to the gram flour mixture and stir continuously, till all the liquid is absorbed and the mixture thickens and becomes a little dry.

Step 7

Pour the mixture into the greased thali and spread evenly. Smooth the top and sprinkle the almonds and pistachios. Sprinkle the remaining cardamom powder and set aside to cool.

Step 8

Cut into squares and serve. Makes 500 grams

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