How to make Mohanthaal -

A sweet dish of is served during auspicious occasions and festivals.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan) (बेसन), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Desserts

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Mohanthaal Recipe

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 cups

  • Milk 1/2 cup

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Sugar 2 cups

  • Saffron (kesar) 5-6 strands

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Almonds blanched and slivered 10

  • Pistachios blanched and slivered 10


Step 1

Mix gram flour, milk and three tablespoons of ghee in a bowl. Cover and let it stand for about two hours. Then rub with fingertips to resemble breadcrumbs.

Step 2

Grease a thali. Heat remaining ghee in a thick bottomed pan. Add the gram flour mixture and cook on medium heat till a nice flavour is given out and the gram flour turns darker. Add green cardamom powder and mix.

Step 3

Meanwhile make a one string syrup with sugar and one cup of water. Add saffron and mix.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Pour the mixture into the thali and spread evenly. Smoothen the top.

Step 6

Sprinkle pistachios and set aside to cool and set. Cut into squares and serve.

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