Plain Mohanthal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: No-Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • For gram crumbs:
  • 250gms gram flour
  • 1 tbsp - ghee
  • 3 tbsp- milk
  • For mava:
  • 50 gms- khoya
  • To Proceed:
  • 3/4 cup - curd
  • 200gms- sugar
  • 1/2 tsp- cardamom powder
  • 1/5 tsp- crushed saffron
  • 150 gms- pure ghee
  • To decorate:
  • silver foil or crushed almonds and pista mixed.

How to Make Plain Mohanthal

  • Rub in flour, ghee and milk. Press down with palm and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  • Pass mixture through a large hole sieve. Crumbs should form.
  • Keep aside.
  • For mava:
  • Put khoya in a heavy saucepan, cook till it crumbles
  • Stir continuously. Keep aside.
  • Syrup to be made simultaneously:
  • Put sugar and 2/3 ratio water, boil to 2.5 thread syrup
  • Add saffron soaked and rubbed in 2 tsp water.
  • Bring back to 2.5 thread consistency.
  • To proceed simultaneously with syrup:
  • Put ghee in large pan, add crumbs.
  • Stir and roast till aroma exudes and is golden.
  • Add curd and stir gradually.
  • Add mava, cardamom, mix well.
  • Remove from fire. Add syrup, mix well gradually.
  • Do not stir too vigorously, or it will turn hard.
  • Pour into a greased thali (large, vertical edged plate).
  • Tap lightly and shake gently to spread. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Apply silver foil or sprinkle crushed nuts.
  • Cool and cut into squares. Store in airtight container.