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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - gram flour (besan)
  • 50g - mawa (khoya)
  • 1/2 cup - ghee
  • 2/3 cup - sugar
  • 1/2 tsp - cardamom powder
  • A few strands - saffron
  • 1/8 tsp - nutmeg powder
  • 2 tbsp - milk
  • Slices of almond and pistachio

How to Make Mohanthal

  • Heat the ghee in a pan.
  • Take the besan in a thali and make a hole in the centre. Add 1 tbsp of hot ghee on to the flour. Add 1 tbsp of hot milk on top of the hot ghee.
  • Repeat the process again till you have added 2 more tbsp of hot ghee and milk. Mix it well.
  • Sieve the flour to get coarse flour.
  • In the remaining ghee, saute the flour till it turns light brown.
  • Add mawa and then saute again till it turns reddish brown. Keep it aside.
  • Add 1/3 cup of water to the sugar.
  • Heat and prepare the syrup of 1 string consistency.
  • Pour the syrup over the flour. Add all the masalas and mix it well. Keep it aside till it thickens on its own. Stir at intervals.
  • Pour it into a greased thali.
  • Sprinkle the almond and pistachio.
  • When it cools down, cut it into pieces. Brush with saffron paste.
  • To make saffron paste:
  • Soak a few strands of saffron in a tbsp of water or milk for about 5 mins.
  • Grind it with a metal or stone pestle.