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  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 4 to 6 people
  • Spice Level: Zero

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Frying of the besan is an important step in this recipe. Always stir the besan on slow flame to prevent it from burning.

Trivia Tadka

Who is up for some sweets? Mohanthal is a besan mithai recipe flavoured with saffron and nuts. It is a recipe made on almost all auspicious occasions in a Gujarati family. 


  • Gram flour (besan) (2 cups)
  • Milk (1 cup)
  • Clarified butter (ghee) (1 cup)
  • Cardamom powder (elaichi) (1 tbsp)
  • Almonds (badam), chopped (1/2 cup)
  • Sugar (1 cup)


  • Firstly, grease a square pan with ghee and set it aside.
  • In a bowl, mix ghee and besan. Add milk to it and stir the mixture so that it can combine well.
  • Heat sugar in water until it turns into a syrup.
  • Heat the remaining ghee in a large kadhai and add the besan mixture to it. Stir till it becomes golden brown and the mixture starts releasing a roasted aroma.
  • Now, add in the nuts and cardamom until they combine.
  • Then, slowly add the sugar syrup into the besan mixture till the mixture thickens. Keep stirring continuously. 
  • Transfer the Mohanthal mixture to a greased pan.
  • With a knife, cut the Mohanthal into squares and allow it to cool. 
  • Store in an air-tight container. It can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.

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