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- Duration: 25 minutes
- Serves: 4 to 6 people
Spice Level: Zero
Frying of the besan is an important step in this recipe. Always stir the besan on slow flame to prevent it from burning.
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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.