Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mohanthal | A Traditional Kathiawari Sweet | Gujarati Mohanthal | મોહનથાળ

Gram flour - 2 cup,
Ghee(clarified butter) - 1 1/4 cup, For homemade organic clarified butter recipe CLICK here.
Cashew (finely chopped) - 2 tbsp,
Almond (finely chopped) - 2 tbsp,
Slivered pistachio - 1 tbsp,
Slivered almond - 1 tbsp,
Milk - 1/4 cup,
Oil - to grease a tray.

For sugar syrup
Sugar - 1 cup,
Saffron - 1/4 tsp,
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp,
Water - 1/2 cup.

Grease a pan with oil and set aside.

In a small pan, heat milk along with 1/4 cup clarified butter till it gets warm.

Sieve gram flour into a mixing bowl. Add prepared milk & clarified butter mixture.

Combine well with both hands till it gets crumbly texture. Press down the mixture with hand. Cover  and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.

Sieve flour mixture from medium hole colander.

This process gives grainy texture to the flour, as per image given below.

Heat ghee in a pan over medium flame. Add prepared grainy flour and roast over medium low to low flame.

Keep roasting and stirring continuously to roast evenly. Roast till flour change its color to golden brown.

Now switch off the flame and add chopped cashew & almond. Mix well and let it cool down completely.

In a sauce pan, dissolve sugar with water. Switch on the flame and prepared one to one and half string consistency sugar syrup over medium flame. To check consistency, take a bowl filled with water and drop a drop of sugar syrup.  Drop should not dissolve in water but set as it is, then its ready. Remove  from the heat.

Add saffron and cardamom powder. Mix well. Let it cool down for 2 - 3 minutes.

Now fold in prepared sugar syrup into flour mixture.

 Mix well continuously till clarified butter starts to ooze out

Transfer the mixture into a greased tray. Level it well using spatula. Sprinkle slivered almond and pistachio on top.

Let it cool down for 7 - 8 hours or till it gets well set. Cut into desire size and shape pieces, once set.

Adjust amount of sugar and ghee as per taste.
Store in a container at room temperature.

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