Mohanthal | How to make Mohanthal

By Vaishali Trivedi  |  9th Jul 2016  |  
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About Mohanthal Recipe

Mohanthal is an authentic sweet made in Rajasthan as well as Gujarat. It's made and loved in my family for generations.

Mohanthal, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Mohanthal by Vaishali Trivedi will definitely help you in its preparation. The Mohanthal can be prepared within 15 minutes. The time taken for cooking Mohanthal is 30 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 10 people. The recipe details out how to make Mohanthal step by step. The detailed explanation makes Mohanthal so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Mohanthal can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Mohanthal from BetterButter.


Ingredients to make Mohanthal

  • gram flour (besan) 2 cups
  • 3/4 cup of ghee for roasting the flr
  • Milk 1/4 cup
  • ghee 3 tablespoons
  • sugar 2 cups
  • saffron (kesar) 5-6 strands
  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • almonds blanched and slivered 10
  • pistachios blanched and slivered 10

How to make Mohanthal

  1. Mix gram flour, milk and three tablespoons of ghee in a bowl. Cover and let it stand for about two hours. Then rub with fingertips to resemble breadcrumbs.
  2. Grease a thali. Heat remaining ghee in a thick bottomed pan. Add the gram flour mixture and cook on medium heat till a nice flavour is given out and the gram flour turns darker. Add green cardamom powder and mix.
  3. Meanwhile make a one string syrup with sugar and one cup of water. Add saffron and mix.
  4. Add the syrup to the gram flour mixture and cook stirring continuously till all the liquid is absorbed and the mixture thickens and becomes a little dry.
  5. Pour the mixture into the thali and spread evenly. Smoothen the top.
  6. Sprinkle pistachios and set aside to cool and set. Cut into squares and serve. You can also garnish it with silver varkh.

Reviews for Mohanthal (15)

Loveleen Aroraa year ago

Amazing recipe

Rewa Chadha2 years ago

hmmmmm sounds YUMMY. My mother used to make besan ki barfi in this very same way.

Dipika Dedhia2 years ago


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Archana Chauhan2 years ago

Very testy

preeti r2 years ago

gujrati sweets are really tasty...

niharika k2 years ago

looks tempting...always wanted to try this sweet at home...thnx fr recipe

sangeeta kaushal2 years ago


Aabha Dani2 years ago

Wowww very easy recipe will try definitely

hasi m2 years ago

i am definitely going to try this at home

Kajal Advani2 years ago

Oh wow! Looks very delicious!

Bhavisha Vaswani2 years ago

Looks awesome

Harshvi Trivedi2 years ago


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