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Mohanthaal Made Easy

Rina Vora
40 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Mohanthaal Made Easy RECIPE

Mohanthaal or Besan ki Chakki is a traditional, much loved mithai prepared mainly in Gujarat and Rajasthan. For those who find it complicated to get the right consistency of sugar syrup and other technicalities, here is a simplified version of Mohanthaal

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Diwali
  • Gujarat
  • Simmering
  • Roasting
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. Gramflour/Besan, the coarse variety 3 cups
  2. Milk 2 tbsp(room temperature) +1/2 cup(cold) +1 tsp (warm)
  3. Ghee 2 tbsp+ 1 cup
  4. Sweetended Condensed Milk 1 tin/400 grams
  5. Cardamom/Elaichi Powder 1 tsp
  6. Saffron/Kesar a few strands
  7. Almond and Pistachio Slivers 3 tbsp


  1. Mix 2 tbsp milk and 2 tbsp ghee in the besan and run between palms till it resembles breadcrumbs. Keep aside for 40 minutes.
  2. In the meantime mix the condensed milk in 1/2 cup cold milk and keep aside on room temperature.
  3. Mix the cardamom powder and saffron to 1 tsp warm milk and leave for 10 minutes. Rub the saffron gently to colour the milk.
  4. Heat the remaining ghee in a thick bottomed kadhai, roast the besan in it on a low flame till it turns reddish golden brown.
  5. Now add the condensed milk and mix well, continue cooking on a low flame till the mixture starts thickening.
  6. Add the cardamom and saffron infused milk and half the almond and pistachio slivers.
  7. Mix well and continue cooking till the mixture forms a lump leaving the sides of the vessel.
  8. Turn off the flame, pour onto a greased thali/tray and spread it evenly. Sprinkle the remaining almonds and pistachio slivers and press gently with a greased spatula.
  9. Let it cool to room temperature, cut into desired pieces and serve.

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Anchal Sinha
Anchal Sinha   Oct-12-2017


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