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Mohanbhog with Luchi ( Bengali version of halwa poori)

Runa Ganguly
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Mohanbhog with Luchi ( Bengali version of halwa poori) RECIPE

Yummy and irresistible Mohanbhog is akin to Sooji Halwa prepared in the country. In Bengal, it is made during the special occasions in the family,festivals and of course for those special weekend breakfasts. This dessert is primarily prepared as an offering to Lord Krishna or Mohan as he is fondly called. Thus it got its name.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • West Bengal
  • Blending
  • Sauteeing
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup Sooji (Semolina Rava)
  2. 1/2 cup Sugar
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. 1/2 cup ghee/clarified butter
  5. 2 tablespoons raisins
  6. 1 Bay leaf (Tej Patta)
  7. 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  8. 2 tablespoons Cashew nuts
  9. 1 teaspoon saffron strand
  10. Few rose petals(optional)


  1. To begin making the Bengali Mohan Bhog Recipe, we will first begin by boiling the milk, sugar, saffron and cardamom in a sauce pan and stirring until the sugar melts..
  2. In another small pan; heat the 1 tablespoon of ghee on medium heat; add the cashew nuts and raisins and roast them until the cashew nuts turn golden brown.Keep aside
  3. Keep the liquid mixture aside on simmer in another stove
  4. In wide heavy bottomed pan heat 1/2 cup of ghee on medium heat; add the Bay leaf, sooji and roast until the semolina gives out a roasted aroma and also turns light golden color. Take care not to let it over brown.
  5. Gradually begin to stir in the hot milk mixture you prepared earlier.
  6. Take care to keep the heat in medium as the mixture will splutter around as you pour the hot liquid to make the mohan bhog.
  7. Keep stirring the mohan bhog mixture and allow it to thicken.
  8. Once the mohan bhog halwa has thickened it will begin to leave the sides of the pan.
  9. You will notice mohan bhog is cooked and when you stir the whole mixture comes away from the sides of the pan.
  10. Turn off the heat and add half the sautéed nuts and raisins
  11. Serve Mohan Bhog hot along with Luchi/Pooris garnished with remaining nuts,raising and rose petals

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Moumita Malla
Moumita Malla   Jan-23-2018

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Mani Kaur
Mani Kaur   Jan-10-2018

Nice one.

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