Traditional Mohanthal By Chef Jigss

DIWALI being just round the corner, I am presenting a very traditional signature sweet “ Mohanthal ” …

With this recipe, I promise you’ll never buy shop-bought Mohanthal again. Especially at Diwali.

 

Wish You a Very HAPPY & SWEETENED  DIWALI !!!

Ingredients

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For the Dhrabo (this is the bit that ensures your Mohanthal has those essential crunchy pieces):

  • 3 cups gram flour
  • 1/2 cups ghee
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the Mohanthal

  • 1 ½ cup ghee
  • 150 gms mava
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds, cashew and pistachios (or as preferred)

Ingredients for the Sugar Syrup

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • About 1 cups water or enough to submerge the sugar in the vessel

Makes: 24-30 pcs

Method:

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To make the dhrabo Add 1/2 cups each of warm ghee and milk to the gram flour in a large bowl and combine well wit h fingers to make a mixture that feels like coarse crumbs.

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And rub between the palms to combine well into a coarse mixture. You can as well use sieve plate to break all the crumbs as I have done here….

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In another sauce pan; on medium flame heat the 2 cups of sugar and 1 to 1-1/2 cups of water( quantity should be enough only to submerge the sugar and not more, excess water is undesirable) simmering it until it reaches a two thread consistency. Remove from heat and keep it warm.

 **note: it is very important to have perfect 2 thread consistency, as less will make your final Mohanthal “LOOSE” and more can make it “HARD”**

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Heat the remaining ghee in a large pan and add the above flour mixture, stirring continuously until it starts to change color,

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Now add mava and let it also get roasted till the whole mixture turns into golden brown color and releases a roasted aroma about (*this may take around altogether 15 to 20 minutes*).

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Once it has reached the desired color put off the heat and stir in the cardamom and ¼ cup of nuts  until combined.

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Gradually add the sugar syrup and keep stirring till the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan. Take care not to stir to for too long; if you do the mixture will become too rubbery when set.

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Transfer the  mixture into the greased  vessel (thali, square-tray), and make the upper surface smooth.

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Garnish with the remaining nuts.

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Run a knife to cut the Mohanthal into squares or diamonds and allow it to cool on the tray for more than a couple of hours to set. Once cooled completely, separate the precut squares or diamonds and serve.

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Ready to RELISH…..Store in air tight containers.

I am sure that now you want to try this recipe in your kitchen

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Do let me know how it went ………….

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