April 14, 2014

Mohanthal

The Indian cooking challenge for March is Mohanthal is a Gujarathi dessert.  This is made with roasted besan flour, ghee, and sugar.  It is sweetened gram flour fudge.  




Ingredients Needed:


Besan Flour - 1 cup ( coarse variety)

Ghee - 1/2 cup

Milk - 2 tbsp

Sugar - 1 cup
Mawa - 1/2 cup
Cashew - 10 chopped
Almonds - 10 sliced
Pistachio - 15 (finely cut)
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp 


Method:


1.  Sieve the flour in a bowl and mix with ghee and rub well with hands. 
2.  Slowly add the milk and keep it covered for 20 mins.
3.  In a pan, take half. A cup of water and sugar. Make one thread syrup and add half of the chopped nuts.  Remove and keep it aside.
4. Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add the remaining ghee, flour and mawa. Keep stirring till you get a roasted aroma from the flour. Now add the mawa and mix well.
5. After the mixture is combined well, add the sugar syrup and cook for about 6 - 7 mins.
6. When  the mixture  leaves the sides, it is ready to be removed. Pour this on the greased plate. Sprinkle chopped nuts over it and cut into small serving pieces.