Mohanthal is a sweet prepared with Besan/ Gram flour often during Janmastami as it is known to be Lord Krishna’s favorite sweet. The name itself is derived from Lord Krishna’s name “Mohan”. You can prepare this sweet for offering during any festival or can simply treat your guests.
Preparation Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 8-12 persons
Besan / Gram flour : 1/2 kg
Khoya / Mawa : 100 grams
Milk : 7 tablespoons
Sugar : 400 grams
Cardamom / Elaichi powder : 1 teaspoon
Ghee : 400 grams
Almonds : 2 tablespoons chopped
Pistachios : 2 tablespoons chopped
In a pan add 1 cup water and the sugar and let it come to a boil till the sugar dissolves in the water and a thick sugar syrup is formed. Add 1 tablespoon Milk and let it come to a boil. You will notice that the dirt in the sugar syrup will accumulate on top. Strain and keep aside.
In a bowl add the Gram flour, 6 tablespoons milk and 100 grams ghee and make a crumble with hand.
In another pan, cook the khoya over low flame while stirring constantly till the khoya begins to crumble.
In another pan, heat the rest ghee and add the gram flour mixture and saute till a light brown. You will get a fragrance of roasted Besan and you will know that you have sautéed enough.
Add the cardamom powder and mix well. Turn off the flame. Now add the sugar syrup and stir gently to mix well. Transfer the mixture into a to greased flat mould and level with a spatula.
Garnish with almonds and pistachios.
Let the mixture cool, cut into your desired shape and serve.