First of all, l like to wish you happy Diwali to all my friends world wide.
Mohanthal is a traditional Gujarati sweet we make during Diwali. This festive sweet is made with chickpeas flour also call gram flour, ghee made out of butter, sugar and added nuts and spices like almond, pistachios, cardamoms,nutmeg and saffron.
To make mohanthal perfect and easily, you need to prepare everything ahead because once you start cooking,you have to pay full attention on roasting flour and making syrup. This is very important to make good mohanthal.
Let’s start making mohanthal.
2 cups gram flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk to prepare flour
1/2 cup water to prepare syrup
1 cup ghee to roast flour
4 tablespoons ghee to prepare flour
1/2 tsp saffron
1/2 tsp cardamoms
Pinch of nutmeg powder
Few sliced almonds
Few sliced pistachios
Let’s start preparing
First grease the dish to pour mohanthal.
In a bowl:
Add flour, milk and ghee mix it well, press it down, cover it for few minutes.
Now crumbling flour with two hands , make flour smooth, fluffy and grainy with out any lumps.
Prepare sugar syrup.
On a medium heat, add water and sugar in a saucepan and bring it to boil until turn into thick syrup . Take drop see it sticks to your two fingers.
Add saffron in syrup, turn off the heat , keep it aside.
Let’s roast the flour
On a medium heat, in a heavy bottom pan
Add flour you prepared
Roast it keep stirring constantly until flour looks golden brown. Turn off the heat.
Add cardamom powder
Add nutmeg powder
Add syrup mix it well
Pour the mixture in to greased dish.
Let it settle for few minutes.
Sprinkle sliced almonds and pistachios.
Press it gently with small bowl.
Cut it in to pieces.
Let it cool down completely.