Special Festival Needs Special Treat
Diwali is all about friends, family and food. To add the sweet note to your festivity here’s a popular Diwali dessert from the land of Gujarat, Mohanthal. Though Mohanthal is prepared largely in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, it is a famed Gujarati dish exclusively prepared in Diwali and other festivals.
For dry mixture
- 250 gm gram flour (besan)
- 1 Tbsp Purabi ghee
- 3 Tbsp Purabi milk
- 150 gm Purabi ghee
- 50 gm khoya
- 200 gm sugar
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- Prepare a mixture with gram flour, 1 Tbsp ghee and 3 Tbsp milk. Set aside.
- Put sugar and half a cup of water over low heat and stir till sugar dissolves (do not let it come to a boil).
- When it dissolves let it boil and cook till hard ball consistency. Drop a drop into cold water and it should form into a hard lump.
- While sugar is cooking, cook khoya over low heat, stirring all the time, till crumbly. Heat ghee and add the gram flour mixture and saute till a light brown.
- Add cardamom, mix well and remove from heat.
- Add syrup and stir gently to mix well. Transfer to greased thali, pat to level, garnish with almonds and pistachios.
- Cool and cut into squares and store into air tight containers.