Mohanthal Recipe

Exploring the Delights of Mohanthal

Mohanthal, a traditional Indian sweet, originated in Gujarat. It’s made from chickpea flour, ghee, sugar, and nuts. Rich and flavorful, it’s cherished during festive occasions.

Mohanthal Recipe

  • Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey that fuses tradition with taste? If you're a fan of Indian sweets, you're in for a treat! Today, we're diving into the enchanting world of Mohanthal, a beloved dessert that hails from the vibrant state of Gujarat, India. This recipe is tailored for two, making it perfect for an intimate culinary adventure. So, roll up your sleeves and let's explore how to create this mouthwatering Mohanthal!
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Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 15 mins Difficulty: Advanced Servings: 2 Calories: 166 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the Mohanthal:

For the Sugar Syrup:


  1. Preparing the Sugar Syrup:
    • In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water.
    • Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.
    • Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes until you achieve a slightly thick syrup consistency.
    • Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Making the Mohanthal:
    • In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat 1/2 cup of ghee over medium-low heat.
    • Add 1 cup of besan (gram flour) to the ghee and mix well to combine.
    • Continue stirring the besan and ghee mixture consistently to prevent lumps. Roast the mixture until it turns golden brown and releases a fragrant aroma. This may take around 15-20 minutes.
  3. Creating the Base:
    • Reduce the heat to low and gradually add 1/2 cup of milk while stirring continuously.
    • Mix well to combine the milk with the roasted besan mixture. Be cautious, as the mixture might splatter.
    • Cook the mixture on low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and starts to leave the sides of the pan. This might take around 10-15 minutes.
    • Now, pour in the prepared sugar syrup and continue stirring.
  4. Flavor Infusion:
    • Add 1/2 cup of sugar to the mixture and blend it in thoroughly.
    • Sprinkle in 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom powder for a fragrant aroma and delightful taste.
    • Toss in a tablespoon each of chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios) and raisins. These add a wonderful crunch and bursts of sweetness to the dessert.
  5. Setting the Mohanthal:
    • Grease a square or rectangular dish with a bit of ghee.
    • Pour the Mohanthal mixture into the greased dish and spread it evenly.
    • Garnish the top with more chopped nuts and a sprinkle of cardamom powder.
  6. Slicing and Serving:
    • Allow the Mohanthal to cool and set for a few hours, preferably in the refrigerator.
    • Once set, gently slice it into squares or diamond shapes.
    • Serve these delectable Mohanthal pieces to your loved one and revel in the sweet joy of tradition and togetherness.
  7. Conclusion:
    • Mohanthal is more than just a dessert; it's a celebration of flavors and a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Gujarat. This recipe, crafted for two, offers a delightful opportunity to create cherished memories with your loved one while savoring the rich and irresistible taste of Mohanthal. So, the next time you're in the mood to whip up something extraordinary, remember that Mohanthal is not just a recipe; it's a piece of Indian tradition that you can relish with every bite.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 piece

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 166kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.41g10%
Saturated Fat 3.3g17%
Cholesterol 13mg5%
Sodium 21mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 23g8%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugars 14.3g
Protein 4.6g10%

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Mohanthal, Indian sweets, Besan burfi, Gujarati cuisine, Traditional dessert, Festive treat, Diwali sweets, Rich and flavorful, Nuts and spices, Barfi recipe, Sweet confection, Gifting option.

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