How to Make Mohanthal?

 Mohanthal is a Gujarati cuisine dessert, I never know a North Indian Sweet will taste this much mild in sweetness. The coarse texture of the sweet is the main hit. When I read the recipe in the book I have no idea on this sweet.  After following the steps as mentioned in the book, the recipe turned out delicious.. 

I prepare this Delicious sweet for the sssshhhh cooking challenge, For the month of March I was paired with Priya, Writer of Priyasmenu page. She gave Nuts and Besan as my secret ingredient. I chose Moohanthal Recipe From Gujarati Cusine. A Rich Dessert will mild sweet taste. Gujarati Is a Western state in India. Many Gujarati dishes are distinctively sweet, salty, and spicy simultaneously. To know more about Gujarati Details check Here

In my first attempt I add some excess ghee, but that ghee ooze out in the last stage and it was not setting at all. In the second time I used the exact measurement as mentioned, then it came out like a charm. No one believe, a rich dessert will be this much mild in sweet. Try this super textured rich dessert and share us with your experience. 


Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Dessert
Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook time: 30-40 mins | Serves: 5-6



Besan Flour 2 cups
Melted Ghee 3 tsp
Milk 6 tsp
Sugar 1 1/4 cups
Rose water 1 tsp
Cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp
Saffron Strands 1/4 tsp
Oil 1/2 tsp(greasing)
Pistachio 1 tsp
Almonds 1 tsp



Measure and take beast flour in the bowl.

Add Milk and melted ghee to the flour, gently mix with hands to get them incorporated..
Keep the coarse besan flour mix aside for 30 mins.
Sieve the Flour to get the coarse mix.
This is a the another quick method to sieve the coarse mix. add them in a mixer or food processor and blend for a while.
Heat the pan with Ghee
Add the coarse mixed besan flour and fry
Put them flame in low and cook the besan flour till they reach pinkish colour..
Melt the sugar with half the amount of water.
In the mean time add Rose essence to the besan mix.
Add in the Cardamom powder.
Bring the sugar syrup to one string condition.
Add the soaked saffron mix to the besan mix.
And add the sugar syrup to the besan and mix them well for 3-5 mins..
Transfer the mixture to the greased plate, garnish with sliced almonds and pista
Leave them aside for 8 hours to set.. slice and serve..


    • Use the Proper ratio of ingredients, as mentioned in the ingredient table.
    • Preparing the coarse mix is a time taking process.. But that step is very important the coarse texture. The texture of the sweet is a kind of coarse, so don’t skip the step.
    • Prepare the sugar syrup to one string consistency.


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Sujitha Ruban

Im Sujitha Ruban, Living in Bangalore, India. Im the founder of “”, Who works full-time behind the screen in writing, editing and photography. I have been into blogging for the past 10 years for experimenting more flavours in food and sharing my thoughts to my viewers. Cooking needs patience and Perfect fusion of combination, I love to share my recipes in a simple and easy way that makes the sense of easy cooking. Recipes I shared here are from my family recipes, some are from my friends. I learn new recipes from magazines, Television shows, or by Surfing Internet. My intension for learning never stops at anytime. My E-baby(blog) carries my memories, love, passion and fun.

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