Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mohanthal




Mohanthal my favourite  famous Rajasthani and Gujarati Sweet. Its's signature dish which you never say no once you see it.My mom makes the best mohanthal and i have  tried it so many times but  I never got the same taste and texture as she served.Now  I have started trying this and following my mom's instructions and  I got proper texture and taste but still her love and taste is missing.

Well it has lots of calories but once in a while you can enjoy the super delicious Mohanthal. I usually love to make it in festival, so I can eat without guilt ,lolll

Tricky thing is sugar syrup. so you should follow these steps:


  1. One-thread consistency is when a single thread is formed (and does not break) when your forefinger and your thumb are pulled apart gently. 
  2. Two-thread consistency is when two threads are formed (and do not break) when your forefinger and your thumb are pulled apart gently. This stage is also called the soft-ball stage - when a drop of syrup of this consistency is dropped into a bowl of cold water, it forms a soft ball. 
  3. Three-thread consistency is when three threads are formed (and do not break) when your forefinger and your thumb are pulled apart gently. This stage is also called the hard-ball stage - when a drop of syrup of this consistency is dropped into a bowl of cold water, it forms a hard ball 




Ingredients:

2 cups Besan (gram flour) 
1 1/2 cup clarified butter (ghee)
8 cardamom crushed into powder
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cup water 
1/3 cup full fat milk
4 tablespoon almonds chopped 
4 tablespoon pistachio chopped
2 tablespoon poppy seeds
saffron strands




Sugar syrup:

  1. Heat water and sugar in pot on medium heat
  2. Stir the liquid and let it boil
  3. Add few drops of milk in syrup ,so impurity of sugar will come out on top of the syrup. take it out from syrup. 
  4. stir the syrup and check the consistency of syrup. it should be 1 1/2 thread consistency .
  5. once you get the consistency switch off the stove and keep aside.





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Procedure:

  1. Place the gram flour in a wide bowl.
  2. Heat ghee and pour half of it over the flour.
  3. Rub the ghee into the gram flour with the palms till it resembles bread crumbs.
  4. Heat the remaining ghee.
  5. Add the flour and stir continuously till golden brown.
  6. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  7. Add the golden browned gram flour to the sugar syrup and stir well.
  8. add saffron and cardamom powder and stir.
  9. Pour into a greased tray and spread evenly.Garnish with almonds,poppy seeds and pistachios and allow to cool for 4 to5 hours.
  10. Cut into squares.



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