Sunday, 11 November 2012

MohanThaal - Chick Pea flour fudge ! Diwali Special

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

The sweet smell of flowers
The array of colours
Diwali is here
Firecrackers are heard
Candles are lit
Children play
Presents are given
We pray to the Gods
Diwali is here.

Diwali wishes from JCO to all our readers, fellow bloggers, friends and family...
May millions of lamps illuminate ur life
with endless joy,prosperity,health & wealth forever
Wishing u and your family a very

Mohanthal, treat for your eyes and palate. This sinful, and scrumptious chick pea flour delight fudge, must for Diwali celebrations !! I used to devour this sweet, made by my mum every Diwali in India.

You will need:- Sugar Syrup

1 1/2 cup granulated sugar - can add few spoons if you like it sweeter
1 cup water

You will need:
2.5 cups coarse chickpea flour
1 cup ghee
1/4 cup  warmed milk (any)
200g mawa or khoya
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
8-10 threads saffron
Almond and pistachio to garnish


To the warm milk add 1/4 cup of ghee, remaining ghee used later.
Add milk and ghee mixture to chickpea flour and mix. Leave covered for half an hour.
In a pan, mix sugar and water and add saffron and leave aside. Do not heat yet.
Rub chickpea flour mixture with your fingertips to make crumbly.
Sieve chickpea flour mixture in special mohantaal sieve.
In a heavy bottomed pan, heat remaining ghee and roast chickpea flour for at least 35-40 mins on a very low heat until a roasting aroma is reached and the flour should be a light brown colour.  DO NOT BE HASTY during this step.
After roasting, add grated mawa to mixture and roast for a further 7-8 mins.
Turn off the heat and leave the mixture aside.
Start making the sugar syrup on medium heat.
Heat syrup until sticky between your fingers (looks like threads of sugar)
Add cardamom powder to flour mixture and then sugar syrup. Mix very well.
Pour mohantaal mixture in greased tray and garnish with almonds and pistachio.
Allow to set for around 6-7 hours.
Cut Mohanthaal in desired shape.
Enjoy with your friends and family on this diwali.

Linking this to
Celebrate - Navratri/Diwali guest host by Nayna , event by JCO ( me ).
Know your floures - Chick pea flour guest host by Anshie Dhar event by JCO ( me ).
Know your natural sweetness - white sugar guest host by Sharanya, event by JCO ( me ).
and my own event Grand Festive Feasts .


  1. Wow Jagruti, they look so perfectly mouthwatering!!! very nice texture..just perfect!

  2. perfect recipe to make this diwali..lovely presentation too!

  3. Wow Gr8 presentation n looks soft n delicious!!!
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  4. Diwali wishes to you and your family.Cant resist to this beautiful mohanthaal.

  5. Sounds so good have heard about this sweet but haven't tastes :) Belated Diwali wishes dear :)
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  6. belated diwali wishes dear....v tempting n irrestible,,,havent taste this before!


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