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  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Mohanthal is an Indian dessert prepared in many auspicious occasions especially during Diwali. It is popular in Gujarat. Gram flour, khoya, milk and nuts mixed togethar to form square barfis.


  • 250 gm gram flour (besan)
  • 1 Tbsp ghee
  • 3 Tbsp milk, mixed to a crumbly consistency
  • 50 gm khoya
  • 200 gm sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 150 gm ghee
  • For garnishing:
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios


  1. Put sugar and half a cup of water over low heat and stir till sugar dissolves (do not let it come to a boil).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Add cardamom, mix well and remove from heat.
  5. Add syrup and stir gently to mix well. Transfer to greased thali, pat to level, garnish with almonds and pistachios.
  6. Cool and cut into squares and store into air tight containers.