Festival of lights, Diwali is just around the corner and the country is ready to celebrate it with much enthusiasm! A 5-day extravaganza, Diwali festivities begin with Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Dooj. This year, Diwali falls will be celebrated on November 14, 2020 (Saturday). Now, let's just admit that festivals and indulgence go hand-in-hand. No Indian festival is ever complete without a bite of kaju katli or a bowl full of kheer, don't you agree? So surely, one of the biggest Indian festivals demands some special treats!
While there are many popular traditional Indian sweets that are made on the occasion, the presence of some special regional sweets in the table are always a delight! Be it Bengal's Roshogulla, Karnataka's Mysore Pak, UP's Balushahi or Rajasthan's Ghevar, just imagine a table full of such regional delicacies! The mere thought of it is a celebration in itself! The state of Gujarat too is packed with decadent sweets that are hard to miss, especially during the festive season! The land of khakhra and fafda is known for a subtle sweet flavour across its dishes and so one can only imagine how wonderful its desserts would be. Mohanthal, for instance, is one such sweet meat that is hard to find outside of the region but if done right, can easily be made at home!
In simpler words, Mohanthal is a square-shaped thick barfi made of gram flour, milk and nuts. With rich flavours of khoya and cardamom, Mohanthal makes for an irresistible traditional sweet that has even found a place in authentic Gujarati Thali. Be it the festivities of Navratri and Diwali or on any special occasion or pujas, Mohanthal can often be seen on the table. The soft yet fudgy texture has won over many hearts and continues to do so across the country!
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It is tough to find authentic Mohanthal in other states outside Gujarat but you can make it at home with a handful of ingredients at home in less than an hour!
Find a quick and easy recipe of Mohanthal here.
Try this yummy Gujarati dessert this Diwali at home and share your experience in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.