Friday, April 15, 2016

M - Mohanthaal - Sindhi Version / Chickpea Flour Fudge

BM # 63
Day : 15
Theme: Regional Cuisine 
Cuisine : Sindhi

Mohanthal is yet another sweet which is a must make during Diwali. My Sindhi friend Meenu makes excellent Mohanthal and frankly I always get a box from her every now and then. I have never really thought of making it myself.

Mohanthal is a fudge made from chick pea flour and there are different versions of this. The first time I made Mohanthal it was a Gujrati version, which had unsweetened khoya but The Sindhi version is different and is without khoya.. The method too is different. Both the versions are equally delicious.

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500 gm coarse chickpea flour
400 gm ghee
400 gm sugar, powdered
1  tsp cardamon powder
2 tbsp poppy seeds
Handful cashew nuts
Almonds and pistachios for garnish

Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan.
Add the chickpea flour and roast till pink.
Add poppy seeds and chopped cashews.
Add powdered sugar and mix well.
Add the Cardamon powder.
Add 1 cup milk and stir continuously till the whole mixture leaves ghee.
Garnish with almonds and pistachios.
Remove in tray, let set for a few minutes and then cut into desired pieces.
Remove from tray after completely set.

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  1. Wow, pack me some. I always want to make mohanthaal since a long but still its sitting in my to do list. Now you are pulling me to make some.

  2. Wonderful fudge and a great sweet to prepare during festival season.

  3. We get only one variety of besan in south, unless things have changed now. The first time I noticed the coarser and fine varieties years ago, I could not understood what they were used for.
    They look super, Vaishali. Is this version Mohantal on a softer side?

  4. That is a yummy looking Sindhi Mohanthal. Looks perfectly made.

  5. J here, of the #atozchallenge Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team.
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    Is is sweet like fudge or just a similar consistency? I'm not very familiar with cardamon, which is perhaps why I can't guess what this tastes like. I do like chickpeas though.

  6. Such a beautifully presented sweet Vaishali..I will love to make this soon...

  7. Looks yummy. Will try and make it.
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  8. Will definitely try and make for kids. Nice pics and recipe.

    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow! Mohanthal looks so yum. I am craving for some right now..

  10. You have offered a new variety to your readers today. I will show this to my mother. Good Dish :)

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  11. So many sweets with chick peas na.. so amazing.

  12. Wow,I am going to try it this weekend.Looks too delicious.

  13. Hi Could you tell us approximately how long it took to make this, please? Thanks.

  14. Vaishali, being a Gujarati myself, Mohanthal is a household favorite. You made me drool all over it early morning :) Awesome recipe!!

  15. Love the mohanthal Vaishali, looks delicious. Bookmarked the recipe.

  16. That is a sinful dessert. Loving it.

  17. what a stunner ! along with Sukhdi, I like this second best :)) well made ....

  18. Mohanthal has come out so perfectly. I have never made these myself, but looking forward to making some soon.

  19. I love the consistency - what a flavorful treat

  20. we always make this version, we dont add khoya too..i liked the deep color it has

  21. I was just watching the picture and drooling, wish I get a piece now looks so tempting...