Loose Mohanthal - Besan Ka Halwa Recipe

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Mohanthal is a traditional Indian sweet popular in Rajasthan and Gujarat. It is made from Chickpea flour, mawa and sugar. It is traditionally made in pieces and is a solid block which can be held in hands. In this recipe we show you how to make this delicious sweet in a loose halwa style form. It is very popular in restaurants and marriage or functions. Gram flour is very nutritious and healthy. It can be made all year round and also served as Prasad to Gods. Do try it today.

Loose Mohanthal - Besan Ka Halwa Recipe - ढीला मोहनथाल - बेसन का हलवा रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi


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INGREDIENTS:

For Besan Mixture:

3 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
3 tsp milk
1 cup coarsely ground gram flour (besan)

For Sugar Syrup:

1/2 + 1/8 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/8 tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp mixed dry fruits powder (almonds and cashew nuts)
1-2 pinch nutmeg powder
10-12 strands of saffron

For Loose Mohanthal:

1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)
100 gm unsweetened khoya (mawa)
1-2 tsp pistachio clippings for garnish

SERVES: Makes about 426gm of Loose Mohanthal
PREPARATION TIME: 15 Mins
COOKING TIME: 20 Mins
TOTAL TIME: 35 Mins
* 1 CUP = 240 ML

METHOD:

For Besan Mixture:

1. Take ghee & milk in a small pan. Allow it come to boil.
2. Once it boils switch off flame. 
3. In a separate bowl take coarsely ground gram flour (besan). 
4. Pour the prepared ghee-milk mixture in centre of flour by creating a pit. 
5. Don't mix at the moment. Just cover it with flour from top and sides. 
6. Cover it with a plate & allow to rest for 10-15 min.
7. After 15 min mix besan with a spoon. And then make crumbly texture using hands & break any lumps. Make besan smooth by rubbing between hands. Keep aside.


For Sugar Syrup:

1. Take sugar & water in a pan. Switch on flame on high & allow it come to boil.
2. Add cardamom powder, saffron,nutmeg powder & mixed dry fruits powder.
3. Once it starts to boil lower flame, mix well & cook for 7-8 min on low flame. 
4. We will not check any string consistency but just cook for 7-8 min.
5. After 7-8 min the syrup will become thick & sticky. Switch off flame. 


For Loose Mohanthal:

1. Now take ghee (clarified butter) in a kadhai. Add prepared besan in it. 
2. Cook for 8-10 min on low flame till golden brown to brown colour. 3. Once besan is cooked & it is nice brown colour, add unsweetened khoya (mawa) & cook for 1 min. 
4. Add prepared syrup, switch off flame & mix for 3-4 min.
5. If required switch on flame & cook for 3-4 min till halwa consistency. 
6. Switch off flame. Once loose mohanthal cools down it will
become thick.
7. Serve loose mohanthal hot garnished with pistachio clippings! 

Tips:

1. You can grind Gram Dal in flour mill or mixer grinder.

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Loose Mohanthal - Besan Ka Halwa Recipe - ढीला मोहनथाल - बेसन का हलवा रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Loose Mohanthal - Besan Ka Halwa Recipe - ढीला मोहनथाल - बेसन का हलवा रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Loose Mohanthal - Besan Ka Halwa Recipe - ढीला मोहनथाल - बेसन का हलवा रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Loose Mohanthal - Besan Ka Halwa Recipe - ढीला मोहनथाल - बेसन का हलवा रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Loose Mohanthal - Besan Ka Halwa Recipe - ढीला मोहनथाल - बेसन का हलवा रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Loose Mohanthal - Besan Ka Halwa Recipe - ढीला मोहनथाल - बेसन का हलवा रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

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