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Mohanthal

>> January 4, 2015


Mohanthal is an Indian dessert prepared in many special occasions.  This is prepared by mixing together gram flour, ghee, nuts & sugar syrup in form of square burfis.

Ingredients :
  1. Gram flour - 2 cups
  2. Sugar - 1 cup
  3. Water - 1/2 cup
  4. Ghee - 1 cup
  5. 2 tbsp milk
  6. Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  7. Nut meg powder -  tsp
  8. Almond flakes

Method :

1.   Prepare sugar syrup by boiling the water and sugar together till single thread consistency.

2.   Mix and rub together the gram flour and 1/2 cup of ghee.  Keep aside for 1/2 hr.

3.   Take a wide pan, add 1/2 cup of ghee and gram flour.  Roast until browned and leaves aroma.

4.   Add sugar syrup in the flour mixture.  Mix all well.

5.   Grease the pan,  pour the hot mixture.  Tap the dish gently so that the mixture spreads everywhere evenly.

6.   Allow the fudge to cool down.  Garnish with almond.  Cut them into squares and serve. 


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Dahi vada - Kids friendly version

>> December 15, 2014


Ingredients :

  1. Urad dal - 1 cup
  2. Ginger - 1/ 2 inch
  3. Green chilly - 1 no
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Oil 
  6. Thick fresh curd - 2 cups
  7. Luke warm water - 2 cup
  8. Sugar to taste
  9. Carrots grated
  10. Cumin powder
  11. Coriander leaves, chopped
  12. Chaat masala

Method :

1.   Soak the urad dal for 3 hours and grind them along with the ginger, green chilly and salt to taste.

2.   Heat oil in the deep frying pan, take a dollop of batter and fry them till golden brown.  

3.   Soak the fried vada in the luke warm water for 10  mins and gently press the vada to remove the excess water.  Arrange them in the serving pan.

4.   Meanwhile, beat the curd with sugar, cumin powder and little salt.  Pour them over the vadas.  Chill them.

5.   Garnish them with the grated carrots and coriander leaves.  Sprinkle some chaat masala, optional.


Serve & enjoy.

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