Mohan Thal (Mohanthal) is like a gram flour fudge with a touch of cardamom flavor and topped with sliced almonds. Mohan Thal can be served as a dessert or served with a cup of chai tea. This fudge looking candy is irresistible.
Recipe makes 20 pieces.
- 2 cups Gram flour (basen)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter or ghee
- 1 tablespoon warm milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk powder
- 1 teaspoon cardamom seed powder
- 1 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- Candy Thermometer
- Melt the butter and mix with gram flour by rubbing between both palms. Texture will become like a lightly rough powder. Keep aside for at least fifteen minutes.
- Add the milk. Milk should be warm, and rub the mixture again between your both palms.
- Next put the cream and milk powder in a frying pan and cook on medium heat. String continuously until mixture comes together and looks like soft dough. Remove from heat and keep aside.
- Mix the milk dough with gram flour mixture togather and stir fry on medium heat until it becomes light brown in color and start giving off a sweet aroma. Tips: stir fry continuously making sure it stays powdery.
- Let it cool and add cardamom powder mix it well.
- In a saucepan, boil the sugar and water together on medium heat until syrup is 2 threads or 225 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
- Mix the syrup with flour mixture mix well and pour on a 8 inch greased plate. Do this quickly before syrup cools down.
- Mohanthal should be about ½ inch thick and shape it into a square shape on the plate. While it is still hot spread the sliced almonds evenly over the top to garnish.
- Cut the mohanthal into 1-inch square shapes while it is still warm.
- Serve at room temperature. At room temperature mohanthal can be kept for 2 weeks or refrigerate for a month.