Mohan Thal (Gram Flour Fudge)

December 16th, 2008 filed under Desserts, Gluten Free
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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

Special Equipment:

  • Candy Thermometer


  1. 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.
  2. Add the milk. Milk should be warm, and rub the mixture again between your both palms.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Let it cool and add cardamom powder mix it well.
  6. 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.
  7. Mix the syrup with flour mixture mix well and pour on a 8 inch greased plate. Do this quickly before syrup cools down.
  8. 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.
  9. Cut the mohanthal into 1-inch square shapes while it is still warm.
  10. Serve at room temperature. At room temperature mohanthal can be kept for 2 weeks or refrigerate for a month.

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56 Responses to “Mohan Thal (Gram Flour Fudge)”

  1. fareena says:

    As usual very very easy and very good recipe. well done Manjula Gee.

  2. Meenal says:

    Hello Manjula ji, in this recipie, can i replace Besan with White Urad dal flour..or half Urad dal and half Moong dal flour.What are the changes required for the syrup or any other changes you recommend.Im willing to try it out soon.I had posted a comment twice yestrday but its not getting posted i guess..because i cant see it here.Pls reply soon.Hope this comment reaches you.thnks.

  3. Aleksandra says:

    Hello Dear Manjula,
    I am Polish and my husband is Indian. Thanks to you I have learned to cook Indian dishies All Indian people love my cooking! And those sweets came out sooo good. I replaced heavy cream with milk and put a little bit less sugar.

  4. monika says:

    I tried mohanthal but aunty ji …I am not able to make it into pieces…might be syrup I made was wrong..pls guide i like this receipevery much

  5. neetu makhija says:

    Hello Aunty,

    i really lik ur recipes they are smiple and easy, i want to make mohanthal, kindly tell me which cream to use , like swwet one which brand. please help me soon as i want to make this for diwali…

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