Hello everyone! Normally I don't post on Saturdays but this one is special. Mohan thal is roasted gramflour fudge and my granny used to make this quite often. I recall during childhood when granny would make this the aroma of roasted ground flour would tempt us to just have one bite. My granny after making the dough would keep under fan to cool down. We kids would sneak up in the room and just lick off the sweet while it was still warm and soft and she would come shouting to all of us. Those days were simply wow. I was recalling this sweet of my granny so I have attempted it. Granny dear where ever you are hope you are watching this. I could not recreate the same magic but came quite close to it. So here goes the recipe.
1 cup (200gms) Gram flour
4 tbsp ghee
1/2tbsp ghee for greasing the plate
150 ml water
1 cup Milk
poppy seeds and almonds for decoration
In a bowl, put gram flour and add 1 tbsp ghee and 1 tbsp milk and mix it. Make it bit like crumbs. In a deep vessel heat 2tbsp ghee and add this gram flour mixture. Roast this gram flour mixture till its chocolate brown in color. Add half cup milk and stir continously. Add more if needed.
In a separate vessel, mix sugar and water and make 2 string consistency syrup. Wait for few mins till gramflour and sugar syrup has slightly cooled down. Add sugar syrup to gram flour mixture stirring continously till sugar syrup has completely blended in mixture and the gram flour mixture is thick and leaves sides.
Keep a greased plate ready before hand. and pour this mixture on the plate. Spread it out evenly and mixture should look thick. Sprinkle poppy seeds and cut almonds on top and let the mixture set in. Once set, cut in desired shape and enjoy. The fudge should look bit powdery.
Mohan thal is said to be favourite of Lord Krishna and Mohan is another name for Lord Krishna. and thal means the plate or thali.
Mohan thal is regular Diwali sweets and can be prepared before hand.
Dedicating this sweet to my granny who is no more and linking it to my friend Yashodha's event on Thanksgiving.
Also linking to Divya and Priya's joint event 60 days to Christmas
Hope you all like this attempt of mine. Over to you for lovely comments.