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Meetha ho jaye with Mohanthaal / Besan Burfi




My first attempt at cutting barfis..

Friends today #Teej festival is being celebrated many Indian states.  It is celebrated on the third day after amavasya (new moon) of shravan month (month commemorating monsoon). It is also commonly called as Haritalika Teej.

This festival is dedicated to the Goddess Parvati & Lord Shiva’s marriage and is celebrated for marital bliss & well-being of spouse.

For such an auspicious day, an easy homemade sweet would just add to the purity & sanctity of the festival.

So here’s the quick recipe of Mohanthaal..

Preparation Time: 60 mins      
Setting Time: 2-3 Hrs
Makes: 40-45 medium size barfis’
180 gms Gramflour (Besan)
150 gms Clarified Butter (Ghee)
180 gms. Sugar
160ml. Water
2 Tblsp. Milk
3-4 Green Cardamon
10 Almonds
10 Pistachios
Silver Foil
Add elaichi powder to besan. Now add half of the ghee to besan and mix until besan and ghee mixture looks like crumble.
Meanwhile on the other side in a pan add sugar and water cook for about 8-10 mins; to this add milk. (Remove the whitish & blackish scum if any accumulated on the surface of sugar syrup). Cook until syrup has single strand consistency.  now heat rest of ghee in a utensil and add  besan-ghee mix  to it with constant stirring till it becomes golden yellow colour.
Now remove from flame and let it cool.  Add the sugar syrup to the besan and mix it well. Let it stay for one or two minutes.
Grease a plate with little ghee. Now pour the mix into this plate and with a knife try to smooth the top layer. Garnish with sliced Almond & Pistachios.
Let it cool for 2-3 hrs (sometimes refrigeration may be required)
After cooling Mohanthaal is set. Cut into 1&1/2 inch diamond or square shapes and apply silver foil it to decorate it.
The sweet is now ready..Enjoy!!

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