Monday, October 20, 2014

Besan Barfi Recipe / MohanThal Recipe

Besan barfi or Mohanthal its famous Rajasthani and Gujrati Sweet. Its's signature dish of my Grand MIL and we tried it so many   times but we never got the same taste and texture as she served.Now she is not between us ,so there is no option to get this sweet,so I have stared trying this and following her instructions and direction and I got proper texture and taste but still her love and taste is missing.

2 Cup   Besan (Gram Flour)
1 Cup   Sugar
1/2 Cup Mawa(Khoya)
1 Cup   Ghee (Melted)
2 tbsp  Milk
1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
Edible color a pinch (optional)
2 tbsp  Chopped nuts ( Almonds and Pistachios)

Take Besan in a bowl or plate.Add 1/2 cup of ghee and mix with fingers,then add milk and again mix it well and gather all mixture in center and keep for 5-7 min aside.Then rub the mixture between the palms to combine well.Pass it through thick sieve, pressing lightly to remove lumps or knots.

Saute it on medium heat, stirring continuously, till fragrant and dark in color then add remaining ghee and saute for few seconds.Keep it aside.
Now in another pan take sugar and 1/2 cup of water and Cook together till it gets one string consistency.

Add Mawa into sugar syrup and cook for 1-2 min and mix well.
Now add roasted besan mixture in this syrup and Edible color mix well cook for 1-2 min. Add cardamom powder mix it and keep aside for 5-7 min.
Grease a tray or plate with ghee and transfer the barfi mixture into tray.spread evenly and garnish with nuts.

Set aside to cool completely. Cut into squares, separate the pieces and store in airtight container.

I used Mawa sweet(mithai) instead of Mawa,if you are also using,then take only 3/4 cup of sugar.
Roast besan flour on low flame , if its not roasted properly it will give raw taste.
If you don't want use color can use saffron.


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