Gujarati cuisine is as rich and extensive as its culture. It has a history of its own that goes back to a thousand years. So, if you think that you have tried Gujarati cuisine extensively, then you might be a bit wrong here – as this cuisine has much more to offer than you could imagine. The very idea of Gujarati cuisine reminds us of dhokla, fafda, jalebi, undhiyu et al. We agree each of these dishes help define Gujarati food culture, but trust us, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, you would be surprised to know that flavours here vary widely depending on which region in Gujarat you are in. North Gujarat, South Gujarat, Kachch, Kathiawad – each region adds its unique flavour to Gujarati cuisine. This subsequently leads to origin of various popular and lesser-known Gujarati recipes. One such classic Gujarati dish is mohanthal. It is a traditional Gujarati sweet dish that is made with besan, ghee, sugar and nuts. It is rich, delicious and melts in our mouth in just no time. It has a unique creamy taste that leaves a strong impression on every palate. And this is why mohanthal holds a constant position in the dessert spread at every festival or special occasion. This Diwali, let’s prepare mohanthal at home to amp up the festive spread without much effort. We found the classic mohanthal recipe, shared by food vlogger Parul on her YouTube channel Cook With Parul. Let’s take a look. Also Read:Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Panki – A Gujarati Dish Made In Banana LeafHow To Make Gujarati-Special Mohanthal:Take besan flour in a bowl and add a mix of doodh and ghee to it. Mix everything well. Rest is for 10 minutes.Now transfer the mix in a grinding jar and blend.Add ghee in a kadhai and pour the ground besan. Stir continuously. Cook until it turns soft and fluffy.Slowly add milk and stir to get the soft and creamy texture.When the mix releases oil, switch off the flame and stir for some time.Grease barfi tray and place butter paper. Keep aside.Make sugar syrup and add to the besan mix and cook for a minute.Transfer the mix it the tray and let it set.Add silver leaf on it and cut into barfi. Delicious mohanthal is ready for indulgence. The best part is, you can store this mohanthal for up to 10 days.Watch The Step-By-Step Recipe Video Of Mohanthal Here: Also Read:Dhokla, Fafda and more: 5 Delicious Gujarati Street Food Recipes You Must Try
Diwali 2021: The festival of lights is here! Our streets, malls, offices and homes are decorated with diyas and lights and there is a certain festive cheer surrounding the entire nation! Along with the shimmering lights and striking decorations, if there is one other thing that completes the festivities, it has to be the yummy sweets. Diwali feast is all about different kinds of sweetmeats and if you ask us, Kaju Katli is undeniably one of the most famous sweets associated with the festival. Exquisite and decadent, these melt-in-the-mouth barfis find their way into the quintessential Diwali sweet platter every single time. And if you are a Kaju katli lover, we’ve got some good news for you! This time, you don’t need to line up in front of sweet shops for hours to get your hands on the best Kaju katli out there. Because with this easy recipe, you can make soft and delicious barfi’s like the restaurants, right from the comfort of your own kitchen!Kaju Katli is a famous Diwali sweet (Also read:Diwali 2021: 5 Diwali Desserts You Only Need 3 Ingredients To Make) Making homemade Kaju Katli doesn’t only ensure the most divine tasting katli but also is much healthier than the ones found in the markets. You can use as many or few toppings as you want – customise the homemade ones according to your liking and have the freshest batch right off the stove. Made with just 5 major ingredients, these sweets are sure to impress guests and visitors. Layer the silver varq (silver sheet) on top and give the katli a restaurant-like look.Diwali Special: How To Make Kaju Katli At Home l Homemade Kaju Katli Recipe: Prepare sugar syrup by heating water, sugar and saffron in a pan. Add the crushed cashew powder and mix well. Spread the dough on a plain surface. Freeze and cut into diamond shaped slices and serve. Click here for the full recipe of homemade Kaju Katli Try making this Diwali favorite at home; let us know how it turns out in the comments below.Happy Diwali 2021!