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Wholesome Mohantal or Chickpea Flour Fudge

Silence after the storm‘..the previous couple of days of excessive decibel sound, screaming and operating across the highway to burst crackers has lastly come to relaxation. Even the intermittent spell of rain didn’t dampen the spirit of festivity for my youngsters & hubby for whom my storage was the make shift middle for bursting crackers. And no, I can’t crib in regards to the land, noise, water and air air pollution which was left after the pageant of lights was over. When I’m not in a position to affect anybody in my dwelling even after 16 years of marriage, in opposition to indulging in sugary sweets, oily savories and shopping for crackers at exorbitant prize (which may really get me a devoted server for God is aware of what number of years) then who am I to complain…’to every his personal’.

Anyway, I attempted my fingers making a wholesome model of a well-liked conventional Indian fudge. Usually made throughout festivals and quite common in India particularly Rajasthan, its known as Mohantal. Made with chickpea flour, the ratio of components on this conventional and delicious candy will make your weight loss plan chart stumble. With one cup every of chickpea flour, sugar and clarified butter I by no means obtained to strive it at dwelling, however have eaten it many occasions at my grandmothers’ dwelling. And imagine me you possibly can’t cease with only one piece of historically made Mohantal.

I attempted to cut back the clarified butter to an important extent and changed palm sugar with white sugar. The resultant fudge is by no means inferior to the normal one, and the most effective half is that I may take pleasure in it guilt free. Palm sugar gave a particular uncooked and fruity taste to the fudge.

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Preparation time:

20 minutes

Cooking time:



4 individuals


11/2 cup chickpea flour

1 cup palm sugar

2 tbsp. clarified butter

2 tbsp. nuts (Charoli/almonds/cashew)

1-2 tbsp. milk

1 tsp. cardamom powder


Warmth a thick backside kadai/wok and pour the butter or ghee in it. Add the chickpea flour (besan) and fry it at low warmth. Maintain the flame low and fry the flour for about 15-20 minutes until it turns into golden brown in colour.

Add palm sugar and cardamom powder and blend it properly. Take off from the flame and add 1 tbsp. of milk in it. Combine it properly and examine the consistency, if it turns into a mass of strong dough the fudge is prepared. Whether it is barely free or dry add one other tsp. of milk until you get a pliable dough.

Grease an oblong baking tray or any plate with clarified butter or unfold a butter paper on it.

Take the dough and unfold it within the greased baking tray or any flat plate. Press it evenly with the again of a ladle or greased fingers and make it flat.


I pressed the fudge in a shallow baking tray to get skinny and diamond formed items. Let it cool for about 20 minutes and make slices with a knife. Straightforward to organize with only a few components this fudge makes an exquisite present possibility for these in search of some nutritious and yummy deal with. Pack the chickpea flour fudge in ornamental containers and share some wholesome treats along with your family members.


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