Travel in Mexico to the land of the Maya

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Mexico embodies a spicy and fiery passion for la vida, a bit as her chiles, jalapeƱos and tequila. This spirit is found everywhere, in art, music, history and culture, but also in the way Mexicans enjoy a sense of everyday life. Being contaminated by their wonderful way of being and to discover the attractions of the country is an experience not to be missed, one of those that cannot be missed in the list of winners of globetrotters.

It's difficult to decide to book a trip to Mexico and then not be fascinated, with an amazing feeling and a unique experience that is hard to describe. Yes we are talking about the places, the wonderful sunny beaches, the warm friendly people as also of the cultural wealth and the well known historical aura surrounding this land is to be discovered.

We are of course referring to the Maya and the Aztecs, two populations that have really left their mark permanently in our human history. For completeness sake we will say that the first inhabitants of Me…

Mohanthal Recipe

Mohanthal Recipe

Mohanthal similar to Besan burfi is a popular rajasthani and Gujarati sinfully rich roasted gram flour fudge made with milk, khoya and ghee and is a sweet dessert with a touch of cardamom flavor and topped with sliced almonds made more often during Krishna Janmashtami, Diwali and festivals that is ideally known to be served to Gods and Goddesses as prashad.


Mohanthal is considered an Indian invention. Prepared with sugar, milk, butter and cream, the dessert is served at room temperature. There are many variations of the classic recipe, from chocolate to that to nuts, to which you can add coffee, mint and rum. The cake is cut into squares and served at room temperature and is a specialty only, a mix between a toffee and a gianduiotto. Since you prepare in 10 minutes and does not require special molds, it may be a good idea to prepare a sweet Valentine's Day last minute dessert.

Mohanthal Recipe


Mohanthal is a typical Gujarati sweet and is a kind of pastry flavored with cardamom, condensed milk and butter to which you can add coffee, chocolate, nuts, mint and rum to get different flavors.

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups bengal gram flour
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp almonds and pistachios
  • A few saffron strands

Recipe Method:
  1. Melt the butter and mix with gram flour in a large bowl and combine well. Add warm milk and mix well. Keep aside this mixture to rest for 20 minutes.
  2. Put the cream and milk powder in a frying pan and cook on medium heat until mixture comes together. Remove from heat and keep aside.
  3. Mix the milk dough with gram flour mixture and stir fry continuously on medium heat until it becomes light brown in colour. Let it cool and add cardamom powder, saffron and the nuts and stir until well combined.
  4. In a saucepan, boil the sugar and water together on medium heat till you reach a single thread consistency. Mix the syrup with flour mixture and keep stirring till the mixture turns thick and leaves the sides of the pan and quickly pour on a greased rectangular plate and level the surface.
  5. Cut it into desired shapes on the plate. Spread the sliced almonds evenly over the top to garnish.

Comments

Max Coutinho said…
Hey K,

Thanks for this recipe. Will send this to my mum, she will love it.

Cheers

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