Danedar Mohanthal Barfi: A Sweet And Delicious Treat

Mohanthal Barfi is a traditional mithai with the rich flavour and melt-in-the-mouth texture of ghee-roasted besan, malai, and spices like cardamom give the sweet an enticing flavour and captivating aroma, while an assortment of slivered dry fruits makes the sweet richer in taste. It is quite famous in regions like Madhya Pradesh. Mostly people buy or make Mohanthal Barfi on special occasions like festivals or weddings.

This recipe is easy to make but offers a great sweet taste. The ingredients used in this recipe are very easy to get. With a good amount of time and effort, you can make this delicious sweet. This recipe will definitely earn you some praise. Be it your family, friends, or colleagues, you can share this sweet with them. This sweet and delicious Danedar Mohanthal Barfi recipe can be made on special occasions like festivals. It is a must try sweet to make at home without putting too much effort.

Here’s the recipe for Danedar Mohanthal Barfi.

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 35 mins

Servings: 4-5


  • 250 gms gram flour 

  • 1 cup malai

  • ½ cup ghee 

  • 3 tbsp milk 

  • 1 cup sugar 

  • 8 coarsely ground cardamom

  • 1 tbsp almond flakes 

  • 1 tbsp pistachio flakes 

  • Method:

    • First, filter gram flour in a container, add some melted ghee and raw milk, and mix them well.

  • Now, cover it up with a lid for 10-15 min so that it will get fluffy.

  • After that, mash it with both hands and filter it with the help of a rice sieve.

  • Now put a pan on a burner with medium flame, add some ghee and the gram flour to it. 

  • Roast it for 10 minutes while continuously stirring it until the colour changes a bit reddish.

  • Now, add malai to it and again start roasting it for 10-15 min on low flame until its colour changes to golden.

  • Turn off the burner and continue stirring it.

  • Take another utensil, put it on a burner and add 1 cup sugar and half-cup water to make the chashni.

  • Cook the water for 5 min until the sugar gets dissolved completely.

  • Let it cool down a bit and add to the roasted gram flour. 

  • Mix it well until the gram flour soaks the chashni.

  • Add the cardamom powder and mix it well.

  • To freeze the Mohanthal Barfi, take a tray and grease it with some ghee.

  • Now, put the mixture in the tray, spread it with the spoon but remember to put some ghee on the spoon so it does not stick to the mixture.

  • Put some dry fruits on it and press them, so it gets set perfectly.

  • Keep it to freeze overnight.

  • Once it freezes, you can cut it in pieces. 

  • Finally, the Danedar Mohanthal Barfi is ready to serve.