Oct 19, 2009

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOHAN THAL AND MYSORE PAK AND SOME DEEPAVALI DECORATIONS.



DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOHAN THAL AND MYSORE PAK..................................
This post is regarding to one of my viewer Mr.shaikh s question.Mohan thal and Mysore pak looks like almost the same but so much difference between both the recipes and texture also
1. Mohan thal is a sindhi sweet dish which they like to have them with tea(especially) and a special sweet dish for Sri Krishna janmaastami.
Mysore pak is also a sweet dish which is originally from Mysore Maha Raja palace and this was specially made on the special days like festivals and marriages
2.Both the recipes are made by chick pea flour only.
3. In Mohan thal some people use milk/milk powder/mava
But in making Mysore pak we don't add any milk or milk product s(some versions or there now a days like milk mysore pak, But in the traditional mysore pak recipe we don't use milk or milk product s)
4. In Mysore pak we use same amount of chickpea flour and ghee and Wouble amount of sugar.
5.In mohan thal recipe we use less amount of ghee and we use a little suji(cream of wheat). In Mysore pak we don't use suji.
6.while making sugar syrup for Mysore pak the syrup should be 1 string consistency if you check the temperature that should be 220 degree C,
For mohan thal that should be little more like 2 string consistency, 230degree C
7. Coming to the flour for Mysore pak while frying the chick pea flour that should not change the color or in some recipes like mine with out frying the flour also you can make Mysore pak
But in Mohan thal recipe you have to fry the chick pea flour in a medium heat with suji and mava till it turns in to light drown color.
8 For mohan thal no need to cook after adding the sugar syrup.
But for Mysore pak the real cooking starts from that time when you add the flour to sugar syrup
9 coming to the texture mysore pak is a crumbly little heard texture with hole s( when you are making with 1 cup chick pea flour you don't get the big holes if you make in a large amount like with 1/2 kg to 1 kg chick pea flour then you get the hole s clearly) like burfi.
10 mohan thal is a fudge like soft texture with dry fruits like chopped almonds and cashew.
what ever I know I have given it here. Hope you all understand this.
These are the difference between both the delicious recipes, if any body know more about this please feel free to leave a comment.
Will try to post Mohan thal recipe as soon as possible.

30 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely decoration, beautiful rangoli,liked it a lot..hope u had a wonderful diwali rekha

Kitchen Flavours said...

Beautiful rangoli....love that awesome decoration....

Varunavi said...

Nice decoration rekha,i wanted to do rangoli but i live in a apartments with many kids in my floor and they will spoil my rangoli,so i just pasted a picture of rangoli

Shri said...

Beautiful presentation,Rekha!Happy Diwali!

Tina said...

Lovely clicks and presentation...

Padma said...

Nice decorations Rekha.

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely the decorations look.Hope you had a happy and safe DIWALI

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice click & good information

Ramya Bala said...

Hey rekha wonderful post...happy diwali...

Cham said...

Love ur rangoli!

Gulmohar said...

lovely rangoli :-)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

the decoration is awesome...

chakhlere said...

Nice info rekha!!

DK said...

Thanks for this post Rekha :) Great info

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Beautiful pictures of the beautiful decoration,excellent!!

Prathibha said...

Lovely rangoli dear....
mohan thal annadhi eppudu vinaledu..glad that u spotted the differences too

sowmya.s said...

beautiful decoration..

Raje said...

Beautiful rangoli Rekha and lovely pictures!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Thanks for sharing the diff...
Happy Diwali ..Rangoli is well done:)

Sailaja said...

Too good . Such a nice decoration

Abhilash said...

Nice to know the difference... and I love mysore pak...

We get it here in a chechis shop for 1 rupees/piece. They are closed in glass bottle containers and appear sweet.

I hope the one you have picturized is rangoli?

Beautiful decoration...

Soma said...

thanks for pointing out the difference. I used to think they were same.. we also make the plain besan burfi, which might be a combination of both.

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo what a lovly decoration...also good points..

notyet100 said...

lovely rangoli,...it looks awesome,..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

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Mythreyi Dilip said...

Beautiful Diwali decorations, Superb dear!

prasu said...

lovely rongoli dear..........collect ur awards from my blog dear.

Shri said...

Great info Rekha and fantastic pics..Superb decoration

Parita said...

Nice post...very well written dear!

Raje said...

Hi Rekha, Just dropped in again to say you have an award waiting in my blog dear!