Oct 19, 2009
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.