On this day Goddess Saraswati( Goddess of knowledge, art and music) is worshiped and lot of prayers and celebrations are held in schools and educational institutes which is called" Saraswati pujan".People wear Yellow/saffron colored clothes ,prepare and consume meals &sweets which are yellow/saffron in color.
It is also considered that the young ones are taught their first letters on this auspicious day with the blessings of goddess saraswati for their successful academic life!!
For the celebration of Vasant panchmi i had prepared a special sweet which is from Gujrat "Mohan thal". This sweet is specially prepared for this as saffron and gram flour both the ingredients are rich in yellow colour!! so prepare this specialty and enjoy!!
This preparation makes 12-14 pieces
1 cup gram flour(besan)
1/2 cup ghee+ 2 tablespoon
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoon milk
1/2 cup whole milk solids(khoya/mawa)a little more
1/4 cup water
10-12 pieces cashew nuts
10-12 pieces almonds
10-12 pieces pistachios
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
In a bowl, take the gram flour and add 2 tablespoon ghee to it.
|Gram flour and ghee|
|soft dough of gram flour|
|sugar and water|
|Semi thick sugar syrup|
|sauteing the gram flour|
|after adding the khoya and sauteing for 6 more minutes|
|adding the sugar syrup|
Finally garnish this with the dryfruits and few saffron strands.Cut them into desired shape and size after it had set properly.
Mohanthal is ready for offering to Goddess saraswati!!