Mysore Pak – Delicious Indian Sweet

Insanely delicious sweet of Karnataka, India…

When I get the craving I make sure to succumb to it. I’ve been craving for Mysore pak for many days and it was on sunday evening I finally decided to give it a shot in my kitchen. Making Mysore pak is not a completely new thing to me, I had witnessed my mom make this quite a few times in her kitchen. That time I never cared about how it was made, but only about indulging in this sweet and of course finished it with so much greed…

Mysore pak is a famous sweet of Karnataka, India. It’s not just available in Karnataka, but it’s sold in almost all sweet stores all over India. With a little bit of patience you could make this in your own kitchen.

When I started making this, I never thought that I would end up making it flawless. It wasn’t that hard as I thought, in just 25 minutes using very simple ingredients I was able to whip up the delicious mysore pak. When I greedily had a bite of this sweet I couldn’t appreciate enough about myself for a while 😛 After few rounds of having this, I squared them and stored them in an air tight container with the thought of snacking it for at least a few days. However, it was just a thought as my husband and I have been taking bites after bites saying that would be the last bite after every bite.

And I loved the aroma of ghee that has filled  my house…

Mysore Pak

Makes: 10 square pieces.

Ingredients:

  • Gram Flour or Besan- 3/8 cup (half of 3/4th)
  • Sugar- 1 3/4 cups
  • Ghee, hot and melted- 1 cup or more if you prefer
  • Water- 1 cup

Instruction

  • Sieve the gram flour without any lumps and keep aside.
  • Place the ghee in a bowl and melt it in the microwave or stove top, keep aside.
  • Combine sugar and water in a large non-stick cooking pan and melt it over medium heat.

  • Once the sugar melts in water, keep stirring it until it forms a thick constituency and fine threads start to form, about 15 minutes. Don’t let the sugar syrup turn brown in color.

  • While stirring the sugar syrup, be careful not to spill the syrup on your hands as it’s very hot.
  • Add 1/2 cup of hot melted ghee to the sugar syrup and continue stirring for few minutes.
  • Add the gram flour and keep stirring breaking any lumps that forms.
  • Add rest of the ghee to the mixture little by little by stirring continuously.

  • When you add the ghee the mixture will sizzle.

  • Continue stirring till the mixture just starts to dry. Don’t wait till it gets too dry or brown.

  • Pour the mixture on a pan greased with ghee and evenly spread the top.

  • Allow it to set and let cool down for 15-20 minutes.

  • Cut into square or diamond shapes.

  • Enjoy the mysore pak and the aroma of ghee from these sweets.

Tips:

  • Double the amount of ingredients to make more.
  • To make perfect shapes without breaking, allow it to cool for 20 minutes. It will harden as it sits idle for a while.
  • My mom used to roast the Gram flour in ghee to remove the raw smell of the flour. However, I didn’t roast the flour and it didn’t have any raw flour flavor.

 

Mysore Pak – Delicious Indian Sweet
 
Ingredients
  • Gram Flour or Besan- ⅜ cup (half of ¾th)
  • Sugar- 1¾ cups
  • Ghee, hot and melted- 1 cup or more if you prefer
  • Water- 1 cup
Instructions
  1. Sieve the gram flour without any lumps and keep aside.
  2. Place the ghee in a bowl and melt it in the microwave or stove top, keep aside.
  3. Combine sugar and water in a large non-stick cooking pan and melt it over medium heat.
  4. Once the sugar melts in water, keep stirring it until it forms a thick constituency and fine threads start to form, about 15 minutes. Don't let the sugar syrup turn brown in color.
  5. While stirring the sugar syrup, be careful not to spill the syrup on your hands as it's very hot.
  6. Add ½ cup of hot melted ghee to the sugar syrup and continue stirring for few minutes.
  7. Add the gram flour and keep stirring breaking any lumps that forms.
  8. Add rest of the ghee to the mixture little by little by stirring continuously.
  9. When you add the ghee the mixture will sizzle.
  10. Continue stirring till the mixture just starts to dry. Don't wait till it gets too dry or brown.
  11. Pour the mixture on a pan greased with ghee and evenly spread the top.
  12. Allow it to set and let cool down for 15-20 minutes.
  13. Cut into square or diamond shapes.
  14. Enjoy the mysore pak and the aroma of ghee from these sweets.
Notes
Double the amount of ingredients to make more.
To make perfect shapes without breaking, allow it to cool for 20 minutes. It will harden as it sits idle for a while.
My mom used to roast the Gram flour in ghee to remove the raw smell of the flour. However, I didn't roast the flour and it didn't have any raw flour flavor.

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