Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Mysore Pak

If you like the Srikrishna Mysore Pak but at the same time wish it did not ooze all that ghee, this is just the recipe for you.  Mysore Pak can never be low calorie, but this one is not as rich as the original... and yet match the taste to a great extent.  Source - Sharmis Passion 

Ingredients -  For about 12 pieces

Besan (Chick pea flour) - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 cup ( 3/4  cup + 1/4 cup for stirring)
Water - 1/4 cup

Take a teaspoon of ghee in a wide deep pan ( preferably non stick ), and roast the ghee over a medium flame till the raw flavour disappears and you get a nice aroma.  Do not brown.

Sieve the flour to ensure there are no lumps.

Keep in a bowl and add 3/4 cup of ghee.  Mix well.  It will be a liquidy pouring consistency.  Keep aside.

Meanwhile grease a plate - do not take too wide a plate.  Or a tray.

In the pan ( use the same pan but ensure it is clean)-  on a medium flame, add the water and the sugar and bring it to a one string consistency.  This is important.  Keep checking syrup between finger and thumb to look for the single string.

At this stage add the besan-ghee mixture while stirring continuously.  You may reduce the flame a bit here.

Keep adding the balance 1/4 cup ghee at intervals.  Stir all the time.  At first the mixture might appear sticky, then it will slowly come together and leave the sides.  When this happens remove from heat and pour onto the greased plate.  A light tap will ensure an even spread of the mixture.

It will begin to set almost immediately.  While it is still warm, take a knife and scour the lines.   You can remove the pieces once cool.  And store in a clean tin.  Keeps well for about a week.

With festivals coming up, now is the time to make it.  Just ensure that the flour is roasted well, has no lumps, the single thread sugar consistency and removing the mixture as soon as it leaves the side and comes together.  And you cannot go wrong.


  1. My favorite sweet . Perfectly made Mysore pa

  2. Great looking especially the texture.Often with a slight distraction ,this delicacy runs the risk of turning hard and darkish.Good job!

  3. beautifully made dear..loved it!!

  4. Nicely explained dear...looks so perfect. .


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