Mysore Pak – Karnataka Special | easy mysore pak is an easy and simple sweet made from Besan/Chick Pea/Gram Flour, Ghee and Sugar. It is a very simple recipe and also its does not require lots of time to prepare.
Mysore pak originally called as Mysuru Paaka (Paaka means a sweet syrup) is an Indian sweet prepared in ghee that is popular in Southern India. It originated in Mysore in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is made of generous amounts of ghee, sugar, gram flour, and often cardamom.The texture of this sweet is similar to fudge.
Mysore pak was first prepared in the kitchens of the Mysore Palace during the regime of Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV, by a palace cook named Kakasura Madappa. Madappa made a concoction of gram flour, ghee and sugar. When asked its name, Madappa had nothing in mind, simply called it the ‘Mysuru pak’. Pak (or paka, more precisely) in Kannada means sweet. It is traditionally served in weddings and other festivals of southern India
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This is one common Sweet which is made in our homes. I usually do not enjoy store brought sweet instead prefer having them made at home. My Aunt makes the perfect ones, her soft and melt in mouth sweet is always a hit. I have tried making them few times and failed. Finally i was able to get them perfect.
For preparing this sweet all you require is exact proportions, and little patience. You will get your delicious sweet in perfect texture & taste.
I have the detailed Step by Step procedure with pictures to enjoy for you.
Easy homemade mysore pak to enjoy.
Ingredients (1 cup = 250ml)
- 1/2 cup Besan flour/Chickpea Flour
- 1 cup Sugar
- 3/4 cup Ghee
How to make Step by step with pictures
Firstly grease a plate with Ghee and keep it aside. also heat the ghee, bring to boil and keep it on simmer
In a heavy bottomed kadai add the besan
fry the besan until it turns aromatic roughly around 3 to 4mins. this helps in eliminating the raw smell of besan. set aside in a plate
in the same kadai add measured sugar
add water and dissolve sugar and bring to boil
bring to one string consistency
immediately add besan in parts and mix well so that there are no lumps formed
now add ghee and keep mixing.
Mix well until it becomes frothy and starts leaving the pan.
Once it starts leaving the pan. Shift to the greased plate and cut
Decorate with cut badam or serve as it is
- Make sure you do not over mix or keep on stove for longer time, it will turn hard.
- Once you transfer the mixture to greased plate, be quick in cutting and decorating the sweet.
- The measurements of sugar, ghee, besan. too much ghee will spoil the taste.
Have sudden guest at home, running short of ideas for desserts you can try this mysore paak which is simple and easy to make.