Mysore Pak is a sweet dish of Karnataka, India, usually served as dessert. It is made of generous amounts of ghee (clarified butter), sugar and gram flour. It is said that Mysore Pak was first created in the kitchens of the Mysore Palace by a palace cook named Kakasura Madappa out of the above ingredients.The king relished the sweet so much that it became a “Royal Sweet” and was called “Mysore Pak”
Serves – 4 persons
Ingredients for Mysore Pak Recipe
- Besan/ gram flour – 1 cup
- Sugar – 1½ cups
- Water – ½ cup
- Ghee – 6-7 tbsp
Procedure for preparing Mysore Pak Recipe
Sift the gram flour to so as to avoid any lumps.
Now In a kadhai/pan add around 2 tbsp ghee and then add the gram flour and roast it on low flame till the raw smell of the gram flour is gone.
Meanwhile, In a different pan add water and sugar and melt it on medium flame to get a sugar syrup. You have to make sure that the sugar syrup is of the right consistency. the right consistency is one thread, i.e press the sugar syrup between your finger tips and see if it forms one thread when you release the finger tips after pressing them, or alternatively you can keep some water in a cup and drop a drop of the sugar syrup into it and see if the drop goes directly to the bottom and sits there without getting dissolved instantly.
Once you get the right sugar syrup consistency add the roasted besan to this add mix well. Also add the remaining ghee to it and keep stirring till the ghee starts leaving the sides and the mix takes the form of halwa. Once the right consistency of this mix is attained pour in a greased plate and level it and then cut them in desired shape.