recipe for mysore pak

Mysore Pak Recipe | How to make Mysore Pak

What is Mysore Pak?

A sweet from the South of India which has a very distinct texture and very good flavors is Mysore Pak sweet. Mysore Pak is crumbly and simply melts in the mouth. It is porous and soft. Mysore Pak recipe ingredients include gram flour, sugar and ghee, and oil. These handfuls of ingredients give a sweet which is so rich and tastes absolutely divine. Major credit to the distinct texture of Mysore Pak goes to one of the Mysore Pak ingredients i.e. ghee. Ghee is used in a good quantity and should not be compromised. Let’s see how to make Mysore Pak with the step by step pictures. This is the easiest Mysore Pak Recipe. It doesn’t call for any sugar syrup. It is a one-pot recipe for Mysore Pak, all the ingredients need to be added and cooked till the desired results are achieved.

Mysore Pak Recipe Ingredients:

Recipe for Mysore Pak calls for:

Gram Flour (besan): Regular gram flour (besan) is used to make Mysore Pak. It is important that the besan is sifted once or twice to get rid of the lumps, if any.

Ghee + Oil: I have used a combination of ghee and oil. It is because it gives the perfect texture to Mysore Pak. Mysore Pak can be prepared using only ghee. However, the texture would differ.

Sugar: Mysore Pak is quite sweet. Enough sugar is added for the sweetness as well as the texture. Granulated sugar is measured and then it is powdered.

Milk: I have used milk to prepare Mysore Pak. You can substitute milk with water.

Flavoring: Cardamom is used to flavor Mysore Pak. However, it is totally optional.

What is the difference between Mysore Pak and besan barfi?

Both these sweets are a combination of gram flour, ghee, and sugar. Still, the difference exists. The difference is in the texture and due to the ingredients. Barfi is soft. Mysore Pak is a bit crunchy and crumbly. Barfi is smooth. Mysore pak is porous. Barfi doesn’t call for much cooking after the addition of sugar whereas in the recipe for Mysore Pak the cooking starts after the sugar has been added.

How to make Mysore Pak?

Perfect Mysore Pak is soft, crumbly, slightly crunchy, and porous and simply melts in the mouth. A lot of ghee is used to make Mysore Pak but it is not greasy. Following things should be kept in mind and to know how to make Mysore Pak:

  1. Follow the recipe to the t. The ratio of Mysore Pak ingredients might be alarming for you but trust me; this recipe will give you perfect Mysore Pak.
  2. Cook it enough properly.
  3. Do not use non-stick cookware to make Mysore Pak. Use a heavy bottom pan or kadai or cooker.
  4. Recipe for Mysore Pak involves some arm work. So be prepared for it. While making Mysore Pak, only make Mysore Pak. Do not try to multi-task.

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Recipe for Mysore Pak:

1.This recipe gives 12 pieces.

recipe for mysore pak

2.In a heavy bottom pan add 1 cup gram flour (besan).

recipe for mysore pak

3.Powder 2 cups of granulated sugar. Add it to the pan.

recipe for mysore pak

4.Add 2 cups of melted ghee.

recipe for mysore pak

5.Add ½ cup of oil.

recipe for mysore pak

6.Add ½ cup of milk.

recipe for mysore pak

7.Also add in the powder of 2 cardamoms (elaichi).

recipe for mysore pak

8.Start cooking Mysore pak.

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9.Stir continuously and cook.

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10.Mysore pak will start to change its color.

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11.Do not stop stirring the mixture.

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12.The mixture should become frothy.

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13.Once you see that the ghee has separated, stop stirring.

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14.Pour the mixture in the greased pan. Do not press it.

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15.Garnish with a few slivered pistachios.

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16.Do not let it cool down completely. Cut it once it is warm.

recipe for mysore pak

17.Leave it to cool completely.

recipe for mysore pak

18.Bon appetite!

recipe for mysore pak

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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