Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mysore Pak

The spirit of Diwali (The festival of Lights) is all around. Fun and happiness is in the air and the whole neighbourhood is abuzz with noisy bursting of fire crackers. My daughter and her gang are making merry and the savouries and sweets I am making for diwali vanishes before you can say "EAT".

Today my hubby and me prepared Mysore Pak. This delicious sweet from South India more specifically from Karnataka is prepared with Besan (Gram flour), sugar and dollops of ghee (clarified butter). Hubby's muscle power was required for preparing this otherwise simple recipe. The main thing to keep in mind is to keep on continuously stirring the besan-sugar-ghee mix so that no lumps are formed, and believe me the entire shoulder goes for a toss. Hubby and me took turns in stirring the mix but as the saying goes ---- 


The sweet turned out to be a success and tasted heavenly.

Here is my recipe for this yummy sweet----

  • Besan (Gram Flour) - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 2 1/4 cup
  • Ghee - 2 1/4 cup
  • Water - 1 1/2 cup

Dry Roast the besan for a few minutes. 

Melt the ghee in a separate pan and ensure it is hot for use. 

Grease a tray and set aside.

Add Sugar and Water to a kadai (heavy bottomed pan) and boil it till it reaches a frothy thick consistency and it starts to stick to the sides.

Now take the kadai off flame and slowly add the besan while continuously stirring to ensure no lumps are formed.

Once the mix is free of lumps, keep the kadai on medium heat and add the hot ghee in a slow stream, while stirring continuously. 

Let your hands do the work non stop till the ghee is fully absorbed and mixture leaves the side of the kadai.

Pour the mix to the greased plate once the mix starts to bubble and allow the sweet to set.

Cut in to squares or any shape you desire when still hot and allow to set.

Once set, invert the tray on top of a newspaper and tap the back of the tray to remove the set Mysore Pak.

Be prepared to get lost in wonderland. The sweet melts in your mouth and I promise u will reach for more!!!

Wishing all readers a fabulous, sparkling, and a very happy Diwali.. May this festive spirit surround you forever!!!

Sending this sweet to Diwali Sweets & Snacks hosted by Lavi
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Sending this delicious sweet to the noble cause Complete my Thali- Sweet  started by Jagruti and hosted by Mina Joshi


  1. Oh my god- this looks heavenly! really great :)

  2. Hi! This is very nice. I love to have it.

  3. It's fun to cook as a team! These looks great!

  4. Great recipe..looks so perfect and yummy!!


  5. hey,..mysore pak, i love ur's..Thot of making this for deewali but din't work out coz of the ghee requirement ..hmm ... I'm so jealous rt now !!!

  6. I love the way you have explaine dthis step by step. it gives me so much confidence to try it out. The Mysore pak looks amazing.