Mysore Pak is one among those famous Indian sweets which are prepared during festivals and special occasions. With the nice aroma and flavor of ghee, this sweet tastes divine and just melts in your mouth!
Mysore Pak is my favorite sweet ever and of course, this is the first sweet recipe I learnt! My Aunt is an expert in preparing Mysore Pak. She uses fresh home made ghee for preparing this sweet and everybody at home loves to have this delicious sweet. Preparing Mysore Pak is not that difficult, but experience makes you perfect! You need to know the right time and consistency to take out the mixture from the flame. And freshness of the ingredients i.e., ghee and gram flour / besan flour also matters a lot.
Mysore Pak can be prepared using Dalda/Vanaspati or other oils also, instead of ghee. I prefer using half - ghee and half - sunflower oil. Try this Mysore Pak recipe at your home and let me know your feedback!
Preparation time: 35 minutes
Yield: 45 small pieces
Difficulty level: Difficult
- Besan flour / chickpea flour / gram flour - 1 cup (1 cup = 100 gm approx)
- Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
- Ghee / clarified butter - 1 cup
- Sunflower oil - 1 cup
- Salt - a pinch
- Cooking soda - a pinch
- Water - 3/4th cup + 3 tbsp
- Combine sugar and water and bring to boil. By the time it reaches two string consistency, we need to roast the besan flour.
- Take 1/2 cup of ghee in a wide pan. Add besan flour and roast it on low flame till nice aroma comes. Add a pinch of salt once its done.
- Heat the oil and the remaining ghee separately and keep ready.
- Once the sugar syrup reaches 2 string consistency, add it to the roasted besan flour and mix well. Keep mixing it continuously on medium flame.
- Add 2 - 3 table spoons of oil at a time to the flour mixture. Once the oil is absorbed in the mixture, add 2 - 3 tbsp of oil again. Repeat it till all the oil gets over. Then repeat the same thing with ghee.
- At one stage, the mixture starts leaving the oil from the sides or bubbles start coming up and the mixture starts leaving the ladle.
- Quickly add a pinch of cooking soda, mix it nicely and turn off the flame.
- Pour the mixture onto a wide plate and allow to set down.
- After 3 - 4 minutes when the mixture becomes slightly hard, cut it into desired shapes using a knife. Allow it to cool completely.
- Separate the pieces after its completely cool. Enjoy the home made Mysore Pak with your family!
- If you wont like to use any oil, can use 2 cups of ghee instead.
- If the quality of besan flour is not good, you may not be able to get the perfect Mysore Pak sometimes.
- Make sure that the ghee and oil will be slightly hot while preparing this sweet. It will give a nice crispy texture to the Mysore Pak.