Besan/Bengal Gram Flour – 1 cup
Sugar – 2 cups
Water – 1/2 cup
Melted Ghee/Clarified Butter – 2 cups
1)Sieve gram flour and keep it aside.
2) Apply ghee on a square plate and keep it aside.
3) Melt 2 cups of ghee and keep it aside.
4) Add water and sugar in a heavy bottom non-stick pan and mix well. Boil it till it comes to a 1-string consistency. (check tips below)
5) Bring the flame to medium, slowly add gram flour and keep stirring. You have to make sure that no lumps are there.
6) When gram flour has completely dissolved in the sugar syrup, slowly start adding ghee and keep stirring.
7) After few minutes you will see ghee completely dissolves in the mix and holes forming in it just like on a bread and ghee will start leaving on the edges. Immediately transfer the content into the greased plate and slowly pat it with the ladle to flatten it.
8) Leave it for 10 minutes and when its still warm cut it with a knife into square pieces. Remove the pieces from the plate only when it has completely cooled down and store it in a airtight container.
1) Keep 2 tbsp melted ghee separately as sometimes the mix might need more ghee depending on the freshness of the gram flour.
The colour of the sweet also depends on the freshness of the gram flour.
2) Be very quick in transferring the content to greased plate when holes start forming. Even few seconds of delay can make the whole sweet to crumble.
3) To check one string consistency, take a drop of the the water and sugar mixture and try making a string between your index finger and thumb.
Thank you all for the support and Happy Diwali!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a great start to Diwali celebrations! Sweets are the best part of any celebration or festival. thanks for sharing. 🙂
Looks so delicious 🙂 My husband loves this, but when he eats it, he'll make the trail of mess all over the house.
Again a suggestion / modification: Somewhere in the cooking process after you add the gram flour and before you add ghee, you can take 2 tbsp of hot milk and dissolve some saffron strands in it and add this to the mixture. This will give a very nice saffron flavor to the Dish.
Another modification is, you can add about 1 tsp of orange zest to give it a nice fruity flavor.
For Orange Zest addition, the best time to add will be while preparing sugar syrup (1 string consistency)
Fruity flavour in mysore Pak..hmm have to try it out..I love the colour and taste of original Mysore Pak and this is my favourite sweet. Many of my childhood memories are attached to it 🙂
🙂 I am sure you cannot beat your mom at mysore pak…!!
nandoos Kitchen says
yummy mysore paks. Very inviting.
On-going event: Healthy vegetarian side dishes.
Joanne T Ferguson says
G'day! I had never heard of Mysore Pak before Priya! Wish I could try some now!
Michaela Kenkel says
Mtsore pak is something new to me!! Looks very tasty!
HeiLin (Heidy McCallum) says
Mysore Pak sounds wonderful, congrats on your 100 days and 100 recipes!
Aunt Bee says
Mtsore pak has to be delicious with those ingredients!
Savory Experiments says
Looks great! I'm always down to try some new recipes and flavors.