Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak, a very popular South Indian sweet and a favorite of all. There are two kinds of Mysore Pak. One is a bit hard, perforated one, the other soft and melt
s in the mouth (we call it 'Special Mysore Pak').

I have very fond memories of this Special Mysore Pak. My mama (maternal uncle) used to bring this home whenever he used to visit us when we were kids. We
all brothers and sisters used to relish this special mysore pak nibbling at it for hours. Yesterday was my mother's b'day and i made this for the first time. It was a hit :)

Ingredients :

Chick pea flour (besan) - 2 cups
Warm and liquid clarified butter - 1 and 1/2 cups
Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 1/4 or 1/2 cups

Procedure :

1. Put besan in a bowl. Use fresh besan for best results. See that there are no lumps in them, if so you can sieve it
2. Put 1/2 cup warm ghee and mix well making sure there are no lumps
3. Pour the remaining 1 cup ghee and mix well again, let it sit for 15 to 20 min. The mixture looks somewhat like this

4. After 20 min. place a thick bottomed pan, put sugar and half cup water. Let it boil till one string consistency is attained. Lower the heat
5. Now slowly add this above mixture stirring continuously. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens and the oil starts separating from the sides
6. Grease a deep tray or a plate. Pour this mixture. It will solidify quickly within few minutes. When you feel it is getting solidified cut it into desired shape

[Note: To test if done, pour a small drop of the mixture on the plate, if it becomes solid immediately, that means its done]

1 comment:

nanditha tm said...

looks yummy! want to try it soon...

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