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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Soft Mysore Pak | Diwali Sweet

Mysore Pak

 Mysore Pak is a famous Indian sweet and dessert from the state of Karnataka. It is prepared from besan flour, sugar and ghee. With only 3 main ingredients, Mysore Pak are usually made in two ways.  One with comparatively lesser ghee but harder version. The second version will be very soft and literally melts in mouth. It involves addition of more ghee, but the taste is unbeatable. Being a Coimbatorean, I am a big fan of Sri Krishna Sweets Mysore Pak.  Prepared this heart shaped Mysore Pak for Valentine's Day. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Mysore Pak Sweet.




Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time : 30 mins
Ready in : 35 mins
Yields: 30 Pieces
Soft Mysore Pak


Ingredients:
Besan Flour / Kadalai Maavu
1.5 Cups
1 Cup
Sugar
3 Cups
Water
1.5 Cups

Instructions:
  • Dry roast the besan flour for 5 mins in medium flame and allow it to cool down. Sieve the flour and keep it ready.
1 Mysore Pak2 Mysore Pak


  • Take water in thick bottomed vessel. Add sugar and allow it to boil till sugar syrup reaches one string consistency. One string consistency - When the sugar syrup is hold between fore finger and thumb,  a thin single string should form
3 Mysore Pak4 Mysore Pak

  • Alternatively add Ghee and flour in small quantities and stir continuously.Cook till ghee separates the pan. 
5 Mysore Pak6 Mysore Pak


  • Once the ghee starts separating the pan, remove from stove. Spread in a greased plate and cut into desired shapes once it gets firm.

7 Mysore Pak8 Mysore Pak


Mysore Pak | Diwali Sweet

Tips:
Stir continously when adding besan flour otherwise lumps will form. Also add besan flour slowly.
Allow the Mysore pak to cool down and store the mysore pak in air tight container.

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