Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mysore Pak !!!!!

Mysore Pak
Sometimes it is those missing tastes that tempts you to try out a recipe that you have never tried before...That was the case with my first attempt at making this Karnataka sweet, the Mysore Pak....I was never a fan of this sweet until I tried it from Krishna Sweets at Malleswaram (Bangalore) long back...It tasted so heavenly with a rich flavor of ghee....From then, i used to have it occasionally......Now, when you are miles apart and when you miss that taste what else to do than try your hand at it.. Right ?
Though I couldn't completely recreate that taste of Krishna sweets, my attempt was satisfying enough for me, as it was welcomed with so much of love by my little one and hubby...!!

So here is the recipe for you to try out when you are in a mood to satisfy your sweet tooth..!!

Ingredients
  1. Chick pea flour ( Besan )       - 1 cup 
  2. Ghee                                        - 1 1/4 cup 
  3. Sugar                                      - 2 cups
  4. Water                                      - 1/4 cup 
Preparation
  1. Keep  ready a steel plate / tin / tray, smeared with little ghee for transferring and setting the mysore pak.
  2. Take a bowl and mix the flour with ghee to a smooth paste using a spoon. Keep this aside. 
  3. Heat a deep bottomed and wide pan. Add sugar and water to this and bring it to boil, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  4. Keep a cup of cold water to check '1 string consistency' of the sugar syrup. To do this, drop a little of the syrup into the cold water. It should easily form into a small ball, once it has reached the required consistency for making mysore Pak. 
  5. Now slowly pour the flour and ghee mix to the sugar syrup and keep stirring.
  6. It takes about 15 - 20 mins of stirring for the Mysore Pak to reach the final  consistency. 
  7. It starts getting separated from the sides of the pan and Big bubbles start to form on the top. Now the mix is ready to be transferred to the already prepared tin. 
  8. Pour the mix carefully as it is very HOT.
  9. It will set in 5-10 mins. Now you can cut into any desired shapes and serve.( Dont forget to cut into pieces at this stage, as it gets very hard making it harder to cut out later).

    It can be stored in a clean and dry container and should be consumed in a week's time...


    I am sure it wont take that longer though !!  Enjoy !!

    15 comments:

    1. Wowwwww!!!am speechless, wat a prefect mysore pak..feel like grabbing..

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    2. I totally love Mysore pak of Krishna sweets in BLR. Yours look exactly the same. M so gonna make it soon !

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    3. Dear Deepti,

      Wat a lovely pic and recipe of Mysore Pa.
      First time here...Amazed by the delicious collection of recipes you have.
      Glad to follow u
      Do drop in at my space sometime.

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    4. Love this sweet...you explained it so nicely, deepti..lovely presentation and perfectly done

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    5. krishna sweets one of our favorite sweet shop.
      \the mysore pack my favorite sweet.. i like to have it anytime.the home made one looks so delicious and nice color it got
      one question..did u add any foodcolor?

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    6. Wonderful looking Mysore Pak. Have been wanting to make it for so many days now!!

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    7. Thanks to all !!
      Pranitha...I didnt add any color yaar...Its the magic of home made ghee & chick pea flour !!

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    8. simply delicious...looks perfect!

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    9. Perfect and beautiful mysore pak..Love its color..

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    10. wow, your mysore pak looks absolutely perfect! I alwyas prefer if someone else makes these for me - if I make it and I know how much ghee went into it, I'll never end up eating it!

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    11. Looks fantastic!! perfect color!!

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    13. Hi... Mysore pak looks delicious... had been searching this for long... thanks for sharing.. glad to follow you...

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