Mysore Pak

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Festive season is on and Ganesh Chaturthi is near to come. This time I thought to make something different to celebrate this festival instead of modak. So many traditional Indian sweets can make and offered to lord Ganesha to make him happy.
This time try my hands in aromatic freshly homemade ghee Mysore Pak Recipe. Mysore Pak is an Indian sweet prepared in ghee from Karnataka India. It is Originated in Mysore. Made with generous amount of ghee, sugar, gram flour and often cardamom.
Mysore Pak was first prepared in the kitchen of the Mysore palace by a palace cook named kakasura Madappa. Palace cook made a concoction of gram flour, ghee and sugar. And simply made this dish. When asked him it's name, Madappa had nothing in his mind that time and he simply called it the Mysore Pak in Kannada which means sweet. It is traditionally served in wedding and other festivals of southern India, and is very popular in baby shower as well.
Recipe of Mysore Pak is made with generous amount of ghee and roasted gram flour and some add oil for good texture. Sometimes colour is different may be quality of besan is one reason. But aromatic melted in mouth recipe will definitely make sure you will try this recipe in coming festivals.. [description source Wikipedia].
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Served As: Desserts
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Calories 431 kcal
Servings 4


  • 1/2 cup gram flour besan
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Water or little more
  • 1 pinch cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup Desi Ghee +2 tbsp more
  • 2 tbsp oil for good texture

For garnish saffron strands

  • 1 tsp Pistachio powder
  • 1` tbsp Almonds sliced


  • Grease a square pan or mould in which we keep Mysore Pak to set. Keep it aside. Dry roast besan in a pan. When aroma of gram flour starts coming switch off the flame. Let it cool.
  • Sieve flour so that all the lumps are removed. In another non-stick pan add sugar and water. Let it boil till we get 1 thread consistency.
  • Meanwhile we will heat ghee and oil in another pan. Add hot ghee in besan and make batter of it. Start adding this besan batter in sugar syrup. And keep stirring continuously. Always keep flame on low medium flame.
  • While adding the batter into sugar syrup add hot ghee oil mixture in to sugar syrup by spoon. Froth start coming. Keep stirring add cardamom powder add rest of ghee and mix well . When batter starts thickened and become dough like consistency
  • Switch off the flame and quickly pour this batter in Grease pan and with help of spatula even it from all the sides. Let it cool or set for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  • Once the Mysore Pak set properly cut it in your desire shape. Garnish it with saffron strands, pistachios powder, and sliced almonds. Enjoy your festival with this rich recipe.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Shikha Gupta
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