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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mysore Pak-Soft Mysore Pak Recipe-Deepavali Special

Mysore Pak is made of generous amounts of ghee (clarified butter), sugar and bengal gram flour.This mysore pak is not the authentic mysore pak which will be slightly hard but this is the soft mysore pak which is some what similar to what we get in Krishna sweets.Unlike the authentic version, this is very simple and can be prepared by anyone.Today let us learn how to prepare Mysore Pak following this easy recipe.

Mysore Pak

Ingredients needed

You can use any cup for measurement for this recipe.

Bengal gram flour/kadalai mavu/ besan  -1 cup
Sugar - 2 cups
Ghee - 1 3/4 - 2 cups
A tray greased with ghee


Sieve besan and dry roast it until slightly hot to touch. Spread it on a paper and let it cool.

Keep all the things ready including the greased tray.


Melt ghee and keep it over a bowl of water in low flame as the ghee should be hot while adding.(see picture)

In a pan/kadai take sugar, add just enough water to cover the sugar.Let the sugar dissolve.Then boil sugar syrup until it reaches the one string consistency stage.

What is one string consistency? - take a little sugar syrup, cool it and stretch the syrup between the thumb and index finger, if it forms a thin string, it is the correct stage.

How to make mysore pak

When the sugar syrup reaches one string consistency, add the besan little at a time stirring continuously. Keep the flame in medium.Once it thickens slightly, add ghee, a little at a time and stir continuously without stopping.

How to prepare mysore pak

It will start bubbling and when the besan mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan, remove from flame and pour it into a greased tray or plate.

How to prepare soft mysore pak

Allow it to cool. After it cools a little, cut into desired shapes. Then remove the pieces gently after it is cooled completely.

mysore pak recipe

This mysore pak was very soft, tasty and melted in our mouth. How about preparing this easy mysore pak recipe for your near and dear ones this Diwali.

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Important points

Use fresh ingredients only. Avoid using old stock bengal gram flour.

The whole process should be done in medium flame and stirring continuously is very important.

Another variation (my friend's recipe)

Instead of 2 cups of ghee, you can use 3/4 - 1 cup of ghee and 1 cup of refined oil.

After roasting besan slightly, mix it well with oil without any lumps and add it after the sugar reaches one string consistency. Rest of the procedure is the same. I have not tried this method yet.

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  1. absolutely delicious.. very inviting clicks..

  2. Visiting you after really long and super glad to see such a brilliant recipe. I have always been a big fan of Mysore Pak and now I know how I can go about it. :)

  3. Good that you started preparation of Diwali. Even I have started. Maysore Pak looks excellent.

  4. Dear can I reduce the amount of ghee?

  5. Very interesting recipes.I tried the mysorepak with refined oil.came out excellent.thanks for the diwali preparation well in advance.

  6. Looks good.
    On the contrary, this is the authentic Mysore Pak :), the harder version is made that way because it is cheaper and therefore economical to make and serve a crowd.

  7. I tried making this and it came out excellent. I reduced the amount of Ghee to 1.5 cups. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  8. we tried Mysore pak as u said...its very delicious & excellent. we tried and enjoyed our holidays.. thank you very much PATHU

  9. Great recipe!I tried the second variation and it came out real yumm!!

    thanks for the recipe!

  10. After having gotten used to sweets daily, I made this today, just to satisfy the sweet craving after lunch. It was quick, easy and yummy.
    Thanks for the recipe :)

  11. when it starts bubbling we should switch off the flame, actually it starts bubbling within 5 to 7mins is it enough can i off it and pour it in the greased plate my mysore pak has changed colour slighlty brown plz let me know this

  12. My maiden attempt of making mysore pak this Diwali and it came out great with this recipe! :) Thanks a lot!

  13. Hai madam I tried ur second method. In that whether we have to add whole 1 cup oil to besan flour or little is enough? before adding to sugar syrup.

    1. You have to add the whole oil to besan flour and mix it without lumps.

  14. Thank you so much for your reply madam. My mysore pak came out really delicious.

  15. Can you please tell me the recipe for mysorepak to do it in microwave oven? Will it come nicely?

  16. Hi Mam,Your mysore pak receipe has been really very easy,foolproof and tasty.I tried and came out very well by Sairam's grace.Thank you.Sairam

  17. Good and easier method. I tried but after pouring in the greased plate and after 5 hours of cooling mine is still not hardened. It's still semi liquid. Can you please suggest to make it harden


    1. You should have cooked for a few more minutes.

  18. Hi Padhu... Very easy and simple method came out well...


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