Friday, May 24, 2013

Mysore Pak





Mysore pak is a sweet made just from three main ingredients but the outcome is always heavenly.I always wanted to know the sweet history as to how it got its name,who created this name and recipe and here is what i found.
"Legend is that Mysore pak was first created in the kitchens of the Mysore Palace by a palace cook named Kakasura Madappa out of the above ingredients. The cook at the Mysore Palace kitchen simply made a concoction of besan, ghee and sugar. The sweet that was formed delighted the royalties so much that it became a "Royal Sweet". When asked its name, Madappa obviously didn't have its name, so he simply called it the ‘Mysore pak’, a delicacy from the Mysore Palace. The king relished the sweet so much that he got Madappa to set up shop outside the palace grounds so that it could be made available to common people"(SOURCE:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysore_pak)

Story time is over queens and kings,Let's head over to the royal recipe...

SWEET WARNING:Dont forget your workout!!:)

Makes around 18 - 22 pieces
INGREDIENTS:
Besan/Chickpea flour - 2 cup
Ghee - 2 cup + 2 tsp
Oil - 2 Tbsp

For Sugar syrup:
Sugar - 2 cup
Water - as needed to immerse the sugar

METHOD:
  1. Sieve the besan to avoid lumps.Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a pan and roast the flour till its raw smell goes off .


2.Sieve the flour again.Melt ghee and add it to the roasted flour.Add 2 Tbsp of hot oil to it and mix well.


3.Heat a pan,add sugar and enough water to immerse the sugar.Let the sugar syrup reach single thread consistency.Once it reaches,add the besan-ghee mixture to the sugar syrup and keep stirring.


4.Keep the heat in medium and stir till the mixture gets thick and starts leaving the edges.Once done,pour it over a tray greased with a tsp of ghee.Let it cool for a few minutes.Cut them into rectangle shapes.Enjoy!!


SCRIBBLED NOTES:
  • Roasting the flour and single thread consistency is important.


28 comments:

  1. Wow wonderful texture and color...

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  2. ohh my my...Nisha what color and texture u got girl!..Jelebi now Mysore pak oh..I am drooling!!!

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  3. Delicious mysore pak, great color.

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  4. Lovely Color and Texture. Just PErfect :)

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  5. One of my fav but limit to eating it because of the ghee and sugar. That said, I am so tempted to have a bite on these amazingly prepared sweet.

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    1. Thank you so much nava...:)Here have a dozen of them...:)

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  6. Wow! Awesome recipe Nisha.. Looks Delicious :-)

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  7. This looks awesome... like ur disclaimer rgding the workout!!! Hehe... :D

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  8. Wow. That looks perfect Nisha. One of fav treats. I'm going to gate crash at your home ;)

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    1. Thank you priya...My gates are always open for you so why bother breaking them ;)

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  9. so perfectly done....looks better than the store bought ones...nice clicks :)

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  10. wow looks so amazing,perfectly done.

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  11. They look sooo delectable, i would love to bite into them and feel them melting in my mouth..

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    1. :-) Hee hee..Thank you so much pankti...:-)

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  12. Hav heard its too tough to prepare and so din giv a try...But urs motivates me...Seems perfect

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    1. I too have heard about it dear but decided to give it a shot and it turned out perfectly.Do try them and am sure you would love it :-)

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Hi ,Thank you so much for your valuable comments.