I am a chef and I have noticed that food lovers have a special inclination towards authentic dishes. People usually tend to search for food as made by their parents or as cooked traditionally. This natural inclination of foodies towards the homemade food made me determined to learn the household recipes for various dishes and desserts including the Mysore Pak.
Mysore Pak is a South Indian dessert, which is prepared in most festivals. In sweet shops, you will find Mysore Paks oozing ghee. These are soft and melt in your mouth. These have a smooth texture unlike the actual Koodu texture seen in homemade Mysore Pak. I would like to share with you today the recipe of homemade Mysore Pak.
=> Key Ingredients:
- Besan/ Kadala Mavu – ½ Cup
- Sugar- 1 ½ Cup + 1 tbsp. (for sprinkling)
- Oil- ¼ Cup
- Ghee- 1 Cup
=> Method of Preparation:
- You must first sift the flour to get rid of any lumps that may be present. This helps you get fine flour of even texture.
- Keep a greased tray ready to pour the paste.
- Take a heavy bottomed pan with one-cup water. Immerse the sugar in it. Heat the pan until you get one string consistency of sugar.
- Now you may add flour slowly to this pan stirring continuously. Mix to a smooth paste maintaining the flame medium.
- In a separate bowl, mix and keep oil and ghee ready.
- Add two or three tablespoons of this mixture to the pan at a time. Stir until the ghee blends well with the paste. After a time interval, you can add the next batch of ghee-oil mixture. Repeat the process until the complete ghee is added to the paste.
- Over a period, the colour of the mixture changes and the paste becomes frothy. There is also a very pleasant aroma of cooked Besan. At this point, you can sprinkle the sugar granules and mix quickly.
- Pour the contents of the pan in a greased tray. Let it cool down. IN the meanwhile, you may cut it to the desired shape.
- After it cools down completely, you can store it in some other container.