Mysore Pak is one of the most popular recipes from Karnataka, India. The delicious squares are made using chickpea flour + sugar + ghee or clarified butter. This recipe is not the original version but the softer version of the popular sweet. It’s made using another ingredient which is milk powder or milk solids that’s leftover after making ghee. Try this amazing sweet for its taste and texture.
Makes 12 medium pieces
1 cup besan
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup ghee
1 cup sugar
3/4 th cup milk
1/2 cup milk powder or 1/4th cup milk solids from making ghee * check video
1/4 th teaspoon of orange colour (optional)
- Using a sieve , sift chickpea or besan flour.
- In a small sauce pan , add oil and ghee.
- Melt in on low flame. The oil and ghee mix should be on the stove , on low heat till the end.
- This step will enhance the cookout of Mysore pak (dark in the Centre , light on the outside).
- In a non stick pan , add sugar and milk.
- Cook on medium heat until the sugar melts.
- When it starts to boil , add colour and mix well.
- Add the milk solids or milk powder at this point and give a good mix.
- Make sure the milk powder does not form lumps.
- Add the besan and keep stirring on low flame until it’s well combined.
- Now keep add the ghee and oil mix , little at a time and stir well.
- Make sure the flame is always low to avoid burning .
- Keep adding the oil and ghee mix until it’s over.
- You know the Mysore pak is ready , when it stars leaving the pan and not taking anymore oil or ghee.
- Transfer immediately into a greased and lined deep pan.
- This step helps to get a good colour .
- Tap lightly and smoothen the top.
- Cover with a cloth and allow the Mysore pak to cool completely.
- Once cooled gently remove from the pan , and cut into desired share.
- It just melts in your mouth 😃
- Note : Always cook on medium to low flame.
- Keep the greased pan ready before starting.Lining the pan will help release easily.
- Using oil and ghee mix is important for soft texture.
- If using milk powder instead of milk solids , both milk powder and besan can be sifted together and used.