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How to make Mysore Pak?

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If you have tasted Mysore pak, then you would like to know how to make Mysore pak. The reason is obvious: it is a delicious sweet dish. Mysore pak is an item that is generally made for festivals like Vara Mahalakshmi Vrata / Pooja and Ganesha Chaturthi.  Do go ahead and make it for other special events too. A point you will like on how to make Mysore pak is that it does not involve deep frying.

Do you need to use many ingredients to make this cuisine? Not at all, you need only a few items to prepare this delicacy. Besan or chana flour is the main ingredient you need to use.

Does it take much time to make Mysore pak? Here is more sweet news: you need only about 30 minutes to prepare it.

Use pure ghee, preferably home made ghee, to make soft and delicious Mysore pak. Ghee is the key item that gives the richness to this sweet dish. Of course, the quality of the besan also matters. So, use fresh besan only.

30-40 pieces

Besan / chana flour / kadale hittu / gram flour 1 cup
2. Ghee / clarified butter 2-and-a-1/2 cups
3. Sugar 1-and-a-1/2 cups
4. Water 1 cup
5. Cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

Steps - How to make Mysore Pak

1. Sift, using a sieve, the besan / chana flour / kadale hittu / gram flour, which is a common step for dishes to be prepared using this flour.

Dry fry the besan till you get the aroma. Keep aside.

Smear a plate with a few drops of ghee. Keep aside.
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2. Heat the ghee till it melts completely. Keep aside. how to make mysore pak s2
3. Mix sugar with water and heat it in a utensil.

Stir occasionally with a spatula.
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4. Bring the sugar-water mixture to a boil.

Turn the flame to low.

Keep stirring the sugar syrup till you get a 1-string consistency.

Here is how to test the sugar syrup:

- Take out the spatula from the sugar syrup. Touch the sugar syrup with your index or middle finger.

- Press the finger you touched the syrup with the thumb and then move apart the fingers. The syrup must stretch like a string.

- If the syrup does not stretch, heat the mixture for some more time and test again.

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5. Add ghee to the sugar syrup. Mix. how to make mysore pak s5
6. Add besan and cardamom powder. Mix.

Keep stirring the mixture in one direction continuously. Gradually the mixture thickens.

After some time the ghee starts to come out from the mixture edges.

Switch off the stove.

Immediately pour the mixture to the plate and shake it.

Cut the mixture into pieces.

Mysore pak is ready.
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TIPS How to make Mysore Pak?
1. The besan should be fresh, otherwise the Mysore pak will not taste good.
2. Reduce the quantity of ghee by 1 cup, if you want the Mysore pak to have fewer calories.
3. Increase the sugar quantity by a 1/4-cup, If you want the Mysore pak to be sweeter.

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