Friday, October 17, 2014

Mysore Pak

" Diwali "one of the popular festival of India  is around the corner.  A festival signifying the victory of light over darkness , hence also called the The  Festival of Lights.
I don't have much Diwali - Fun memories as its not celebrated much in Kerala, only thing  I remember about the same are the Diwali Sweet Box's my Achachen (Dad) used to bring home.
And on that day my Mummy re-plays - narrating her childhood memories, the celebration and fun they used to have, as she was brought up in North India.
In-fact my elder brother was born on a Diwali day , so he was named "Deepak" - which in Hindi means "Diya or Light"

My neighbor friend who is from North India is busy cleaning her house, which is usually done in every houses before Diwali, then they start lighting up Diyas (Lamps and Candles) and decorate entrances of their house with "Rangoli" - Colorful floor designs.

Thanks to my friend who inspired me to make Mysore Pak first time almost a year ago,  never thought it was this easy to make :)
These are my favorite and I make it often at home as it can be made within 1/2 an hour time,


Gram Flour - 1/2 cup (Heaped)
Sugar - 1 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup(Optional , or else use water 3/4 cup)
water - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup Approx (Use more or little less as per your preference)


* Pour water to sugar and heat it to melt the same, when it starts to melt pour milk and allow to melt completely and thicken up. (Strain away any foam which might float over the syrup - this happens only if you use milk)

* Dry roast Gram flour in a heavy bottom pan till the raw smell of the flour is gone (Keep the heat in low heat ,do keep stirring )

* When the gram flour is almost done (about 3 to 5 minutes) , pour the thickened sugar -Milk syrup to this and stir vigorously.

* Add ghee little at a time and keep on stirring (keep heat in medium to low) , stir till it begins to solidify and lightly becomes frothy.

* Transfer this to a greased plate (Apply ghee to the base of the plate) and level with a spoon.
 Once cooled cut in to desired shapes.

Super tasty Mysore Pak :)

Watch Youtube Video - Soft Mysore Pak - I adapted the exact same recipe here but with half the quantity (and with little less Ghee) comes our really well.


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