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Mysore Pak | South Indian Mysore Pak

Have you ever tried something and it ended up as a kitchen flop and never had the guts to try it again? well that's me. Last year around this time I tried this Mysore Pak recipe and it ended up in a Mysore Fudge all gooey and although it tasted pretty ok I was not so pleased with it and decided to bin it. Seriously felt bad that I wasted that amount of ghee. After a year I am back again with doing this recipe of Mysore Pak and it turned out just right. Nevertheless I have conquered the fear to try mysore pak at home and have been waiting to hear what my husband has to say about it as I try to type this post here. Will update the verdict soon :-) I promise. Divya thank you so much for this lovely recipe, all credits to you.

Mysore Pak is a speciality ghee sweet made in Karnataka that is loaded with a lot of ghee and tends to melt in your mouth. There are various versions of Mysore pak starting from firm porous burfi type, soft melt in mouth and a mix of both you can say inbetween firm less porous  burfi kind and yet melt in mouth soft texture. This version that I have shared here is a fair mix of both the soft and hard type mysore pak. If u are a beginner or doing this for the first time I suggest you take a helping hand while doing Mysore Pak

MYSORE PAK RECIPE (please check notes before doing the recipe)

Recipe Source - here
Makes - 14 small rectangles
Cook & Prep time - 15 mins 


Gram Flour/ Besan/ Chickpeas flour - 1/2 cup
Oil - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1 cup 
Water - 1/2 cup
Ghee- 1/2 cup melted

  • First prepare and keep ready all ingredients - melt 1/2 cup ghee and let it cool down. Add sugar to a non stick pan, mix besan and oil to a smooth paste. Grease a tin/ plate with ghee (I used a loaf tin) which was perfect for the amount of mysore pak I made

  • Now in the pan of sugar add water and bring it to a boil. as shown below the sugar syrup will boil and come to different stages starting with medium bubbles with more bubbles and large bubbles. Now you need to check for one string consistency by using a laddle you take little of the syrup blow the heat and touch with your thumb and index finger and check for one sting (very important)

  • Once the one string is achieved add the besan oil mixture and keep continuously mixing with a spoon and do not stop (medium-low flame) and keep adding ghee little by little in one hand and mixing in the other hand, both has to happen simultaneously. After 2 minutes or so you will see the mixture changing colour.

  • At one point the mixture will start leaving the sides of the pan. Immediately pour into the greased pan, if you find it still bubbling just tap 2-3 times on the counter top. Exactly after a minute the mixture will become solid, using a greased knife and cut into slices. Immediately reverse the pan and transfer the mysore pak into a plate.

Relish it warm or in room temperature and enjoy :-)

Cooks Wisdom

- Make sure you keep all ingredients and preparations ready before starting off to do the cooking part.

- Never ever over cook the sugar syrup to more than one string the texture of the mysore pak will definitely change.
- You can add more ghee if required I just added 1/2 cup 
- Make sure you use good quality gram flour that is fresh 
- Take care not to burn yourself while making the mysore pak, and especially during checking the one string consistency
- Make sure you cut the slices when its still warm else it will start breaking and you will not have even slices and also tilt them to a plate immediately after cutting into slices


  1. i love this mysore pak dear...inviting

  2. Thanks for trying this da and am so glad you loved it. Mysore pak has come out perfectly. Love your presentation.. Very festive. Sure it is a celebration post for SNC. :D

  3. wow superb tempting mysore pak dear... Love those step by step pictures... love the traditional and festive presentation... wonderful looks...

  4. Perfect texture,makes me drool

  5. Priya the mysore pak looks so beautiful bg is giving me a total celebration feel. This is in my to do list long thank you for the step by step pics.Really appreciate u stirring it also clicking the process.

  6. Very tempting mysore pak.. beautiful presentation.. Clear step by step pictures


  7. Wow looks delightful!!!

  8. super tempting mysore pak.. looks so tasty and it came out perfectly well

  9. perfect mysore pak... came out really well...

  10. reminds me of my mum's mysorepak! Good job Priya :) they look great...

  11. It is always tricky , But loved your shot !

  12. Awesome, gorgeous looking Mysore pak. All of us have some bad days and what ever we make will become a flop. But its alright , it happens. Your mysorepak looks stunning and lovely clicks.,...

  13. so beautiful click n this has come out perfect.. Without tasting I can assure that this is awesome!

  14. Wow ..wonderful and delicious Mysore Pak...

  15. Perfect and delicious Mysore Pak...

  16. Stepwise pics kalakals Sis, making mysorepak at home is an art and you have done a great job..

  17. They look so perfect and yum

  18. Lovely effort akka, looks so perfect and festive :) Nice clicks :)

  19. i fell in luv vth clicks n u got perfect hubby loved dis..only dis..:)

  20. Wow Priya, Mysore pak looks perefct sticky and delicious.

  21. Wow this is different from what I make. But I need to try these out.Love them.

  22. Looks very nice but Ive been trying t master the porous slightly hard version where you take it to the very end just before it becomes all crumbly and then pour it on to the plate. Its nice that yo uhave given instructions for a small quantity. Nice clicks.


  23. Awesome Priya .. I love it 😊


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