Dec 10, 2012

Mysore Pak


Today I post Mysore Pak recipe, for Blogging Marathon#23 under Traditional dish theme for 1st days. This is my first time to try this type of cuisine in my kitchen. It's yellow color and roasted aroma, really feel good.... and in taste too.
Mysore pak is a sweet dish of Karnataka, India, usually served as dessert. It is made of generous amounts of ghee (clarified butter), sugar and gram flour.
Legend is that Mysore pak was first created in the kitchens of the Mysore Palace by a palace cook named Kakasura Madappa out of the above ingredients. The cook at the Mysore Palace kitchen simply made a concoction of besan, ghee and sugar. The sweet that was formed delighted the royalties so much that it became a "Royal Sweet". When asked its name, Madappa obviously didn't have its name, so he simply called it the ‘Mysore pak’, a delicacy from the Mysore Palace. The king relished the sweet so much that he got Madappa to set up shop outside the palace grounds so that it could be made available to common people.



Preparation time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 12-15 Pieces

Ingredients:
1 Cup Bengal gram flour
2 Cup Clarifying butter
1/2 Tsp. Cardamom powder
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Water

Pictorial:






mix roasted flour & ghee








Direction:
Roast the sift gram flour on low flame till to aroma comes.  Now again sift this roasted gram flour. Now mix the roasted gram flour with one cup clarifying butter and cardamom powder in one bowl.
Add sugar and water together in pan on medium flame. Cook till to one string consistency.
Now mix this flour mixture into sugar syrup smoothly with ladle. Now add remaining melted ghee slowly- slowly in pan and mix well. Keep stirring continuously.  Keep flame in low and mix well.
Keep stirring this on low flame with ladle till to batter become little yellow and thick. Now grease the plate with little oil or ghee.
Now spread this batter and keep aside to cool. Now cut into diamond or square shape.
Note: you can choose sugar quantity as per your sweet tooth.

Submit this recipe with following events:
Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#23
1st Anniversary event hosted by Siris Food.com and 60 days to Christmas Event hosted by priya
Christmas Cook Off event hosted by Food-o-mania
WTML event hosted by Nitubala

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21 comments:

  1. Yours looks so good and I appreciate the background info

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  2. Yours looks so good and I appreciate the background info

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  3. Yours looks so good and I appreciate the background info

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  4. Yours looks so good and I appreciate the background info

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  5. Wow ! That looks wonderful I have not had this mithai for a while , like the pictorial and ya the history behind this, though I had read about it but just revised it . Great job!

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  6. looks nice, it is quite an effort must sat

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  7. My all time favourite, but never want to give a try all coz of the ghee, prefect pieces.

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  8. love it....
    looks perfect and delicious :)

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  9. very authentic and so yummy and delicious!!!
    Sowmya
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  10. I have never tried this at home. Looks good Preeti..

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  11. Wow.. perfect little squares of goodness :)

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  12. Love them to the core. Looks soft n yummy

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  13. The story behind this new to me and glad I did.. The mysore pak reminds me of Krishna sweets back home.. Its a delicate delish.. :) :)

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  14. Thank you for sharing Mysore pak story. Your Mysore pak looks like its going to melt in the mouth. Delicious.

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  15. yummy mysore pak. I failed many times making this. Have to try again. Btw good info.

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  16. Love this melt in mouth kind, rich Mysore pak.

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