Diwali is just around the corner and everyone is busy either shopping or getting provisions to start making the Diwali sweets.
The mysore-pak is a traditional south Indian sweet made during Diwali. It does’nt take much to make it but the right consistency gives it that soft texture as in “Sree krishna Sweets”. The ghee added to the mysore-pak may seem a little too much, but it’s Diwali!!!
So to start making the mysore-pak at home for Diwali, you’ll need to have…
Gram flour/ Besan – ½ cup
Ghee – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Sift the besan so that there are no lumps. Keep aside.
Melt the ghee and keep ready.
In a large non stick pan, add the sugar and bring it to a boil with ¾ cup water.
Boil the sugar syrup till it reaches one-string consistency.
When the syrup reaches a single string consistency, reduce the heat to low and slowly add the besan a tablespoon at a time.
Keep stirring after each addition of besan till it reaches a smooth consistency.
Slowly start adding the melted ghee to the besan and keep cooking this on low heat.
Keep stirring after every addition to mix the ghee into the besan well.
Repeat the process till all the melted ghee has been added.
Now, the besan will start getting cooked and at one stage will start frothing along the edges and will turn pale in color.
A nice aroma would also arise from the besan.
At this stage, pour the mixture into a greased tray and spread it out evenly.
Allow the mysore-pak to cool and cut into shapes.