Ghee Mysore Pak
Mother’s Day will be celebrated all over the world this year on 11 th May 2014..!!! Wishing all the Moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. May this day will be a very Happy Day full of fun, laughter and happy memories for you..!! And coming to today’s special recipe, Mysore Pak, it is a delectable rich dessert from Southern India. It is mainly made with chickpea flour, ghee and sugar. This is my all time favorite sweet and I always enjoy preparing this. Its a fail proof recipe and hope all mysore pak lovers will enjoy their dream come true after trying this easy recipe. The correct measurements are the secret to get this traditional sweet in soft melt-in-the mouth texture. Lets get started to prepare this delicious desert..!
Gram flour / Besan flour / Kadalai Maavu - 1 ½ cup
Sugar - 1 ¼ cup
Ghee - ¼ cup
Cooking oil - ¾ cup
Sieve the besan flour and take it in a mixing bowl.
Add 2 tsp of hot oil and mix well.
Make sure there are no lumps in it.
Keep it aside.
Grease a plate or any cake tin with oil and keep ready.
Meanwhile heat the remaining oil and ghee in a pan.
Lets prepare sugar syrup now.
Take sugar in a non-stick pan.
Add water just enough to immerse the sugar.
Keep the flame in low and keep stirring the sugar syrup.
Continue stirring till the sugar syrup reaches one string consistency. ( rolling consistency)
To check the one string consistency, add a drop of sugar syrup in a small cup of water, the sugar should form a mass at the bottom of the water. And it will form a string like consistency, if you take it in between two finger
Now add the besan flour to the sugar syrup little by little with continous stirring.
Keep stirring with a wooden ladle as shown in the pic and make sure there is no lumps formed.
Now add the hot oil (step 10) little by little with continous stirring.
The mixture turns frothy.
Continue stirring by adding the oil until the whole things starts to come together.
will start to collect at the base and change colour.
This is the stage to turn off the flame.
Immediately pour the thick mixture into the greased plate.
Bang the tray lightly to allow the mass to spread all over and looks evenly spread.
Allow to cool for 5 to 7 minutes.
Now cut the pieces with a greased knife.
Once it is completely cooled, ( approx 20 mins) take the pieces out.
Homemade soft n tasty Mysore Pak is ready.
Enjoy preparing this delicious Mysore Pak for special occasions and traditional festivals.
Store in an airtight container.