Nov 7, 2012

Soft mysore pak recipe - Diwali recipes

    I have tried the traditional version of mysore pak before - the one which is slightly harder in texture. I always wanted to make the softer version , the kind available in krishna sweets. I simply love those and can't stop eating them. I happen to see the mysore pak recipe at Jeyashri's space and that very moment , I decided that I had to make them. They looked so tempting , so soft and beautiful. I was busy with my packing for the forthcoming trip to India and other routine activities. But I somehow wanted to make them and I did manage to give sometime for this yesterday. I was a little nervous as its a well known fact that making mysore pak is quite difficult. But at the end the result was worth the effort.
  The taste was also awesome - melt in your mouth kind of . I promised myself that I would not eat more than two pieces- thanks:(( to my weighing scales which has constantly been moving on the wrong side nowadays. I have eaten couple of them by now each time convincing that this would be the last time. Anyway, thats to say and even warn you that they are too irresistable!! Do try making them for this diwali. It really isn't that difficult.
   Thankyou Jeyashri!!
A very happy diwali to all the readers of Creative Saga!!

how to make krishna sweets mysore pak

Recipe courtesy- Jeyashri's Kitchen

Ingredients- (makes around 18-20 medium sized pieces)
Besan flour/kadalai maavu/chick pea flour- 1 cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Ghee- 1 cup + a little to grease on the plate
Water- 1/4 cup

soft mysore pak recipe

Grease a plate with ghee and keep ready. (preferably rectangular so that you get proper pieces when cut)
1. Heat a non stick pan/kadai. Add a teaspoon of ghee, Add the besan flour. Saute for around 10-15 minutes till you get a nice aroma.
2. Pass the flour through the sieve so that you get a nice smooth flour.
3. Add 3/4 of the ghee to this flour and mix well to a smooth paste and ensure that there are no lumps.
4. Allow this to rest for 10-15 minutes.

5.Combine the water and sugar in a non stick kadai. Heat it and allow the sugar to dissolve. Let it boil to a one string consistency(which is very important). Check the consistency by placing a small drop between your finger and pulling your fingers gently apart. You should see a single string/thread.
6. Now add the besan ghee mixture to this sugar syrup. Mix and then keep stirring till it thickens alightly. Keep adding the remaining ghee while stirring.

5. The ghee is nicely absorbed and the mixture does not stick to the pan and leaves the sides nicely , that means it is done. This stage is normally achieved in 10 minutes of adding the besan to the sugar syrup.
6. Pour the mixture on the greased plate. It will spread smoothly throughout the plate. Do not use your spoon /spatula to smooth the mixture.
7. After around 5-10 minutes, you can slice them into your desired shape.
Cant help showing and tempting you more with this!!
chick pea flour fudge
One final look-
mysore pak recipe

Enjoy your diwali!!
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