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!!

Recipe courtesy- Jeyashri’s Kitchen

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Soft mysore pak recipe - Diwali recipes Yum
Course dessert
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
  • 1 cup Besan flour chick pea flour /kadalai maavu/
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Ghee grease - + a little to on the plate
  • 1/4 cup Water
Course dessert
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
  • 1 cup Besan flour chick pea flour /kadalai maavu/
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Ghee grease - + a little to on the plate
  • 1/4 cup Water
  1. Grease a plate with ghee and keep ready. (preferably rectangular so that you get proper pieces when cut)
  2. 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.
  3. 2. Pass the flour through the sieve so that you get a nice smooth flour.
  4. 3. Add 3/4 of the ghee to this flour and mix well to a smooth paste and ensure that there are no lumps.
  5. 4. Allow this to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 7. After around 5-10 minutes, you can slice them into your desired shape.
Recipe Notes

Cant help showing and tempting you more with this!!

One final look-

Enjoy your diwali!!

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  1. ah sowmya as a part of the challenge we northern ppl had to make this mysore pak but urs looks and seems bit different not the net typebt ya its not easy dish to make. i plan to make again for diwali so yummy yummy mysore paksprouted lentils

  2. Looks soft and yum …love your pics …Wish you n family Happy Diwali too

  3. jeyashrisuresh

    It turned out very nicely, even i am getting feedbacks from few people that this mysore pak turned out very well. thanks for trying out. Very tempting

  4. Lovely mysore pak and great collection of diwali sweets 🙂 too good

  5. Tempting and delicious mysore pak.. Neat presentation.. 🙂

  6. nice n yummy mysore pak..looks delicious

  7. looks extremely tempting. It’s been a long while since I made them. Should make them soon 🙂

  8. I simply loved the look of it..the PCM shows how perfect it has come out.

  9. Wow yummy mysore pak.My sisters favourite sweet.

  10. This looks very easy and quite tempting too, nice presentation

  11. Priya Suresh

    Melt in mouth mysorepak,looks super soft and delicious.

  12. hi dear,these pieces are tempting me to try them as soon as possible. looks so mouth watering.

  13. It sure does look melt-in-the-mouth good.

  14. Balakrishna Saraswathy

    looks so soft and tasty

  15. Foodomania RK

    1st time here.. you have a wonderful blog! love the recipes here!! this looks yummy!

  16. vow..looks so mouthwatering…soft that it almost melted in my mouth

  17. They indeed look soft and delicious.

  18. Neela Manogar

    Nice recipe with wonderful pictures and explanation.

  19. Happy new year to you Sowmya! delicious mysore pak.

  20. Helen Prabha

    Oh my god…its so tempting…. Feel like grabbing one..:-) Helen

  21. Raja Lakshmi

    Hi, Awesome mysorepaks. Can we substitute ghee with DALDA? Raji

  22. Sowmya Madhavan

    @Rajalakshmi- I have not tried, but you certainly can..


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