Friday, September 7, 2007

Mysore Pak

Last week was a start of a new phase in my life.. Its feels good to get back to student life :) Was dead busy throughout the week.. Early morning cooking, then full day college, then come back and cook again, then an hour infront of the TV and then the cozy bed waiting for me to just lie on and put me to sleep at that instant :D Did not get a chance to blog anything or visit my blogger friends.. This phase is gonna last long but I have decided not to give up blogging.. This was my only passion for last few months and I cannot abandon for some other priorities.. Blogging will remain a weekend chore and I'll make it a point to post atleast one recipe every weekend and visit my dear blogger friends during this time.. I apologize in advance if I'll not be able to participate in all events that keep rocking the food blog world... But will surely not miss the round-ups! :)

Mysore Pak is a famous sweet from the Karnataka Cuisine.. As the name suggests, this sweet comes from Mysore, acity in Karnataka famous for its palace. beautiful handicrafts and lovely silk sarees.. Mysore Pak is probably one of the easiest sweet which calls for minimal ingredients and is ready in no time... This is my second entry for Asha's RCI Karnataka Cuisine!



Mysore Pak



Preparation Time:

15-20 mins

Makes:

10-12 pieces

What you need:

1 cup Besan/Chickpea Flour (sieved)
3/4 cup Ghee
3/4 cup Sugar
1 cup Water
1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder

How to proceed:

1) Heat 1 cup of Water and add sugar to it.
2) Bring to boil till sugar syrup is formed (one string consistency test)
3) Now add ghee and cardamom powder
4) Mix well and slowly add besan..
5) Stir continuously while adding besan to avoid forming any lumps
6) Stir and cook till the mixture stops sticking to sides of vessel and ghee starts coming out from the sides
7) Remove from heat and pour in a flat plate greased with ghee and spread evenly.
8) After 5 mins, cut into desired shape and leave aside to cool for another hour..
9) Enjoy the yummy melt-in-the-mouth sweets.. These can be stored for 3-4 days!

19 comments:

Asha said...

Aw!! Thank you so much for taking time to make this for RCI Aarti. I am sure you get very busy from this month.Mysore Pak is ever delicious sweet , looks yum! Enjoy:))

Rajitha said...

arathi.. that looks delicious.. i have tried making this twice but always have miscalculated when to remove from heat.. so too hard or soft ;)

Viji said...

Aarti,the mysore pak looks yummy,wish i could pick one from the plate.

Sreelu said...

Aarthi,
so good, my kids love them so much.good entry for rci

Happy cook said...

good looking mysore pak.
They are my favorite indian sweet.
I always ate them when i went back to india, but in i've seen so much home made recipe in the blog world that i am going to try it at home.
Yours look delicious.

Richa said...

mysore pak chan distoy :) tu mithai karnya madhye ekdum expert ahes :)

TheCooker said...

m.pak masta disat aahe!

Tee said...

sahi! mi tujhi recipe try karnar aahe...ekdum tondat takavasa vaattay! :) Punyat Mishra mhanun dukan aahe, tithle mysore paak khup aavadtat...ata ghari karayala kahi harkat nahi :)

Padma said...

Aarti, thaz a rocking entry for RCI, I know you will be busy with college.
My DH cooks a very good mysore pak

Anonymous said...

Congrats for joining the college. And from u blogs I can tell u that, have definately improved a lot on u communication skills.

Nice to hear that u are keeping u passion alive, what may come. Hope u get all that u want.

Congrats and wishing u once agin all the best in u college

Sharmi said...

hmmmmm yummy entry!! the mysore pak looks divine and tempting. Long time since I had them.

ARUNA said...

awesome, even i made them sometime bac and they were just yummmmm!

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Anonymous said...

I have followed your Mysore Pak recipe....It came out very well.Thank you so much..!

Priya said...

I just discovered your blog lat year, and come here constantly to try new dishes. I especially love your Maharashtrian dishes! I am so sorry that you are no longer blogging...if you ever get back to it, know that you have a ton of fans waiting...Priya

Priya said...

I came upon your blog by accident last year, and have become a great fan ever since. I'm sorry you are no longer blogging, but if you ever get back, know that you have a ton of fans waiting...