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9 March, 2010

Mysore Pak – Soft Type

Comments : 2 Posted in : Desserts & Sweets, Karnataka, South Indian, Tamil Nadu, Vegetarian on by : sujeesha


Besan(Gram Flour) – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 ½ cups
Ghee(Clarified butter) – 2 cups
Water – 3/4 cup
Sugar – 2 tbsp(to garnish)

Method of Preparation:

1.Melt ghee and add besan making sure no lumps are formed by mixing thoroughly. Keep it Aside.

2.Heat water in a heavy bottomed vessel and add sugar.

3.Boil nicely stirring continuously to a one string consistency.

:- Do not get scared by the term “one string consistency”. Believe me you wont miss the consistency. While the syrup is fluffing up and boiling, keep taking the ladle out now and then and let the syrup drop from the ladle into a cup of water. When you are able to roll the syrup with your fingers in the cup of water, immediately check for the string by touching the syrup on the ladle with your index finger and then touching your index finger with your thumb. A string will form between the fingers. The consistency is now confirmed.

:- Another way of finding the consistency: keep letting the syrup drop from the ladle now and then. when the syrup drops in one string with a few drops of syrup starting to drop right next to the string, you have reached the right consistency and move on to the next step.

3. After the sugar syrup reaches the one string consistency pour in the besan mixture gradually and mix well.

4. Grease a plate with enough ghee and set aside.

5. As you keep stirring, the mixture will fluff up and start leaving the sides of the pan.

6. Now, remove from fire and pour the mixture on to the greased plate.

7. Sprinkle some sugar on top of the hot mixture.

8. After 5 minutes cut into pieces using a greased knife. Let it cool completely.

:- Do not disturb the pieces yet.

9. When the pieces are completely cool cut again on the cuts made previously and as you cut them move the pieces slightly away from their place using the knife. (this will make it easier to remove the pieces from the plate without ruining the shape) Remove into a closed container.

10. This mysore pak will melt in your mouth.

Happy cooking 🙂


2 thoughts on : Mysore Pak – Soft Type

  • Anonymous
    June 29, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Hi Sujee,
    I had a query…is the ghee that u measure to 2 cups- melted or solid…I used solid ghee n my mysore pak did not set properly n tasted more like “gheepak”…Also do I transfer the mysorepak mixture into a greased container as soon as it starts frothing as I didn’t understand the term” when it leaves the sides of the pan’…ur reply would be greatly appreciated.

  • April 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Anupama,

    Its 2 cups of unmelted ghee.

    Once the mixture starts frothing, keep stirring until it starts leaving the sides of the pan, then transfer to a small, deep greased plate.

    Hope this helps.

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