Mysore Pa – South Indian soft Mysore Pak
This delicious sweet from South India is made from Besan (Bengal Gram Flour). Unlike Mysore Pak that you get in Mumbai, this is soft and melts in mouth. The taste of pure ghee (Clarified butter) along with roasted besan is just awesome. There are different recipes of Mysore Pa that use lot of ghee. I’ve tried using minimal ghee in this recipe and in my opinion, you can’t reduce it further if you want to have the real taste of Mysore Pa. It’s fairly easy recipe that requires only 3 ingredients. Nothing is added for flavor. The flavor of Ghee is sufficient. Try it out.
Besan (Bengal Gram Flour) 1 cup
Ghee (Clarified butter) 1 cup
Sugar ¾ cup
Water ½ cup
1. Heat 2 teaspoon of ghee in a pan, add besan and roast on low flame till you get nice aroma of roasted Besan.
2. Take it out in a bowl.
3. In another bowl, melt ghee. Do not heat it further once it melts.
4. Add about half of melted ghee in Besan and make a fluid batter. Ensure there are no lumps
5. In the same pan, add sugar and water. Keep stirring on medium flame to make a ‘one string syrup’ (chasni).
6. Add Besan batter and keep stirring on low flame.
7. Keep adding a big spoonful of melted ghee in the mixture at a time and stirring all the time.
8. Once you add all the ghee, keep stirring till the mixture starts coming together.
9. Switch off the flame and transfer the mixture to a greased plate. Spread it evenly and allow to cool.
10. When the mixture is warm, cut pieces of desired shape. Leave it to cool.
11. Enjoy this lovely sweet Mysore Pa that melts in mouth.