Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mysore Pak / Sweet Chick pea flour cake



For the second day of the Blogging marathon, I chose a easy sweet recipe which I know, the inner child in us desires and loved it as a kid.

Easiest and maybe one of the first sweet I tried out in the beginning of my 'Cooking career'! One of my favorites as a child and which my kids thoroughly enjoy. Its none other than Mysore pak. One of the most popular sweet in India.
My younger one couldn't resist them at all and each time he would pass by, he would pick up one...I had to hide them, so that I could save them! :)

But seriously, the mysore pak which we get in India is amazing. Loaded with tons of ghee, so soft and melt in your mouth kind of texture. The color also varies from top to bottom, a golden yellow on the top to a dark brown caramelized look for the bottom, on some varieties. Who can even resist it? :)
Though there are quiet a few variations which we find in the store, this one is the easiest one which can be done at home.
It does take lot of stirring and mixing, but just 5 ingredients and you are done!



Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup besan, fine chick pea flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup melted ghee
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup water

Method:
Grease a big tray or plate and keep aside.

In a big frying pan, roast the besan on low to medium heat, till it turns slightly brown in color and you can even smell the roast besan. Remove from heat and keep aside.

In a big wide kadai or a big sauce pan, melt the sugar using the water.

When the sugar has melted, bring the heat to low and add the roasted besan slowly, so that no lumps are formed, stirring continuously to combine with the melted sugar. Turn the heat to medium now.

Then slowly add in the melted ghee, 1 tbsp at a time, till all the ghee has been absorbed. You will see that the mix doesn't stick to the sides. Keep stirring and slowly the batter will start bubbling.

Start adding the oil, 1 tbsp at a time, till all is absorbed. Keep stirring.
The batter will start to forth and bubble, that's when you know, it is ready to be removed from heat.

Pour into the greased plate, flatten it.

Let it cool for a few minutes, before cutting into it. If you let it cool completely, you may not be able to cut through it completely. So cut when its slightly cool, then let it cool completely.

You can decorate it with broken nuts if desired.

Serve when cold. Can be kept in an air tight container for about 2 weeks.

Enjoy!!!




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41 comments:

  1. Super delicious mysore pak,looks tempting.Your clicks make me drool...

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  2. I have not made this in ages. I make it something similar but I don;t fry the besan. In my recipe, one has to make sure the besan is also roasted/fried when cooking it in sugar syrup.

    Nice recipe!

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  3. I have always had a feeling that making mysorepak was difficult. This looks simple and delcious though :)

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  4. this looks like the peda I get from a market that sells fresh Mithai here in NY (except its a different shape) - is is the same thing by another name?

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  5. aaah- the classic mysore pak- u r right- who can resisit it ??looks well done

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  6. wow i love any sweet...mysoor pak is awesome

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  7. I would love to give this a try..It looks awesome..Bookmarked it Dear..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  8. lipsmacking gooooooood....excellent preparation..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  9. wow wow you kid likes this!..so nice..

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  10. Fabulous Mysore pak. Love that you have used olive oil as well.

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  11. Delicious and lovely looking Mysore pak. Wonderfully prepared.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. Perfect Mysore paks.. They look delicious. Pack some up for me :-)

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  13. Can feel it melting in the mouth! Yum yum..

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  14. have been wanting to try this since long..but the ghee...puts me off...never mind ek baar toh I will make..book marked!!

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  15. I love this sinful sweet...always my favourite. Use of olive oil is something which has caught my attention..super good !

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  16. very tempting mysore pak !! want to have it right away !!

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  17. Looks so soft and delicious... I am a big fan of this. will try soon

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  18. fabulously done.....came out so pefectly and melt in mouth texture.....wow..very well done dear

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  19. Super tempting sweet,looks absolutely divine and inviting..would love to have some rite now.

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  20. This i smy favourite indian sweet, look so so perfect and so good.

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  21. That looks so professional! I can imagine how it will melt into my mouth! Great sweet item!

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  22. Lovely one. Can have some pieces now.

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  23. This is my Hubby's fav.. but the amount of ghee and sugar makes me stay away from trying it at home. The Pic look so inviting.
    Love Ash.

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  24. Perfect sweet for kids. My kids love this.

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  25. Oh my goodness, I'm so excited to find this on Foodblogs.com today! I've had this delicious treat many years ago and didn't remember it's name. Your recipe looks easy to follow and I have everything on hand. Thank you!

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  26. craving for some now, looks perfect smitha :)

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  27. festive to eyes........
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  28. been on my wanted list for ages now !! looks yummy Smitha..

    nice to run the BM with you too...

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  29. I'm not sure if i can handle making mysore pak...looks very nice!

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  30. Yummy ...would love to have one now ...looks so soft and delicious

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  31. These indeed look melt in your mouth ! :-) yummy,....have to make some ghee :-)

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  32. Super post. I've been thinking about this topic.Congratulations on being so consistently interesting.Thanks for sharing the recipe for Mysore/paksweet chick pea flour cake. Looks very tempting ans yummy. Get Online cake delivery in Mysore at your doorstep & surprise your loved ones.

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