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Mysore Pak
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Mysore Pak | Ghee Mysore Pak | Diwali Sweets

Mysore Pak is a very popular sweet in South India usually prepared for fesitvals and special occassions. This soft and tasty mysore pak is made using besan / gram flour, sugar and ghee. This sweet was invented in the royal palace of Mysore hence it's called 'Mysore' Pak.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Sweet
Cuisine: Indian, Karnataka, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 25 pieces
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • 1 cup Gram Flour (Besan / Chickpea Flour) 1 cup = 250 ml
  • 1 cup Ghee (Clarified butter)
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • cup Water to make sugar syrup



  • Take a tray and grease it with ghee

Make Ghee and Flour Mixture

  • Heat a pan, add ghee and allow it to melt. Add besan flour little by little and stir well so that there are no lumps. When the besan are nicely mixed with ghee the mixture starts to rise up like milk. When we boil milk, it starts to bubble up and rise up,  in the same way, the besan and ghee mixture starts to rise up, this is the time, you need to switch off the flame and remove the pan and keep the mixture aside. If you overcook the mixture, you will have the burning smell of ghee. 

Make Sugar syrup

  • In another pan, add 2 cups of sugar and add water to soak the sugar.When the sugar gets dissolved nicely, stir nicely till you get a one string consistency. When you take a drop of syrup and rub between your thumb and pointer, one string should be formed. You can refer the video for this consistency.

Making of Mysore Pak

  • Once the one string consistency reached, slowly add the besan and ghee mixture and stir continuously till the besan, ghee and sugar are nicely mixed up and incorporated well. 
  • Slowly the mixture starts to thicken up and starts to roll up and doesn’t stick to the sides of the pan. A frothy or foamy layer starts to form on top the mixture,  the whole mixture starts to rise up like boiling milk. Immediately switch off the flame and pour the mixture on to the tray and pat it with backside of the ladle
  • You can sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar on the patted mixture. Allow it to cool for a minute and then cut into square of diamond shaped pieces
  • The soft and delicious Mysorepak is ready!



Serving: 1Pieces | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 0.8g | Saturated Fat: 7.3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 8.5mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 11g