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Mysore Pak / Gram Flour Cake

Pooja Nadkarni
15 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20 People
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ABOUT Mysore Pak / Gram Flour Cake RECIPE

Mysore Pak was first prepared for the King of Mysore(City of Karnataka, India) and was called as 'Mysore Paka'. Paka in Kannada means a sweet concoction. It was made using gram flour(besan)ghee and sugar. Now this sweet is prepare everywhere in India during festival like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri. It is said to be one of the toughest Indian Sweet recipe but here I am going to show you how easy it to prepare. Plus the time required is very less for this .

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Diwali
  • South Indian
  • Pan fry
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 20

  1. 1 1/2 Cup (192 Grams) Besan/Gram Flour
  2. 2 Cups (400 Grams)granulated White sugar
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. 1/2 Cup Oil+1/2 cup Ghee(Clarified Butter)


  1. Take besan in a bowl and mix about 2 Tablespoons of oil in it.
  2. Sieve it using strainer to remove any lumps. Take Sugar in a heavy bottom pan, add water and mix well.
  3. cook on medium high heat until it reaches 1 string consistency.This will take about 2 minutes. Lower the heat to low.
  4. In the meantime, in the other vessel boil ghee and oil together on high heat. This will take around a minute. Make sure that it is very hot. Lower the heat to medium.
  5. Keep adding besan in sugar syrup little at a time, stiring continuously to make sure that no lumps are formed. Once you see small bubbles in besan as shown above in right side picture, that means it is time to pour in hot oil+ghee .
  6. Pour oil+ghee one laddle at a time in the besan while stiring it .Cook till mixture becomes frothy and oil separates. When you see that besan is changing color slightly, immediately pour it into a square pan.
  7. Let it cool down for 10 minutes.
  8. Then make slight cuts with knife. Do not yet remove them out till it hardens up. After 30 Minutes(Or when it is cooled completely) Remove the pieces out., remove the pieces out on a plate. Enjoy your Mysore Pak.

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Meha Shukla
Meha Shukla   Mar-18-2017

You can't fry the besan ..are one can use Kacha besan for the recipe.

Dhara Shambh
Dhara Shambh   Oct-18-2016

hi Pooja. I have made the mysore paak. after I have put it in the tray there is lots of oil ghee floating. what do I do about that.

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