Mysore Pak | How to make Mysore Pak

By Sakshi Khanna  |  24th Jul 2015  |  
4.6 from 23 reviews Rate It!
  • Photo of Mysore Pak by Sakshi Khanna at BetterButter
  • Prep Time


  • Cook Time


  • Serves





About Mysore Pak Recipe

A rich sweet dish, popular in South India which is made with butter, chickpea flour and sugar enjoyed as a dessert.

Mysore Pak

Ingredients to make Mysore Pak

  • 1 cup Besan flour (chickpea flour)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cupsGhee
  • 1/2 cup water

How to make Mysore Pak

  1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan, add besan and roast at medium flame for few minutes. Keep it aside.
  2. In another pan, mix sugar and water. Cook till one thread consistency is attained.
  3. Add besan little by little in the syrup and stir continuously.
  4. Heat the remaining ghee in another pan and add it to the besan little by little, while besan cooks.
  5. Cook for few more minutes and transfer the mixture into greased pan.
  6. Level the mixture with spatula. Allow it to cool down and cut into desired shapes.

Are you looking for a good and reliable mysore pak recipe? Well, then you will be surprised to know
that this dish is one of the easiest of all Indian sweet dishes to prepare! It does not take much time and
you did you know that it was discovered by accident? The Mysore pak certainly has a regal taste but a
rather hasty and simple origin; it is perhaps for its simplicity, and of course, its great taste, that it has
become so popular throughout the country.
What is Mysore Pak?
This is one of the most delicious sweet dishes that you will come across in India. Particularly famous
in the southern part of the country, a Mysore Pak is best enjoyed after a heavy and royal meal. It is
generally very sweet in nature and prepared with simple ingredients. You can always check out a how
to prepare mysore pak recipe if you want to make this dish at home since it is quite easy to prepare.
All you need to do is have a little patience since the trick with cooking most Indian origin sweet
dishes is waiting in front of the stove and continuously stirring the mixture to your desired
consistency. If you have guests coming over to your house, and you have planned a royal meal for
them, then you can always cook some Mysore Pak to treat their palates to one of the finest sweet
dishes from India.
The origin story of Mysore Pak
Before you check out how to make mysore pak recipe step by step, take a break and enjoy the fun
story behind how it was discovered many years ago. Transport yourself to the 17 th or 18 th century,
Karnataka, in the place Mysore. It is believed that it was during the reign of Mummadi Krisnaraja
Wodeyar, the ruler of the Mysore Palace, this dish was invented. One day a bawarchi or the head chef
in his kitchen was in a mood to experiment and he mixed some ghee and sugar in besan or ground
flour. Then name of this chef was Kakasura Madappa. What really struck his eyes was the gleaming
gold colour of the mixture. He did a little bit of this and a little bit of that and fashioned a dish which
he presented to the nobleman and king on that day. Everyone was deeply interested and wanted to
know what this sweet was called. Unable to find a name, Kakasura blurted out Mysore Pak. From
then onwards, this sweet went on to capture many hearts throughout the country and gradually left the
boundaries of Karnataka and travelled to different parts of India. It is till date referred to royal sweet
because of its royal origin.
How healthy is Mysore Pak?
Rich in carbohydrates and calories, the nutritional value of mysore pak recipe would be around 195
calories in just one piece. Rich in fat and carbohydrates, this sweet dish is not exactly the right one to
be enjoyed by those with diabetes or those who are trying to lose weight. You will also not get the
delight of cooking Mysore Pak with sugar free or saccharine like alternatives, and hence, it is best to
steer clear of these treats when trying to lose weight. This dish is ideal for those occasional
indulgences for gastronomic pleasure.
What to remember when cooking Mysore Pak
Are you thinking of preparing a Mysore Pak with quick and easy mysore pak recipes? Well, then,
do keep in mind that you will need ample amounts of ghee, milk and sugar for it. Though the
instructions are quite simple, you will have to stir the mixture continuously until it is done. You will
have to be very patient, or it might not turn out the way you want it to. Follow the recipe diligently

and also make sure that you get the measurement of the ingredients right since that is the key to
cooking a successful batch of Mysore Pak.

View More

Reviews for Mysore Pak (23)

Chhaya Rathia year ago


Rina Joshi2 years ago


Hardi Jogi2 years ago


Jayanthi kadhir2 years ago


Shalini Esan2 years ago

Wow its tempting to eat. Superji.

vidya sonawane2 years ago


Sarita Gadave2 years ago

I like it

Aarati Patil2 years ago


Usha Gouniya2 years ago

Ie-tre-to-youar-recip-mysore-pak-recipe--bekoja-may-vay-my sore pakbananake vede-jara-alagaha jasake-kadahe ko garam kra fear aksapunage-or pane fear -sakara insabakodalakara fer -basanadalakarjabatakamelataraho-jabataka kademaysa-pqkaorbasanachodana lagajayato smajake a pale my sore paktayarahonaketyaremayha or plate may ge lagala fer up a rasa kadaeko ulatado fear jamanado jabajamanalagajayato-katakaralo

Prachi Dhamapurkar2 years ago

Very nice and isszi

M Gayan2 years ago


Kamala Nagarajan2 years ago


Kamlesh Gupta3 years ago


Divyanshu Das3 years ago

Looks delicious

Kirti Bhateja3 years ago


Prerna Priya3 years ago

Just wanted to know that besan n sugar quantity is reversed, I mean sugar is more compared to besan so won't it be very sweet

Jeevan Gowda3 years ago

i will try for diwali

Karmjit Bhatia3 years ago

i wil try..for diwali

Hemalatha Sathyanarayanan3 years ago


Shyamala Iyer3 years ago

wonderful sweet dear.thanks for the recipe

Poonam Peswani4 years ago

very nice

Nida Saleem4 years ago

wow looks bought.

Suchitra Shah4 years ago


Cooked it ? Share your Photo