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Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak Recipe

Dense on the outside and buttery on the inside, Mysore Pak is a sweet adventure for sweet tooths. Those tempting, crumbly bites, often found in the local shops and eateries, can now be effortlessly made at home with just 4 ingredients - Nestlé MILKMAID, ghee, besan and hot water.

About our recipe

In our Mysore Pak recipe, Nestlé MILKMAID adds a creamy texture to this traditional South Indian sweet, keeping it soft and fudgy. Moreover, MILKMAID blends smoothly with gram flour, making the mixture easy to handle, and there's no need to fuss with sugar syrup. This simplifies the process of making this delightful treat in just minutes.

You can also get your little ones involved in the Mysore Pak adventure. You can ask them to grease the tray or let them assist you in spreading the batter (once you transfer it to the tray). Involving your kids will help nurture their love for homemade treats.

Try our simple Mysore Pak recipe and enjoy the fun process with your little ones.

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  • 1 tinNestlé MILKMAID
  • 1 cup Ghee (for roasting)
  • 4 tbsp Ghee (for cooking)
  • 2 cups Besan
  • 1 cup Hot Water

How to make Mysore Pak

  • Step 1: Add 1 cup ghee & besan in a pan. Roast on low flame until the mixture becomes aromatic.
  • Step 2: Then add the rest of the ghee and keep cooking.
  • Step 3: Add Nestlé MILKMAID & hot water simultaneously and keep mixing vigorously till there are no lumps and a smooth mixture is formed.
  • Step 4: Grease a 6-inch tray and transfer the batter to it.
  • Step 5: Refrigerate for 1 hour. Then cut into bars & enjoy!

Tips to Mysore Pak Recipe

  • Ensure the ghee reaches the right temperature before adding the Besan. It should be hot but not smoking. This helps achieve the desired texture and prevents the Mysore Pak from becoming too greasy or crumbly.
  • Stir the besan and ghee mixture continuously over medium heat to avoid lumps and ensure even cooking.
  • Allow the Mysore Pak to cool completely before cutting it into pieces. This will help it set properly and retain its shape.

FAQs on Mysore Pak Recipe

1. Can I replace gram flour (besan) with any other flour in the Mysore Pak recipe?

Substituting gram flour with other types of flour may alter the taste of the Mysore Pak. Therefore, it's best to stick to gram flour for an authentic Mysore Pak experience.

2. What if my Mysore Pak turns out too hard or crumbly?

If your Mysore Pak turns out hard or crumbly, it could be due to overcooking or insufficient ghee. Ensure you cook the besan mixture to the right consistency and use the recommended amount of ghee in the above Mysore Pak recipe. Adjusting these factors can help achieve a softer texture.

3. Can I reduce the amount of ghee in the Mysore Pak recipe?

In Mysore Pak, ghee is the key ingredient that contributes to its rich taste and texture. However, if you want to reduce the amount of ghee for some reason, you can try using a slightly lesser quantity. Keep in mind that it may affect the final texture and flavour of the Mysore Pak.

4. How long does Mysore Pak stay fresh?

Mysore Pak can stay fresh for up to a week when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. For the best texture and flavour, it's ideal to consume it within the initial few days.

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