What is Mysore pak?
He said the first thing that came to his mind – the ‘Mysore Pak’. Paaka or extreme sweet refers to the sticky sugar syrup obtained by simmering sugar with an equal amount of water; specifically for Mysore pak, the simple syrup heated to the softball stage.
How do you use Mysore pak ghee?
You can use this ghee while preparing dosa or greasing idli plates. Once warm or cooled down, then just invert the pan on a chopping board or tray or plate. Tap the sides and the bottom of the pan. the mysore pak block falls of easily. Then slice the mysore pak into rectangular or square pieces. Store in an air-tight container.
What is the meaning of Mysore Paaka?
Mysore pak (Kannada: ಮೈಸೂರು ಪಾಕ) originally called as Mysuru Paaka (Paaka means a sweet syrup) is an Indian sweet prepared in ghee that is popular in Southern India. It originated in Mysore in the Indian state of Karnataka.
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Here ‘pak’ or ‘paka’ refers to sugar syrup. Since the besan is cooked in sugar syrup along with ghee. I had got some requests for mysore pak recipe and now I am sharing the way I prepare it.
How to distribute traditional Mysore pak on Diwali?
After 5 to 10 minutes, using sharp knife, mark pieces of mysore pak. You can separate the pieces as it cools down. Traditional mysore pak with porous texture is ready to distribute on Diwali.
Why Gram flour is used in Mysore pak?
Lesson learnt: Never compromise with quantity of sugar and ghee while making Mysore pak because the gram flour requires good amount of liquids to get cooked to the perfection. And that in turn would deliver the authentic texture and color to the sweet.