Mysore Pak Recipe

Preparation Time
Difficulty Easy
Occasion Diwali
Recipe Type Sweets
Cuisine South Indian

Mysore pak is a sweet dish of Karnataka, India, usually served as dessert. It is made of generous amounts of ghee (clarified butter), sugar and gram flour. Pak or Paka in Kannada means the sugar syrup or generally paka is also referred as a dish resembling to nalapaka and bhimapaka.


Ingredient Quantity Calories Fat Cholestrol
Besan 1 cup 355.12 6.16
Sugar 1.5 cup 1161
Ghee 2 cup 4135.04 448 116.48
Water 1.75 cup 0
5651.16 454.16 116.48

Preparation Method

  1. 1 Dissolve the Sugar in the Water and heat it.
  2. 2 Keep stirring Till you get a single thread consistency.
  3. 3 You can check for this by feeling the syrup between your fore-finger and thumb.
  4. 4 If the syrup has reached the required consistency, then you will able to pull it out like a thread.
  5. 5 Remove all the lumps in the Besan and add it to the syrup, 1 table spoon at a time.
  6. 6 Reduce the heat and add 2 teaspoons of Ghee.
  7. 7 Stir, Till the all all purpose flour and Ghee has completely blended with the syrup.
  8. 8 Continue to stir and keep adding Ghee 1tsp at a time Till the mixture changes color and texture.
  9. 9 At one point, you will observe that the mixture is not able to absorb any more Ghee.
  10. 10 Also, the whole mixture becomes porous and starts leaving the edges of the vessel.
  11. 11 At this point, transfer the mixture into a greased plate and with a spatula press the mixture down Till the excess Ghee surfaces.
  12. 12 Do not remove the excess Ghee.
  13. 13 Allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
  14. 14 Cut it into desired shape and wait for another 10 minutes.