Friday, April 17, 2009

Mysore-Pak (South-Indian fudge)!!

One of my very close friend Priya is going to be a MOMMY soon and iam very happy for her. Till sometime back she was hardly eating anything but now she's getting better and has a craving for food especially sweets.

She's one of the greatest admirer of my cooking, so why would i leave a chance now. Therefore i chose to make something special for her and Mysore-Pak surely is a special dish, isn't it!!!!!!

Its not a surprise for her as i told her already, very bad at giving surprises u know :(. So Priya if you read this post, can't wait to see you eating and praising me again....lol!!!

This delicious fudge from South -India has a granular texture. Do not be alarmed by the amount of ghee mentioned in the recipe as most of it is drained out at the end of the cooking process. No cut-backs on the quantity of ghee... the more the ghee, the more Mysore-Pak tastes better.

It is a very rich sweet and tastes heavenly. The sweet is as colorful and mouthful as its name sounds. You have to make sure to use fresh ingredients mainly Gram flour.
So here's the Recipe for you

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Standing Time : 3 mins

You will need:

1 cup Gram flour (Besan)
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 cup Water
Greased baking dish

Directions:

Seive the gram flour well and mix it with a little ghee.

Take a thick bottomed vessel (kadai type or use non stick), melt 2 cups of ghee.

Take another vessel, boil 1/2cup of water for couple of minutes and add sugar.

Keep stirring till u get one string consistency.

Slowly add the flour stirring continuously so that no lumps are formed.

When it is well blended pour in slowly absolutely hot ghee stirring continuously.


Pour all the ghee little by little, continue stirring.

Cook till the mixture becomes frothy and the ghee separates.
Spread out on a greased plate or baking dish. When firm, cut the MYSORE-PAK into squares.

Serving ideas: Serve it as welcome dish, snack time , or after lunch or dinner .

Recipe Tips: Keep stirring the mixture, else it may stick to bottom and also form lumps.

My 2nd attempt

ANYTIME THIS DESSERT IS IRRESISTIBLE.

PS: I'm making this dish for the first time.......so pls ignore the shapes. That is all for now. Will come back soon with yet another interesting post! Stay Tuned!!!

This Mysore-Pak is on its way to 'Mithai Mela' hosted by Srivalli.

132 comments:

Varunavi said...

Great snaps aruna,my sis fav sweet,she used to do it so often that we used to get bored of eating this.Now she stopped doing it,she does it occasionally.
Yours looks great..........

Chef E said...

I can see that from the look and sound of it she will be happy with ghee, I mean glee :) ummmmm, butter is not so bad!

Sanghi said...

Yummy yummy aruna..! I love mysorepak and have made it so many times.. Urs looks tempting!:)

Suparna said...

Hi Aruna,
Mysore-paks have turned out just great! hard to believe that u made it for the first time :) well done. No worry about the shape ...it's all about taste buds right?!girlie :) nice candled presentation :)
Enjoy the weekend!
TC

Donna-FFW said...

She will love this gift, I am sure. It looks fantastic!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Aruna, I have made this b4 but never got it this perfect... Lovely dish... Nice pics...

Pooja said...

Lovely sweet Aruna..Looks soft and yummy...Delicious post..Wish your friend have a safe and easy pregnancy..

Prathibha said...

Its looking great!!
Never tried at home!!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Varunavi, actually even i love mysore pak a lot but never dared to prepare as it is very complicated. Thankfully it turned out well!

ARUNA said...

hi Elizabeth, yeah she will be happy with ghee and glee..........even i agree butter is not bad, but this particular dish tastes good with ghee!

ARUNA said...

Sanghi, glad my mysore-pak cud tempt you :)

ARUNA said...

hey Suparna, yes its my first time dear and thankfully not a disaster. After seeing your romantic candle light dinner, i thought let me also have some candle light effect...:)

ARUNA said...

Thanks Donna, yeah i'm just waiting for her to come n have a bite!!!

ARUNA said...

Ramya may be i was just lucky, anyways thanx dear!

ARUNA said...

hey thanq so much Pooja.....i will convey ur wishes to her.

ARUNA said...

thanks Prathibha, follow these steps and you will b able to make it!!

Priya Arvind said...

hey dear..am feeling so elevated!! Im going to come home soon and have this sweet. Thanks a lot for this post Aruna, the mysore pak looks absolutely delicious!!

Arnab Majumdar said...

I'm sorry, but I didn't have patience to go through the recipe. I just skipped to the ending, which had the photos of the amazing sweets, and I looked at them for a good five minutes before I could turn away from them :P

I remember my sister having cravings like that when she was expecting, especially the time when she finished a 1kg Missisippi Mud Cake all by herself... and we didn't get even one bite! :D

Priya Sriram said...

Looking awesome Aruna! :)
I love Krishna sweets mysorepak.. Completely heavenly... :D
I bet your friend Priya is enjoying your treat! :)

Divya Vikram said...

Doesnt look like a first timer at all! you made it like a pro! lucky friend of urs!!

prasanna said...

looks delicious, Latha! Excellent presentation. You are only getting better n better. Keep it up.

ARUNA said...

hey Priya babe, u better come home fast b4 i finish off everything!!!!!

ARUNA said...

Hey Arnab, that was really sweet......so do u have a niece or nephew now???

ARUNA said...

thanks Priya, i'm waiting for Priya still :)

ARUNA said...

hey Divya, that was a nice compliment but yeah its my first time, thankfully not a disaster!

ARUNA said...

hi akka thanq so much.......may b u shud pass this to atta and she will share it with mom....haha!

Pavithra said...

Hi aruna , thanks for visiting my blog and i am here for the first time and blog looks so colourful and ur mysore pak presentation is so nice looking so yummy.Congrats on ur award too....dear

ARUNA said...

Hi Pavithra, thanq for visting me......glad u liked my presentation!!

Rajeswari said...

After looking at the final snap, none of us will be keen into the shape of mysore pak. fabulous pictures..i feel like celebrating diwali...whenever i look into last 2 snaps here..

Chronicwriter said...

that is a great step by step way of demonstrating.. you can very well make cds and sell them.. food for thought

www.chronicwriter.com

Mrs Lavanya Siva said...

hi aruna, thanks for visiting my blog. Your mysore pak is hmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy.......My hubby and daughter are great fan of sweets.

doggybloggy said...

wow what a great dish- more challenges for me now

Mayz said...

ok first of all congrats to ur fren :)
wishin her all d vy best :)

mysore pak was smthn i tried in blore...n man was it heavy!!! its nice...but jus too heavy for my tummy

ARUNA said...

Raji yeah suddenly i thought of having a diwali effect....i think its bcoz of the heavy sweet!

ARUNA said...

Chriz boy yeah i will definetely think of it...i know atleast i will have one customer who will care to peep into....lol!

ARUNA said...

Hi Lavanya, it was my pleasure visiting ur blog, my husband is a big sweet fan too.

ARUNA said...

Doggybloggy: thanks for visiting my blog.........ur blog is awesome too, especially the latest post was gorgeous!

ARUNA said...

Mayank,

I will pass on ur wishes to her.
Mysore pak is ofcourse a heavy sweet but i wanted to try something spl and even she was very excited when i said i will make this sweet.

5 Star Foodie said...

I've never had it and would love to try - sounds awesome!

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice clicks.. looks perfect & awesome...

Adlak's tiny world said...

hm... i can feel the soft taste of mysore pak here... tempting pic.

Vibaas said...

Aruna, it sure looks irresistable :) Yum! Btw, my friend tried to compromise on the ghee and ended up with sweet bricks :D

The pics look so festive!

ARUNA said...

hey Thanks Natasha......just give it a try. If u don't like ghee, u can use butter instead!!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks for visiting Sri!

ARUNA said...

thanks Adlak, yeah they turned out gr8.

ARUNA said...

actually Vibaas, the actual mysore pak happens in a fraction of 15seconds.......sometimes even if u put right amot of ghee, if u dont transfer the mixture on time, u will again end up with bricks!!!

Anil said...

hii!!..u know what!! This is my favorite sweet since my childhood!! I go mad at the mere sight of Mysore Pak!! IRRESISTIBLE!

ARUNA said...

Then i'm sure i made u happy with this sweet again Anil :))

Anil said...

yes..Of course..but if you had put the REAL Mysore Pak on the site, it would have been better!! Now I can only see at the home-made sweets![I don't like outside sweets]

ARUNA said...

I gave all the steps so that it will be easy for anyone to prepare it....try it out, this is ur chance to impress whoever u want to :)

Sakshi said...

I am a mommy too and ur friend too...where is my share of this beauty??? grrrrrrrrrrrrr...
wow Aruna this post is really great with all that step by step instructions..will try them out one of these days..the amount of ghee sounds heaven to me...lol

Deepa Hari said...

Wow...thats quite a treat....my fav. sweet...Loved the presentation Aruna...i bet ur friend had a great time...convey my best wishes to her.

ARUNA said...

Sakshi, my doors r always open for u, come and have a bite. And do not worry about the amount of ghee, it all drains out completely by the time the actual mysore-pak happens!

Subhie Arun said...

hey aruna...grt ..ur mysore pak..looks yummy n tempting..i neva tried cook before in home..onli knoe to buy n eat..now i can try ...thx for sharing

Lavanya said...

hi aruna..sorry for the lat reply..mysore pak really looks yummy..n nice color too.....awesome pics dear :)

Unknown!!! said...

I feel like eating it now..

Priya said...

Wow Aruna, thats great and ur mysore pak tempting me a lot..

ARUNA said...

Hi Subhie......this was my first time too, so u can also give it a try!

ARUNA said...

hey Deepa, thanq dear!!

ARUNA said...

hey Lavanya, thanks dear....better late than never :))

ARUNA said...

Mr Unknown, u cannot have a bite right now, but u can surely enjoy c'ing the pics!

ARUNA said...

Hey Priya, the only way to get rid of temptation is to go ahead n try it!

Agnes said...

Looks great!

I love "Indian sweets".

Vicky Xavier. said...

U have explained the procedure in an useful manner. No one will complain about ghee on seeing a mysore bah. Urs look delicious. Nice pics.

ARUNA said...

hey Agnes, thanks for visting my blog and glad to know that u like Indian sweets. Saw ur blog too, u have a cool space!

ARUNA said...

yeah Vicky, people usually freak out seeing the amt of ghee used.....but it all gets drained out once the final sweet is ready!

Uma said...

aha, my fav. sweet! Lovely snaps and great instructions Aruna! Great job! Mysore Pak came out perfect. Mine end up in halwa all the time :) I will follow your instructions next time.

ARUNA said...

Yeah Uma its not as complicated as it sounds.....u need 2 be lil careful abt the timing especially when to transfer the final mixture to a dish.And u can see a gorgeous mysore-pak right in front of u!

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh my gosh, breathtaking picture. What an effort you put in here...like this dessert so much, I know its hard to fix at home...great job buddy.

ARUNA said...

hey thanx much for the comments Malar!!

Le @HC said...

great pictorial presentation, Aruna.. Mysore pak looks yummy..

ARUNA said...

Le,thanks for visting me and for a sweet comment!

Swetha Padakandla said...

Hey aruna

first time here!
liked ur blog.. its really tempting! :D

wil hop on every time to find new tempting things out here :)

cheers
swetha

ARUNA said...

Hi Swetha, glad u liked my blog....u sure should visit again. And looks like u have a lot of interesting stuff on trekking in ur blog.

neeraj_only said...

hay aruna : real yummy blog urs. So many things to learn, but me don't have brain to understand cooking thing. But may be , i can say "someone" to go through your blog and learn recipe.....and i can taste them and then i shall give you feed back...long process.

for the time being, colors on your blog are cool, and well defined methods to cook. (every thing looks so tempting and yummmy )....carry on...

ARUNA said...

hi Neeraj, that was very sweet of you. Thanq so much for those amazing comments. Hey even i never understood the cooking language till i actually had to. Its all a matter of time. Anyway thanq once again for the comments, keep visiting!

Diya said...

First of all best wisher to your friend. :)
hey, am tempted to try this out on seeing the pics, will try to make this soon :) And, thanks for visiting my blog, keep visiting :)

Pooja said...

Thanks for dropping by Aruna :)
You have a great blog going! This is the recipe I was looking for..I was of the impression that Mysore Pak was one of the most difficult sweets to make. You have explained so clearly that changed my mindset :) Would love to try this out.

ARUNA said...

thanks Diya, try it out and let me know, ok!!!!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Pooja, welcome to my space. Mysorepak becomes a messy n difficult dish if u miss on the timing.....but just follow the steps i gave and give it a try. If it turns out good, do let me know!

Varsha Vipins said...

Great effort n great dish dear..:)

Priyameena said...

This is the first time visit to your blog...your blog is very pretty just like you..I never prepared mysore pak at home yours looks yummy..

ARUNA said...

thanks Varsha....ur palak dal was gr8 too.

ARUNA said...

Hi Priya, welcome to my blog and that was a very nice compliment from u. Try my recipe, worth it...trust me!

Kulpreet said...

There was a time when i just used to love Mysore Pak. It is an awesome dish, though now due to it's fat content I tend to avoid it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Cheers!

ARUNA said...

hey Kulpreet.....thanks for visiting me..yeah i know that fat content is lil freaky....but no harm in eating 1-2 pieces u know, its worth the taste!!!

Akansha said...

WoW! your blog looks yummm!Although I don't really cook, I think you get another reader in my mom... another great cook!

It is T.E.M.P.T.I.N.G. in the true sense... :)

ARUNA said...

thanks Akansha....very sweet of you! That was a very nice compliment indeed!

Varunavi said...

Aruna u r from which part of hyd? Even i love paradise biryani,and my mom sends me parcel of biryani and mirch salan here very often with my friends.

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..Cute blog........lovely yummy mysore pak..nice clicks

sriharivatsan said...

Thanks for dropping by and your lovely comments...Mysoorepa does not look like ur first attempt...Sounds delicious...

Happy cook said...

I love mysore pak, it is one of my favlourite indian sweet and your look so so delicous.

ARUNA said...

Thanks for visiting Shama!

ARUNA said...

Sri,it is definetely my first attempt but lucky not a disaster!

ARUNA said...

HC, glad to know its one of your favourite... u should definetely try it then!

Dad said...

Hi beta, mom is very much excited over lots of good comments over there and she says that the mouthwatering dish appears to be melting under the toungue (and not like moms which require stronger teeth)

ARUNA said...

thanks mommy n daddy!

Usha said...

Aruna, the mysore pak looks really yum and delicious, wish I could grab one through the screen :-)

Sorry have not been able to visit your blog and those of my friends for the last couple of weeks, I am travelling currently so I am not able to spend much time on the site
That is why the posts are only weekly right now:-)

ARUNA said...

hey Usha, i though so dear.....anyways welcome back and thanks for your comments!

hary!! said...

wow... jst came across the blog of yurs.... i just realised its been 9 months since i even tasted that....wow wish i cud eat one rite away... yu tempted me mad :(

Yasmeen said...

Priya is a lucky girl,delectable fudge to satisfy the sweet tooth:)

Ammu said...

Aruna U r really creative. Very tempting & feel of having a bite.

ARUNA said...

thanks Hary, all u have to do is just try it out....if u don't want to, u can pass it on 2 someone and ask them the favour....wat say!!!!

ARUNA said...

Thanks Yasmeen....will convey the same to Priya.

Thanks Ammu.....i wish i cud pass it on.

Jeena said...

I love Indian sweets and yours looks amazing, great recipe.

Puspa said...

i love the the last photo.. colourful.
myself very poor in cooking,, guess need to repeat the recipe for few times to get it right. and Aruna.. dont worry about the shape .. as long it taste good.

Varunavi said...

Aruna add u in my gmail,u accept the invitation and i have deleted our comment on my blog

ARUNA said...

hey Jeena, so glad to know that u like Indian sweets......ever tried making!!!!

ARUNA said...

hey Puspa, thanq so much dear.....and ur kids r adorable!

Dhanya said...

Wow Aruna,Mysore pak looks so yummy. I will try this for sure. Thank you so much for the step by step instructions.

Serendipity said...

DAMN.
There's a store in Chennai thats really famous
shree Krishna is it? I GO NUTS eating the mysorepak from there! whenever anyone gets it for me i.e.

DPhatsez said...

OMG!
OMG!

So many pics of food on your blog i thought i was in heaven!
Now look what you've done!
I'm DROOLING :)

Can i get a home delivery for the sweets plz?

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow mysore pak looks really tempting...

ARUNA said...

hey Dhanya, thanks dear.....at least for the detailed steps, u shud give it a try!

ARUNA said...

serendipity: yeah i know the store and even i used to go there and eat this sweet whenever possible.

ARUNA said...

Hi Arun,thanks for your comments. When i decide on home delivery, u will b the first one!

ARUNA said...

thanks Lubna

DEESHA said...

This looks just perfect Aruna

ARUNA said...

thanks Deesha.

Vishali said...

Hey Aruna, thats a really nice mysore pak yar! love it. U have got a wonderful blog. hope to see u around.

ARUNA said...

Hi Vishali, thanks for the comment dear!

Farrukh Iftikhar Siddiqui said...

first of all You make me Hungry!!! then i wanna say that there is 100+ people here hungry too i think my eating turn comes after 1 month. keep cooking i will come back after some tme . Confrts for the MMMMMMM & colourful blog.

ARUNA said...

Hi Farrukh, thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for your lovely comments.If i make more than 100 pieces at a time, problem will b solved, isn't it!!!!!

Vidhu said...

प्रिय अरुणा ,तुम्हारा ब्लॉग देखा ,इतना कलरफुल ..दिल खुश हो गया ,तुम इतने भारतीय व्यंजन बना लेती हो ,वो भी इतने शिद्दत से ..अच्छा लगा ,शेक बना कर देखती हूँ तुम मेरे ब्लॉग पर आई थैंक्स ...वो जो फिश टेंक तुमने ब्लॉग हेड पर लगा रखी है उस ई मेल कर सको तो मुझे खुशी होगी ...उसे देखकर तो मेरा आज का दिन सार्थक हो गया ...

Greener Bangalore said...

Hi Aruna...You have a very colorful blog with no ingredients left out....sweet,sour,spice,ripe and what not.....Great going and thanks for your comments....

Babli said...

I liked your blog very much...Its very colourful,informative,delicious and yummy...Please visit my blog.

ARUNA said...

wah Vidhu ji, aapka comment padhke tho dil khush ho gaya!!! Fish tank ke baare mein mein aapko mail karti hoon. Aaate rahiyega!

ARUNA said...

greener bangalore: sorry i cudn't get your name but thanks for your comments. Hey i liked ur blog, i was feeling nostalgic after i sawa couple of those pics...!

ARUNA said...

Hi Babli, thanks for visiting my blog. I visited your blog dear, u have a cool space too!

Madhumathi said...

Mysore pak is my fav..Yours look amazing,dear!

ARUNA said...

thanks Madhumathi!

Nazish Rahman said...

Hi Aparna

i love mysore pak...never knew it was so easy to make....r u sure it will be as its sold in shops of Bang....i will definitely try this...thanks!!!

tc