Mysore Pak is a traditional Indian sweet that originated in the city of Mysore, located in the southern state of Karnataka. Renowned for its irresistible taste and distinctive texture, Mysore Pak holds a special place in Indian cuisine and celebrations.
This delectable dessert is made primarily from just a few simple ingredients: chickpea flour (besan), ghee (clarified butter), and sugar. The art of making Mysore Pak lies in the precise proportions and careful cooking technique that result in its characteristic crumbly yet melt-in-your-mouth consistency.
The process of creating Mysore Pak involves mixing besan with hot, aromatic ghee, creating a smooth batter that is then cooked until it undergoes a magical transformation. As the mixture simmers and caramelizes, the sugar is added to create a harmonious balance of sweetness. The ghee imparts a rich, buttery flavor to the dessert, while the besan lends a subtle nuttiness and a slightly grainy texture.
Once the mixture reaches the desired consistency, it is poured into a greased tray and allowed to cool and set. After solidifying, it is cut into diamond-shaped or rectangular pieces that are as visually appealing as they are delightful to the palate.