Mysore Pak

October 7, 2011

Ingredients:

1 cup bengal gram flour

1 cup sugar

2 1/2 cups ghee

1 cup water

1/2 tsp cardomom powder

Recipe to prepare Mysore Pak Recipe :

.    Sieve the bengal gram flour (besan).
.    Roast it on a hot griddle/ tava for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.
.    Set aside.
.    Heat half the ghee (clarified butter) (1 1/4 cup) in a pan.
.    Put the sugar in another pan and add 1 cup of water to it.
.    Cook till it becomes sticky syrup.
.    It should not become stringy.
.    Add the roasted flour to the sugar syrup stirring constantly.
.    Take off the flame for a second while you get the melted ghee ready.
.    Pour the ghee in a steady stream into the flour and sugar mixture while stirring.
.    You need an extra hand here.
.    Add the rest of the ghee and stir in.
.    Cook till the mixture turns light brown and becomes porous and spongy like bread.
.    Sprinkle the cardamom powder over the mixture and turn out immediately into a 9″ shallow cake pan or a thali.
.    The mixture sets within a minute.
.    With a sharp knife cut into 1 1/2 inch squares at immediately.

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