Mysore pak is a very popular sweet from South India, mainly Karnataka. It is one of the sweet prepared for special occasions as it is rich in ghee and melts in your mouth. The main ingredients are pure ghee and besan.

There is nobody in South India who is not aware of this divine sweet. Here is the recipe to make ultra rich Mysore pak.


  • 1 cup gram flour (Besan)
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 ½ cups pure ghee


Sieve the flour. Warm the ghee over a low flame. Switch off the fire and add besan to it and stir till well mixed.

Take a heavy bottomed vessel, put in the powdered sugar and add half a cup of water. Heat over a low flame till the sugar dissolves and start bubbling.

Add the besan-ghee mixture gradually to it and stir till it leaves the sides of the vessel. This should take 15-20 minutes.

Pour the mixture on a greased plate coated with ghee. Allow it to cool for a while and then cut into desired shapes (usually diamond shape).

Preparation time: 20 min

Makes about 15-20 pieces

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