Mysore paa , The Krishna sweets magic is the universal sweet which makes us drool and we cannot stop with one . Perhaps my first attempt with sweets worth the results was Mysore pak. Immediately after marriage ,after my in laws arrival one fine morning seeing a TV show i immediately rushed and tried this with a small measure and it came out pretty good. But sweets and luck do not come always , so we have to be very careful while doing this. My husband likes the honey comb texture , but i like the Krishna sweets texture which melts in our mouth . What matters while making sweets is patience and alertness .Other than that with a good recipe, sweets can attain perfection . The amount of ghee i used here can be varied from 1 to 1.5 cups . The usual payasam cup is what i have used for measuring . Whichever cup you use , try to use the same for measuring all ingredients .Now for the show.
Gram Flour – 1 cup
Sugar -1 and a ½ cup
Ghee -1 cup (unmelted )
Water -1 cup
- In a pan dry roast the Gram flour for at least 5 minutes . We must use high quality gram flour. Throughout the procedure maintaining the flame in a low mode is a must . After roasting the flour , sieve it.
2. In a pan add sugar and 1 cup of water . Stir it gently . Lot of patience is needed and when we get the one string consistency it is the right time to add the roasted , sieved flour . The one string consistency can be tested by taking a small amount of syrup and when it sticks between fingers in one line , it is apt . After adding the flour in little by little amount stir it gently.
4. When the mysore pak mixture blends well, add a ladle of the heated ghee now , stirring then and now. Little by little add the ghee, stir the mysore pak mixture. When hot ghee is added the mixture will bubble like molten lava .
Leave it as such for a minute and again stir . Finally the mixture will start leaving the sides. Switch off the flame.In the greased tray add a small amount of this mixture, allow it to cool. When it cools if you can take it as a solid one then it is the right consistency. With the flame switched off keep on stirring the mixture , and then pour it in the tray. When cool cut into desire shapes and sizes . i usually go for thinner ones as we cannot stop with one and so we can limit our intake. Sprinkling sugar on top is optional.
Note: Adding heated ghee makes the Gram flour lose its raw flavour and also melts any lumps formed in between. To get a more higher , richer taste butter which is melted at that moment can also be used . The ghee amount i have used gives a soft and rich texture ,if you really want that Krishna sweets type increase the amount of ghee . The one i made makes us Guilt free.