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Mysore Pak

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A hugely popular South Indian sweet made during Diwali, Navratri and Janmashtami.
Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak is an authentic and traditional South Indian sweet made during festivals like Diwali, Janmashtami and special occasions like weddings and birthdays.

Often called as a “Royal Sweet” because of it’s origins in the Mysore palace, it is also known as the King of South Indian sweets.

Made with just three key ingredients, it can be a tricky dish for beginners. So don’t worry if you do not get it right the first time. Even experienced cooks have trouble getting this royal dish right.

Mysore Pak

In some places it is also called as Mysurpa. Whatever the name is (depending on where you go and whom you ask), this is one of the most iconic and well known sweets in the southern part of the country.

In some places you will find a variation to this as Badam Mysore Pak or Badam Mysurpa. The only addition being 1/2 cup of badam (almonds) added to the recipe below. Soak the almonds overnight and remove the skin.

Mysore Pak
5 from 3 votes

Mysore Pak Recipe

A hugely popular South Indian sweet made during Diwali, Navratri and Janmashtami.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: Indian Festivals, Indian Sweet, south indian sweet

Ingredients for Mysore Pak

  • 1 cup Gram Flour
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 3 cup Ghee
  • a pinch Cooking Soda
  • as required Water

How to make Mysore Pak

  • Fry the gram flour in 1 cup of ghee.
  • Boil the sugar with water till it reaches a one string consistency.
  • Add the gram flour and stir well till it thickens.
  • Heat the remaining ghee and gently add to the flour mixture.
  • Keep stirring all the time.
  • When the ghee starts to rise up from the sides and begins to separate add the cooking soda.
  • Stir and pour into a greased plate.
  • Gently spread them evenly and allow it to cool.
  • Before it hardens fully, slice into desired shapes.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • If desired, garnish with fried cashewnuts.

Recipe Video

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.


DineshTrikannad January 31, 2019 - 6:09 am

I am in search of Shree Krishna Mysore pack
In Bangalore any out let please forward me the address if available

krishnamurthy July 4, 2015 - 7:18 pm

Please give me tips about ‘how to prepare soft mysore pak with no holes.’ What are the criterias to follow? I am searching for an answer.

Akansha August 23, 2013 - 4:12 am

came out well.

vidya October 14, 2009 - 8:28 am

thanks a lot for the recipe.its easy n the myspre pak came out delicious.


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