Melt in the Mouth Mysore Pak

Melt in the Mouth Mysore Pak

Diwali Special: Modified Melt-in-the-Mouth Mysore Pak Recipe

If you prefer a different twist on the classic Mysore Pak, this modified version is for you. This melt-in-the-mouth sweet is perfect for Diwali, and it skips some of the traditional ingredients to create a unique variation.


– 1 cup Besan (Gram Flour)
– 1 cup Sugar
– 1 cup Ghee (Clarified Butter)
– 1 cup Milk (in place of water or half cup of water and milk each)
– A pinch of Saffron strands (for color and flavor, optional)


1. Preparing the Besan Mixture

Heat a heavy-bottomed pan and add the ghee to it. Keep the flame on low.

Add the besan (gram flour) to the pan and roast it on low flame, stirring continuously. Roast until it turns aromatic and starts to change color. This might take around 5-10 minutes.

Once the besan is roasted to a golden brown color and releases a nutty aroma, remove it from heat, transfer to a bowl, add ghee and mix well and set it aside.

2. Preparing the Sugar Syrup

In another pan, heat the milk and add sugar to it. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely.

Continue to boil the milk-sugar mixture until it thickens. You don’t need to check for any specific consistency– just make sure it’s very sticky.

Turn off the heat and set aside. If you want to enhance the color and flavor, you can add a pinch of saffron strands to the milk.

3. Mixing Besan and Sugar Syrup

Gradually, add the roasted besan ghee mixture to the milk-sugar syrup, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.

Return the mixture to the stove and cook on low flame, stirring constantly. As it cooks, it will start to thicken and leave the sides of the pan.

4. Shaping

While the mixture is still hot, transfer it to a greased plate or tray. Flatten and smooth it out using a greased spatula.

5. Cutting and Serving

Allow the Mysore Pak to cool down for a while. Once it’s slightly firm but still warm, cut it into diamond or square-shaped pieces using a greased knife.

Allow it to cool completely, and your modified Mysore Pak is ready to be serve

This unique version of Mysore Pak omits cardamom, camphor, and nuts, and replaces water with milk for a creamy, rich flavor. It’s a delightful twist on a classic favorite that’s perfect for celebrating Diwali.

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