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Mysore Pak

Meenakshi J
Learn to make the authentic Mysore Pak , the easier way!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 30 pieces


  • Two thick-bottomed Frying Pan
  • Spatula
  • Ladle
  • Baking dish/tin or a deep bowl
  • Gas stove with two burners


  • 1 cup Chickpea flour ( Besan )
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1.5 - 2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Ghee / Clarified Butter ( To make a Vegan version , omit Ghee. Instead use refined oil)
  • 1 cup Refined Sunflower Oil / Groundnut oil ( Do not use Olive oil / Sesame oil / Mustard Oil )


  • Place two pans side-by-side ( on adjacent burners) on a stove, for efficient working. As we make the Mysore pak mixture in one of the pans ,the other pan would be used to heat the ghee and oil mixture. Use a wooden spatula for stirring , as the mixture produces a lot of heat. You can use a steel ladle for pouring out the ghee.
  • Switch on the flame, and add sugar into the first pan. Then, add water to this and keep stirring till the sugar dissolves. Allow the sugar syrup to boil until it reaches a one-string consistency. 
  • Now, add the chickpea flour in small batches. Keep stirring to avoid the formation of lumps. 
  • When the first bubbles appear , start adding hot ghee in smaller quantities ( batches).The mixture becomes frothy and rises to the top. Keep stirring carefully.
  • When the froth reduces and the ghee has been consumed by the mixture, add the next batch of ghee. Repeat this process of adding ghee and stirring.
  • Almost, after 1.5 cup of oil+ghee , the mixture starts releasing the excess ghee ( depends on the quality of besan used)
  • Stop adding ghee at this point and keep stirring nicely. Scrape off the mixture from the sides
  • As the besan gets fried, the mixture starts coming together at the centre.
  • Keep stirring until it turns slightly brown with a delicious aroma
  • Switch OFF the flame when the mixture turns light brown. You can check by taking a small quantity of the micture. If it easily rolls into a ball between your fingers, then the Mysore Pak is almost ready. Allow it to cool for 10-15 mins. Cut into desired shape ( pieces)
  • After it cools down completely, unmould and separate the pieces gently. Delicious home-made Mysore Pak is ready to share and relish !



Check the video for trips and tricks to make the Mysore Pak.
Keyword Easy Indian Sweets, Indian Cooking, south-Indian, Tamizh cuisine, Vegan Recipe, Vegetarian Recipe, சமையல், தமிழ்