This awesomeness of Mysore pak wouldn’t have recreated in my own kitchen if not this blog. Let me be honest with you, guys. It’s true. If I were a normal home maker or any other professional for that matter I wouldn’t have preferred making this treat for Diwali 2016. But being a food blogger I had to face the challenge of preparing some new, skillful dessert to keep my food quest on fire.
We are almost a week away from the gorgeous light festival and from past two weeks I have been on a kick of mastering this multi-shaded, traditional Mysore pak recipe. This palatable sweet thing is quite tricky demanding basic to comprehensive cooking skills.
In my first trial, this wonderful dessert had turned soft like a normal burfi which doesn’t even had the looks of traditional mysore pak from any angle. My own quality controlling self, didn’t let me to call it with that name.
Lesson learnt: Never compromise with quantity of sugar and ghee while making Mysore pak because the gram flour requires good amount of liquids to get cooked to the perfection. And that in turn would deliver the authentic texture and color to the sweet. So no BARGAIN.
Lesson learnt from previous experience is adapted in my next attempt. So I was all set with gram flour, sugar and ghee in 1:2:2 ratio. I was just 5 minutes away from my success, it was crucial time when I had to transfer the mixture from pan to tray. But I let it cook further and it was a disaster all together. You can look below, the Mysore pak crumbled and powdered. It could never hold the shape. 🙁 . It can only be consumed in a bowl with a spoon.
Lesson learnt: When the gram flour mixture froths to the maximum and leaves extra ghee, it’s right time to pour over tray. If you miss that single minute, you’ll end up crumbled Mysore pak.
Takeaways from two previous trials had made me extra cautious and in the third attempt it was minute early that I poured gram flour plus sugar mixture to the tray. Though the sweet was perfect in taste, the dark shade in the middle was missing. I couldn’t let this tiny mistake pass the filter of quality check. And finally decided to make a last attempt in which I succeeded to get the traditional, porous textured, multi shaded Mysore pak . Yeyyy. 🙂 🙂
Video below helps you to better understand the process. Check it.