Mysore Pak

  • Besan flour - 1 cup
  • sugar - 1 3/4 cups
  • Ghee - 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
How to make it:

Mix besan flour, sugar and water together and make a batter. Pour into a pan and at medium flame keep stirring continuously. Add ghee little by little when it starts sticking to the pan. Stir until it becomes thick and non-sticky. Pour into a greased bowl or plate and let it cool. When it is half cooled, draw lines on it with a knife and cut into pieces and let it cool completely.


Some Facts about Bengal:

  • Rice and Fish are traditional favourite foods, leading to a saying that in Bengali, machhe bhate bangali, that translates as "Fish and Rice make a Bengali".
  • Sweets are part of their daily feast. Can never forget those famous Bengali sweets- Rasgolla and chum-chum, made out of milk.
  • Durga Puja is a popular festival celebrated by majority of the people in west Bengal.
  • Bengal cotton and Bengal silk sarees are so famous for their fabulous weaving techniques.
  • Bengal is well-known for its superb arts and crafts made of silk, ivory, shola, conchshell, dhokra and beautiful clay models.
  • The Kantha embroidery of West Bengal is famous all around the globe. The old Kantha designs are rare possessions and are now flaunted on sleek shawls, saris, bags, letter holders and other fashionable items.
  • Bengal has been home to many famous persons. Religious leaders like Swami Vivekananda, Sri Chaitanya and Sri Ramakrishna are from Bengal.
  • Cricket is the famous sports in West Bengal and its well known that the Eden Garden stadium is one of the only two 100,000 seat cricket stadium in the world. Famous sports persons like Cricketer Saurav Ganguly and Tennis Star Leander Paes are from West Bengal.
More about Bengal, its tradition, culture, economy and more - Click here.

Coming to the recipe, I would like to send my Bengali Royal rice (Pushpanna) recipe to Sandeepa of Bong mom's Cookbook for her event Regional Cuisine of India : Bengal. Thanks Sandeepa for hosting this wonderful event!

28 Responses
  1. FH Says:

    Mysore Pak is one of the hardest sweets to make Anu. Your's looks great, perfectly cut. Pushpanna looks yummy too, sweetish rice, good for kids as well! Great entry :)
    Have a fun Holi, see you in May.

  2. Kalai Says:

    Mysore pak looks perfect, Anu!! :)

  3. Cham Says:

    Mysore pak and the pushpanna looks delicious. Great entries :)

  4. Laavanya Says:

    Your mysore pak looks neat! Good entry for RCI - Bengal too :)

  5. Dhivya Says:

    Mysore pak and the pushpanna looks delicious..u got the pefect shape dear:)))keep going

  6. Uma Says:

    perfect mysore pak and mouthwatering rice.

  7. Looks very nice mysore pak.

  8. Deepa Kuber Says:

    hey nice picture, looks delicious

  9. AnuSriram Says:

    Thanks asha, Enjoy your break! We'll miss you...
    Thank you kalai and cham...
    Thanks Laavanya, got it in good shape this time..

  10. AnuSriram Says:

    Dhivya, Uma, Vanamala and Anjali... Thanks for all your valuable comments..

  11. Mansi Says:

    wow, that mysorepaak sure looks great Anu:)

  12. Deepa Kuber Says:

    hey thanks Anu, painting is just my hobby, nothing more than that. i dont have any professional degree in fine arts :D

  13. remya Says:

    wow!!!! perfect mysore pak...i havent tried mom makes them on diwali everyyear....nice entry

  14. sandhya Says:

    both look delicious.... nice entries....

  15. EC Says:

    We last made Mysorepak during diwali..u left me craving for it

  16. Sagari Says:

    what a perfect mysorepak anu

  17. Finla Says:

    Mysore pak is one of my fav Indian sweet. I an eat them wihtoug limit.
    Looks delicious

  18. AnuSriram Says:

    Mansi, thanks a lot!

    Remya, try it... you'll love it...

    Sandhya, Thanks for your wonderful comment.

    Easycrafts, I love mysorepak

    Sagari and Happy cook, Thanks for your valuable comments.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    Both the Mysore Pak and the Rice look delightful. Shall check out the recipe. I don't think I have had it.
    Thanks for the beautiful entry


  20. looks great.nice dishes.

  21. Anonymous Says:

    You've got the perfect Mysore pak. Looks great!!!

  22. AnuSriram Says:

    Thanks much sandeepa, Srikar's kitchen and nithu for you valuable comments!

  23. hey anu i love mysore pak thanx for the lovely recipe....:) and the proportions too.. which i always goof up in hehhe:) visitng ur blog for the first time u have a nice blog....:) do visit mine too.

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  25. Mommy Says:

    Anu, those are some Yummy looking Mysore Paks. I am looking forward to making a batch. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    (A brief background: Heretofore, my Paks turned out like stone sculptures that my husband would pretend to carve with a hammer and chisel with a comical look on his face. Hopefully, the batch made from your recipe will evoke a better reaction!)

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