Sunday, October 19, 2014

4 minute microwave Mysore Pak (Diwali 2014)

Mysore pak was one of moms favorites for Diwali.  She toiled hard for hours on the stove stirring the crazy boiling mix in a large deep pressure cooker so it wouldn't splatter all over the kitchen.  Adding ghee one spoonful at a time, hers was smoother and softer in texture melt in the mouth. Being lazy, I never tried ever.

The microwave mysore pak is slightly coarser, crispier and crunchier like the kind made for weddings.  For a first attempt, I was very pleased with the result.  The recipe was given to me by sis who tried it at a cousins place last Diwali.   Try for yourself!   You can't go wrong with all that sugar and ghee.

Make sure you maintain the proportion. 1:2:1::besan:sugar:ghee.


  • 1 cup - Besan(chick pea flour)
  • 2 cup - Sugar
  • 1 cup - ghee(clarified butter)
  • 2-3 tbsp - milk


  1. Measure out sugar and besan into a microwaveable container and mix well
  2. Add ghee and mix well
  3. Keep a greased plate ready to pour and cut the mysore pak when done
  4. One minute power high on microwave, remove and mix well
  5. One minute in microwave and mix well
  6. Add the milk and mix it well
  7. One more minute microwave high and mix well
  8. One last minute in the microwave...  It will have frothed
  9. Without stirring pour the hot mixture on the greased plate
  10. Use a sharp knife to cut while it is still hot
  11. Let it cool and enjoy yummy mysore pak

Hope you enjoyed my dysfunctional style of making mysorepak am not sure where the recipe came from to give due credit but thanks to whoever thought of making Mysore pak in the microwave.  My family is very happy with the unexpected treat.

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