Mysore Pak


Mysore Pak is an iconic Indian sweet with a history as rich as its flavor. Originating from the royal kitchens of the Mysore Palace in Karnataka, Mysore Pak has become a beloved treat across the country and beyond.

A Royal Treat

Mysore Pak has its roots deeply embedded in the royal kitchens of the Mysore Palace. Legend has it that the sweet dish was created by the palace cook, Kakasura Madappa, during the reign of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV in the 19th century. The king was so enamored by the melt-in-your-mouth texture and rich taste that he named it “Mysuru Pak” as a tribute to the city.

Iconic Ingredients

Crafted with just a handful of ingredients, Mysore Pak is a testament to the beauty of simplicity. Gram flour, ghee, sugar and a touch of water come together to create a symphony of flavors. The meticulous process of slow-roasting besan in ghee gives Mysore Pak its distinct aroma and a texture that crumbles with every bite.

Culinary Heritage

Over the years, Mysore Pak has transcended its regal origins to become a staple in Indian sweet shops. It has found its place in festive celebrations, weddings and as a token of love and appreciation.

Regional Variations

While the classic Mysore Pak is a treasure in itself, different regions have put their own spin on this sweet delight. Some add a dash of cardamom for an aromatic twist, while others infuse it with nuts like cashews or pistachios for added crunch.

Sweet Symmetry

Mysore Pak is a perfect balance of sweetness and texture. Its crumbly yet melt-in-the-mouth consistency is a testament to the skillful craftsmanship involved in its preparation.

Celebration Companion

No Indian festival or celebration is complete without Mysore Pak. Its presence adds a touch of tradition and warmth to any occasion.

Culinary Craftsmanship

Crafting the perfect Mysore Pak requires precision and patience. The slow-cooking process, the careful choice of ingredients and the art of achieving the right consistency makes it a culinary masterpiece.


In conclusion, Mysore Pak is not just a sweet treat, it’s a journey through time, a celebration of culinary craftsmanship and a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of India. Whether you savor the classic version or indulge in a modern twist, Mysore Pak continues to captivate taste buds and hearts alike.


Mysore Pak

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Karnataka
Servings 4 people



  • Take a wok and heat it up. Roast the gram flour until it becomes light brown in colour and keep it aside.
  • Melt ghee in a bowl and mix the roasted or fried gram flour in parts. Keep stirring and make sure that the flour is well mixed with ghee. Make sure there are no lumps left.
  • Meanwhile, take a thick bottomed vessel. Put sugar and add little water to make sugar syrup (the consistency should be hot and not thread-thin).
  • Immediately, pour the gram flour mixture into the sugar syrup and mix well. Cook in low to medium flame. Make sure that the flour is well absorbed in sugar syrup.
  • When the mixture comes together in one mass and you see some ghee at the sides, then continue to stir and scrape. When you see many small bubbles and holes in the mixture, then switch off the heat. When you reach this soft ball stage, you have to be careful. A few seconds here or there will ruin the texture of the mysore pak.
  • Grease a plate with ghee and pour this mixture on it. Immediately and quickly tilt the kadai and pour the whole mixture in the greased pan. It should fall in one lot and you shouldn’t need to use a spoon for it. Spread it level in the pan with a spatula, the back of small glass. Let the mysore pak mixture become warm or cooled down. Cut them in the shape of the diamonds.
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Response (2)
  1. a
    anitha October 4, 2006

    this recipe is very easy and tastey. but how can you call it as andra`s, as the name itself is mysore (karnataka dist.) pak. its an karnatak recipe.

  2. g
    gayathiri January 9, 2006

    this is a wonderful recipie. i wonder how someone can call this recipie is from Andra.

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