Since I started using ghee, I've really come to love Indian recipes, which often use this clarified butter. Mysore Pak is a delicious Indian snack using ghee so it's healthier than most snacks and not difficult to prepare.
At the end of this post on Mysore Pak, I've added sources to purchase ingredients like chickpea flour and ghee.
Ingredients for Mysore Pak
1 cup Besan or chick-pea flour
1 1/2 cup Sugar
2 cups Ghee
1 3/4 cups Water
Directions for Preparing Mysore Pak
Put sugar and water into medium saucepan and stir to dissolve the sugar.
Heat and stir constantly until sugar syrup reaches thread consistency. To check for desired consistency, put a little syrup into a spoon and pour back into the pan. Using your thumb and forefinger, try to pull a thread of syrup out as you pour.
Add the chickpea flour one tbs at a time, blending as you add. Make sure there are no lumps in the flour first.
Reduce the heat on the mixture and add 2 tsp of ghee.
Blend and continue adding chickpea flour until it's all in syrup.
Add ghee 1 tsp at a time and blend until the mysore pak changes color and texture. The texture starts to become porous and cooking away from the sides of the pan. Eventually, it won't absorb any more ghee.
Allow it to cool for 10 minutes and then cut. Wait another 10 minutes and the squares of mysore pak can be removed and placed on a serving dish.
The ingredients for this Mysore Pak Recipe can be purchased through Amazon.com
Chickpea Flour or Besan Ajika Besan or Chick Pea Flour -1 Lb. Only $4.50 per pound through Amazon.
Ghee - Nanak Pure Desi Ghee, Clarified Butter, 28-Ounce Jar Only $15.38 at Amazon and qualifies for free shipping as well.
You can also purchase Mysore Pak at Amazon ready made. Mysore Pak - 2 lb. Box
More great Indian food snack recipes Street Food of India: The 50 Greatest Indian Snacks - Complete with Recipes
More Indian Recipes in 1,000 Indian Recipes cookbook.
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