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by Jeyashri suresh

Recipe of Mysore pak with Video

This is the first time i am making Mysore Pak , but to my surprise it turned out extremely well and tasted exactly like Krishna Sweets Mysore pak. I made few batches and packed for my friends when i visited them during Navaratri. When i was searching in google for mysore pak recipes most of the recipes which i have come seen involves 2-3 cups of Ghee. And i finally i landed in here . Go ahead to try this delicious soft Mysore pak for this Diwali and surprise your family and friends.
Check my traditional Mysore pak recipe too. Check out the post on consistency of sugar syrup.
                                             Video of Mysore pak

INGREDIENTS: (YIELDS APPROX. 10 PIECES) Cooking time : 25 minutes


Mysore pak recipe


  • Keep a tray greased with ghee.
  • In a pan, preferably non stick add a tsp of ghee and roast the  besan in a medium low flame till it emits a nice aroma. It will take 10 minutes. Though the original recipe doesn’t have this step ,as far as i have made the google search most of the recipes have included this step.
mysore pak step 1 step 2
  • Once done sieve the flour nicely.
  • This step is a must as it will give a smooth texture to the mysore pak.
step 3 step 4
  • Mix this sifted besan with 3/4th cup of ghee and make a smooth paste out of it. Ghee should not be hot.

step 5

  • In a deep wide pan,preferably non stick, add the sugar and add 1/2 cup of water.
  • Once sugar gets dissolved stop stirring and boil till this reach one string consistency.
  • You can check the one thread  consistency of the syrup between the thumb and the index finger.
  • Once it reaches the right consistency, add the ghee and besan paste which we mixed together. The consistency is more important else you will get hard or crumbled mysore pak.
step 6 step 7
  • Now keep the flame in medium low and stir continuously adding the remaining 1/4 cup ghee at frequent intervals.
  • Stir it nicely till it leaves the sides of the pan and doesn’t get stick to the bottom.
step 8 step 10
  • At this stage transfer it to the greased plate. It will spread smoothly.
  • Cut it into pieces with a knife or a pizza cutter when it is warm.
step 11 step 12

The entire process took just 20 minutes and as mentioned in the original recipe after adding the besan mixture to the sugar syrup it took less than 10 minutes for the mysore pak to get ready.
Mysore pak 1

  • One string consistency is a must and be careful not to miss it out .
  • At last also, when the mixture doesn’t gets stick to the bottom transfer it to the greased plate.
  • If it over cooked even for few minutes mysore pak will not be soft.

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Shabitha Karthikeyan November 1, 2012 - 11:49 am

Wow Jey romba tempting irukku..Super Duper !!

Coolgal November 1, 2012 - 11:55 am

Wow! Amazing look

Shama Nagarajan November 1, 2012 - 12:04 pm

super inviting dear!!!Join me in Fast Food – Vermicilli Event.

Prathibha November 1, 2012 - 12:13 pm

I love krishna sweets mysore pak..looks yumm

Veena Theagarajan November 1, 2012 - 12:16 pm

super yummy and soft mysore pak. This is the only one my 1st son eats. I do it very often and also use equal portion of ghee

Vimitha Anand November 1, 2012 - 12:34 pm

Looks so tempting dear… Will try this weekend

Maria D'souza November 1, 2012 - 12:54 pm

My mouth is watering Jeyashri will surely try a different version of this. How can I forget? me binging on soft mysorepak while in Karnataka you reminded me of this traditional sweet thanks a ton 🙂

Sayantani November 1, 2012 - 1:05 pm

I make it exactly the same way but as said this is a pure festive recipe with so much ghee going in. gorgeous dish.

APARNARAJESHKUMAR November 1, 2012 - 1:17 pm

Gr8 ! first attempt itself u got a perfect shape ! kind of diff sweet !

RENU November 1, 2012 - 1:48 pm

so tasty

Vardhini November 1, 2012 - 2:01 pm

Looks tempting Jeyashri. Even I did not want to use the tons of ghee. As such it is a rich sweet. Inviting pictures.

Premalatha Aravindhan November 1, 2012 - 2:27 pm

wow yummy mysore pak,loved it a lot…

sowmya(creative saga) November 1, 2012 - 2:38 pm

tried the traditional kinds once..but am too tempted to try this recipe very soon..looks awesome..

DivyaGCP November 1, 2012 - 2:58 pm

Love this soft mysore pak.. Nice presentation.

PT November 1, 2012 - 3:05 pm

wow.. looks too good..

divya November 1, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Ahh…this looks absolutely delicious!!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj November 1, 2012 - 3:28 pm

OMG! so mouthwatering mysore pak Jeyasri…
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ANU November 1, 2012 - 3:39 pm

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Roshu November 1, 2012 - 4:59 pm

yummy mysore pak……mouthwatering hereeee

sathu November 1, 2012 - 6:41 pm

surely trying it, i never do mysore pags due to ghee, as far as i was told, its 1 measure kadalai maavu, 3 sugar and 3 ghee, (its scary right (: }will try this thks jai.

Priya November 1, 2012 - 9:01 pm

Thats surely a mouth melting mysorepak,even am scared to make them coz of the amount of ghee, beautifully done.

Sherin November 1, 2012 - 9:15 pm

aha ha. I'm sure they were melting in the mouth ones. 🙂

Sangeetha Priya November 1, 2012 - 11:26 pm

Perfectly done!!! thks for sharing a ghee less recipe!!!
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Sravs November 2, 2012 - 1:23 am

Perfectly done and looks yummy !!

GEETHA ACHAL November 2, 2012 - 8:22 pm

Tempting yummy mysorepak…Nice clicks…

Shabbu November 2, 2012 - 8:47 pm

Delicious and perfect mysore pak…

RAKS KITCHEN November 5, 2012 - 2:30 am

I am lucky enough to taste this, thanks for the share 🙂 Lovely clicks

suhaina aji November 5, 2012 - 5:15 am

wish i was ur neighbour. can try this beautiful sweet. Raji is lucky…nicely done. my fav sweet. super tempting.

Nagalakshmi V November 5, 2012 - 7:10 am

i really wanted to taste this! just recommended this to a friend 🙂

Suhasini Deepak November 5, 2012 - 4:57 pm

hey so yummy and mouth watering.Just feel like grabbing it right away.Btw u added only 1 cup of sugar for 1 cup of besan?Generally it is 1:2 ratio right?

admin November 6, 2012 - 1:01 am

Generally the ratio of flour ,sugar and ghee in mysorepak is 1:2:3. The main speciality of this recipe is less sugar and ghee but yet amazing result. Trust me it turned out awesome

Suhasini Deepak November 6, 2012 - 7:44 am

Hi Thank u.Iam going to try it out and let u know the results

Chitra Vivek November 6, 2012 - 10:07 pm

I tried this last weekend.. Perfect. As you said not more than 20 mins. Thanks.

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suja m November 7, 2012 - 4:37 pm

mysore pak does looks like krishna sweets. when we say mysore pak first thing pops is u have to add lots of ghee. i think ur version has little bit less. great. advance deepavalli wishes.

suja m November 9, 2012 - 6:24 pm

i just now made the mysore pak. it turned out well. i think i roasted the flour little longer.. it was little bit reddish brown. other than that taste is very good. thanks

admin November 13, 2012 - 2:30 am

Thanks a lot for trying out. Happy diwali wishes to you all

Thava November 12, 2012 - 5:12 am

I tried this version of Mysore pak.. it came very yummy.. My hubby who doesn't like Mysore pak also ate and said its good ..Thank you so much 🙂 Wish you a very happy diwali

admin November 13, 2012 - 2:30 am

Great to know. Happy diwali

Suhasini Deepak November 12, 2012 - 6:49 pm

Hey I made this version of mysore pak with one variation.Included 2 teaspoons of drinking chocolate after seiving kadala mavu.It came out very well.Pls give ur mail id.Will send the pic

admin November 13, 2012 - 2:29 am

That's awesome twist. My mail id is [email protected]. Even u can see this at the right hand side corner too

Bharathi November 12, 2012 - 7:28 pm

You have the best Mysore Pak recipe EVER!! I tried different methods & failed miserably the first two attempts. My 3rd attempt, I followed your recipe & it was the MOST delicious sweet I have ever made! 3rd time was definitely a charm!! 🙂
Thank you and wish you a very Happy Diwali!

admin November 13, 2012 - 2:28 am

Thats great to know bharathi. Thanks u so much. Happy Diwali to u all

Santosh Bangar November 15, 2012 - 3:32 am

soft pak is really tempting

Jayashree Krishnamurthy January 13, 2013 - 11:34 pm

Hi thanks for the recipe. i just did today for pongal..and it turned out really well. This is the first time i am trying mysore pak. I did a slight variation in sugar and ghee. I added 1/2 extra of both.


Jayashree Krishnamurthy January 13, 2013 - 11:36 pm

hi Thanks for the recipe. i tried today with slight variation of 1/2 cups more of sugar and ghee. It turned out so well. This is the first time i am doing mysore pak and i feel so happy for it came out well. My husband and kid liked it very much.


Suja January 17, 2013 - 8:33 pm

Hi Jeyashri…

I tried this recipe just now and it turned out to be simply awesome n very soft as you said.. This is the first time I am making it.. Tomm is my hubby's birthday and this is gonna be a surprise sweet for him…
As you said it took very less time and I was able to make it having my 1 year playing around with me…

Thanks a lot for the recipe and the pics were very much helpful..


Suja January 17, 2013 - 8:36 pm

Hi Jeyashri…

I made mysore pak just now following this recipe.. It was simply awesomatic… Very Soft tooo…
Thanks a lot for your step wise instructions and pics.. they were very helpful…
Its gonna be a surprise sweet for my hubby's birthday tomm.. I was able to make it quickly too, as u said, having my 1 year old playing around…
Am sure my hubby gonna like it 🙂

Thank u soo much..


admin January 18, 2013 - 3:24 am

Thank u so much for trying out suja. Perfect way to surprise ur hubby. Wish him a very happy birthday.

Sudha January 31, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Tried this just now…results were amazing! Just that it did not have the golden hue as you've shown it…may be i need to roast the besan a little more! This recipe is for keeps! Thank you!

Sk March 25, 2013 - 9:12 am

Thank u for a wonderful recipe tried it with amazing results!

Suhasini Deepak April 19, 2013 - 9:54 pm

Hi I cannot thank you again and again for this wonderful recipe.I have done it many a times and now it has given me confidence especially to get the correct consistency Now this has driven me to make Kaju Badam Mysore Pak which is for my Blog's 125-th post.Pls check the following link and give your comments
Thank you once again

karpagam r August 18, 2013 - 4:03 am

dear friend the ratio didnt wrk ya…yestday i prepared it and it become a grt flop.while adding the batter it bcom dry in the bgng itself..wht can i do?

admin August 18, 2013 - 7:37 am

Can u please elaborate what happened to you. I have tried it so many times and never failed. Even i have many readers tried out this recipe and came out perfect.
Please elaborate

Vijayalakshmi Anand September 10, 2013 - 10:35 am

Hi..I have tried Msore pak at least 10 times and it has never come out right. Today, I tried it by following your recipe to the T. The sweet came out so soft that I am super thrilled. Been giving everyone (including maids :)) coming home. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

Satya s September 17, 2013 - 5:11 pm

Hi Jeyashri,

Tried this yesterday… It came out perfect.After trying many recipes, this one turns to be easy and tasty.
Thank you

Neerajamurale September 20, 2013 - 12:02 am

I tried your recipe today as you mentioned..Thank you so much for posting this recipe..

Akshara S October 7, 2013 - 8:21 am

Can you post the recipe of horlicks mysore pak? Nandini sweets of Bangalore is famous for horlicks mysore pak and believe me it tastes really delicious.

Akshara S October 7, 2013 - 8:22 am

Please post the recipe of horlicks mysore pak. Nandini sweets of Bangalore is famous in making horlicks mysore pak.

Bargavi Ravi October 9, 2013 - 5:46 pm

hi jeyashree,

just now tried the same waiting it for getting cool hope i'l get the same as ur's

Bargavi Ravi October 9, 2013 - 6:00 pm

hi jeya,

as said I made the pieces it came out well but at the corners it is hard I think I should have added the besan ghee mix before a minute I guess rest it tastes so good..


Nisha Rakesh October 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Hi jeya. Made mysorepak. It tasted perfect but it became too soft. All the pieces were stuck together. Had to eat it with a spoon 🙁 but I'm going to make it again..will cook it for a few more mins this time

jeyashri suresh October 28, 2013 - 12:26 pm

don't worry, take it out at the right stage it will turn out nice for sure

sangeetha narasimhan October 30, 2013 - 8:11 am

Hi Jeyashri, Thank you for sharing this recipe. I gave this recipe to my aunt to surprise her sambandhi for her daughter's first Diwali (thala Diwali) . It turned out really super! She thanked me like anything. All credit goes to you

sri October 31, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Hi Jeyshri,

This is the first time am trying mysore pak, to my surprise and shock, it came out great, it was melting in mouth mysorepak. Thank you jeyshri. Also, i somehow found the 1 string consistency. Good work.

Shobha November 24, 2013 - 10:33 pm

Hello Jeyashri:

Thank you very much. I enjoy your posts.

The mysorepak came out well but I also get the besan flour taste and the bitterness of the flour at the end. Also, the roasting, even in low flame, starts to brown the flour. I could not get the glowing yellow colour that you get. What did I do wrong?

jeyashri suresh November 28, 2013 - 6:13 am

Thanks for the comment Shoba. The smell and colour purely depends on the quality of besan. Sometimes we never know on seeing it. It happened for me also when i bought a besan once. Nothing turned out well out of that besan. .So no wrong in the method

Lalitha Sundaram October 21, 2014 - 11:36 am

Just tried exactly following your steps. Came AWESOME.. All loved the look and the yummy taste. Thank you Jeyashri. Happy Deepavali wishes to you and your family – Lalitha

Aksha Ramchandran September 3, 2015 - 7:19 pm

Thanks for the wonderful easy way to make Mysorepak. It came out great 🙂

sneha November 6, 2015 - 5:53 am

I tried it today…It was awesome…My MIL told it tasted store brought…:)

Unknown January 28, 2016 - 7:22 am

Hi jeyashri! I have tried many recipes from your blog and it came out very well. The way you explain really motivates us to try it out.Thanks!

Radhalakshmi Rangachari January 28, 2016 - 7:23 am

Hi jeyashri! I have tried many recipes from your blog and it came out very well. The way you explain really motivates us to try it out.Thanks!

padmanaban pillai April 13, 2016 - 11:29 am

Hi Jeyashri thanks for your recipes..

I have one doubt regarding ratio of INGREDIENTS,

My mother is telling 1:3 ratio to make this but yours is 1:1 why so much difference.

jeyashri suresh April 13, 2016 - 1:53 pm

It is the traditonal mysore pak which your mother is mentioning. I have one more variety of mysore pak which calls for 1:3 ratio. But this one comes out perfect and awesome.

Anonymous June 10, 2016 - 12:36 pm

Hi!…J…I'm so frustrated.. I love this mysorepaak…tried twice yesterday…failed both times… following recipe exactly.what am I doing wrong? 1st time like caramels…I swear I did only till 1 string….2 nd time soft n chewy..almost same as 1 st time…is there any way of saving these…and I am determined to make them right…any advice…so mad at myself for not getting this!!!! Yours look yum…

Anonymous June 15, 2016 - 12:31 am

Hi!Jeyashri,love ur recipes. Don't know y my last post did not post about the mysorepaak. I tried the recipe 3 times n failed!! Then on the 4th day…I said let me give it one more try!! It worked…my dream of making mysorepaak finally came true!! It was not smooth , a bit grainy..so I think I need not to stir the sugar syrup..will try again..till I can perfect it..how would you make Horlicks mysorepaak..? Can't wait to see that n try it…thanx for ur super helpful recipes.

jeyashri suresh June 15, 2016 - 5:00 am

Hi I am holiday and so the delay in reply. Glad u got it right. It generally comes out fantastic. The sugar syrup consistency is the key.

Anonymous July 6, 2016 - 5:08 pm

Hi! J..disaster again…did everything so carefully. .but..I changed..the besan..did 1/2 besan and 1/2 horlicks..also..I think I over did the sugar syrup to softball or more…again got caramels!!! Was so scared that one string was not yet there..and I failed again…will try again after few days….looks like the key is in that one string…I kept testing. .looked like one string…hmmm…

jeyashri suresh July 11, 2016 - 2:43 am

Hi, the sugar consistency is the key, please refer my detailed post on that. i have given the link in the post and also in the steps too. Also use only besan, i have tried with horlicks and not sure about the texture too

Anonymous September 1, 2016 - 7:52 pm

Till now tried this about 12 times, only came out twice!! This is my fav..but y doesn't it work every time. .going nuts…today again like caramel..so I reheated and put a bit of water to melt it back..ouch…now like halwa!!! Tomorrow is my bday..that's y I thought I would try. .no luck..I know it works coz it's come out OK twice..what am I doing wrong. ? Monday I start back on my diet so no more MP!! On the happy side ..it's a real tasty halwa!!

jeyashri suresh September 5, 2016 - 1:47 am

hi sara, Since it came out well 2 times, i think some mistake is happening in the way you are making it. I have tried this many times but never flopped. Will surely post a detailed video on this mysore pak soon ,which will be helpful for you

Anonymous September 6, 2016 - 3:41 pm

Plz. Post video..super helpful..
UPDATE..made it this morning. .came out perfect!!! I think I let the sugar syrup go a Lil more than one string..and used ghee one cup..but not melted..just room temp..whew…will try one more time to make sure..I'm not dreaming. ..thanx..for u r feedback. .I'm also going to try this recipe with fresh almond paste..1 c..1 c sugar..1 c ghee..let's c!! So excited. .that my mysorepa came out good today..thanx..

Radhika Murlidhar Palav October 28, 2016 - 5:37 am

Hi.. my Mysore Pak came out extremely well last time. It was just perfect. However, this time even after cooling down to room temp it's still not setting. Any idea what went wrong?

jeyashri suresh October 30, 2016 - 11:34 pm

The one string consistency must not have come or you have taken it earlier from the pan in the last stage.

hema priya Subramaniam October 29, 2016 - 6:54 am

Hi Jey,
Happy Diwali, Tried Mysorepak . Came out really very good,the video u have shared have really helped me for every step. It tastes like Krishna sweets?. Thank you for the yummy receipe

veganmiss October 26, 2017 - 3:48 pm

Hi Jeyashri, tried this Mysore Pak recipe for this year's Deepavali and it came out very well. Thank you very much.



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