Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Mother's day!

Finally the State exam is over. Oh boy, I feel much relaxed as if I am the one who did the test. Truly, I don't even remember my school days exam! My third grader was so excited that he could eat the “restricted” ice cream from today. I controlled him not to touch certain food, fear that he could catch cold, fever, etc.. Ah! What a mom I am don't you think? Be a mom, you will know!

Being a Mom is a wonderful feeling, responsibility and evergreen relationship! One can fully realize when she took her own turn. Mom performs all the professions. You have seen her opting so well as a teacher, nurse, chauffeur, cook, counselor, etc… Will you agree now, being a mom is the toughest Job on earth? Each and every women dream to become MOM one day. I wish if you are not and Happy Mother’s Day to All.

Mysore pak is very traditional Indian sweet, loads of pure ghee and sugar consistency is a key success! Not to forgot the muscle work to keep stirring! Dedicating this sweet to all MOM. My mom adores sweet but she never attempted in her kitchen! The recipe is originated from Mallika Badrinath 200 Sweets book. I replaced the Vanaspati and oil with ghee! It is a very very old picture so bear with me.

Mysore pak



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    Mysore Pak




Ingredients:


Besan flour / Bengal gram flour: 1 cup
Sugar: 2 cups
Water: ½ cup
Ghee/clarified butter:  1 cup
Vanaspati/dalda/shortening:  ¾ cup (I used Ghee)
Oil: ¼ cup (I used Ghee)

Method:
Add a tbsp. of ghee in besan flour and mix well in the flour.
Heat the ghee in separate bowl, it should be hot! If using vanaspati and oil mix with ghee.
Mix the sugar and water in big heavy pan. Heat and remove any impurity by filtering in fine mesh.
Wash the pan, pour the sugar syrup, keep in medium heat.

Syrup consistency
Take a small bowl of water: to test the sugar threads consistency. When it starts to thicken, take a little syrup in spoon and drop in water bowl. If you roll the sugar syrup in water bowl, it should form a shape and should be soft. Taking out of water, the syrup should not hold the shape.
At this stage, sprinkle the besan flour and mix well. When the syrup and flour are well mixed and come together, add the hot ghee , one ladle at the time. Keep adding the mixture of flour sugar will absorb all the ghee.
Keep stirring after adding all the ghee, the mixture will start bubbling/foaming .  Next, the ghee will start to ooze out. At this stage,  take out the sweet and pour in a greased plate or tray.
When the sweet is still warm cut into rectangle size (that is traditional way) like in picture.

Note: if you want the soft mysore pak, the syrup should be perfect do not let it harden/boil longer .


I am sending this sweet to Shabitha's event: Celebrating Mom
Don’t underestimate, not an easy sweet to attempt!

Sending to another event: Celebrating Mother's Day Event

52 comments:

Pari said...

That's a yum sweet to celebrate mother's day, I refreshed thrice but could not view the pic.
I have promised my young one that I will make an ice cream for him the day he finishes exams.I do understand how it's being a Mom.:-)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Happy Mothers day! Perfect way to celebrate the occassion with ur lovely mysore pak!

Cham said...

Pari: Sorry 4 the trouble, hope It is viewable now.

Priya said...

Happy mother's day cham..I never know mother's value until i became a mother..mysore pak luks perfect and delicious..

Sonia said...

I heard a lot about Mysore Pak...something similar with our sweets too. I knw making the sugar syrup at right consistency is very hard and needs a perfect guidance from our elders. How I wish I could a piece from ur pic here. :)
Happy Mother's Day to you too!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Happy Mother's day and the sweet has come out really nice,bet it tastes great ... Never attempted before!

notyet100 said...

wish u the same,quiet true its the toughest job to handle,..;-)
mysore pak looks so perfect..

Priya said...

Mysorepak, a hard task for me, i never wanted to make myself at home..thats a fantastic sweet to celebrate Mother's day..Urs turned out beautifully Cham..

Meena said...

I have yet to make the perfect mysore pak...your version looks really delish...happy Mothers Day to you!

Happy Cook said...

Totally agree about the whole post, i think beeing a mom is wonderful. And mysore pak is my all time favourite Indian sweet, i made this years ago and daugther and I ate them in few days, she doesn't have any side effect, but i have it has just sticked to my hipps itself :-)
Happy Mother's day.

Nandini said...

Happy Mother's Day! Mysore Pak looks delicious! Perfect way to celebrate.

sowmya's creative saga said...

Happy mother's day..mysore pak looks yumm..

Soma Pradhan said...

hey u made the maysore pak at home...lovely man....

Preeti Kashyap said...

hey...that is one perfect mysore pak cham! Happy mother's day to you too sweets!

P.s:- Do participate in my ongoing event in my blog.

Asha said...

I know what you mean! Not easy to be a mother at all. Every time kids go thru' something like fever or exams, we are right there equally or more!:D

Got the daughter back from college last night, sorting and washing loads of clothes today. Can't believe first year is over already!

Mysore Pak for Mother's day is perfect!! Have a great day on Sunday. I will see you again on Monday. Hugs to you my friend! :))

Usha said...

Happy Mothers Day ! The mysore pak looks perfect, great way to celebrate Mothers day...

Rachana Kothari said...

Thats such a SWEET way to celebrate Mothers day! Absolutely delicious Cham!

Have a great weekend!

Bong Mom said...

Happy Mother's Day Cham.

You scare me. BS is going to have state exams from next year, so I can breathe easy this time.

I love, love, love mysore pak

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum...

Panchpakwan said...

Ohh wow thats so yummy maysore pak... Happy Mother's day.
This sweet recipe need lot of pratice and patince..and everything depends on the syrup...
Hats off!!!

I too celeberting mother day event..if possible do send this yummy recipe!

Curry Leaf said...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.I agree with you -being a mom is the TOUGHEST job.Love the sweet but never attempted myself.

SE said...

nice way to celebrate !! happy mothers day, enjoy !!

kitchen queen said...

happy mothers day,its a loving tribute for all the sacrifices and love they have showered on us till today.The mysore pak is a lovely sweet gift for a mother.It looks perfect and tempting.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Wow!!That's a wonderful write up and yummy Mysore Pak.I have never tried it at home...Happy Mother's Day..

Thanks a ton for the entry Cham..

Gulmohar said...

Happy mother's day to you too !!! I do understand a mom's concerns, for sure :-) Mysore pak looks too good...

roopa said...

Mysore Pak has come out perfect Cham :) Looks like the shop made variety :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

Happy mother's day dear

Shama Nagarajan said...

wonderful sweet...looks perfect..my favourite too

Apu said...

Delicious Mysore Pak!! Lovely way to celebrate Mother's Day!!

Srimathi said...

HAHHAHAH! I am glad that the exams are over for your son. I can see all the stress in your post. Happy Mother' day. I love mysore pak. Somehow it tastes better in India.

SS said...

Hey Cham.. Happy Mothers Day!! :) Moms have to worry so much about kids.. You sound like a good Mom! Big kudos! :)

Your Mysore Pak looks lovely! I have never tried making it at home. Sounds tricky.. Mom used to make it. Yours looks perfect!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Happy Mother's Day Cham...mysorepak looks so perfect and delicious :)

Padma said...

Happy Mother's day to you Cham. Mysore pak looks superb and very tempting.

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Wow...perfect sweet for mother's day cham.....mysore pak has come out very well...nice presentation:)

Yasmeen said...

Perfect sweet treat to celebrate the special day.I'm equally restrictive at times with certain foods.Happy Mother's day to you too :D

ruchikacooks said...

Looks so delicious, wish I had some now! Happy Mother's day :)

rekhas kitchen said...

Oooooohhhh perfect looks so mouthwatering and Happy Mothers day to you Cham I agree with being a mother is a wonder ful thing in the world....

Suma Rajesh said...

happy mother's day cham..mysore pak looks perfect.

Dershana said...

sinful, delectable mysorepak! yeah, mommying is a full time, 24 hr affair! enjoying it!

Anu said...

Happy Mothers day!! Yummy mysorepak..

PJ said...

oh I agree, being a mom is sure the toughest thing of all, but you seem to do it all so effortlessly! the mysore pak looks delicious and a very happy mother's day to you.

Parita said...

Happy mothers' day dear, mysore pak looks delectable!

SathyaSridhar said...

Happy Mother's day dear..Perfect festive sweet dear came out soo good like Krishna sweets..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

perfect mysore paks

M D said...

Mysore Pak is one of my favorites. Looking deliciously good. Happy mother's day!

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SathyaSridhar said...

I use to come n see ur parota before now mysore pak,,i like these 2 recipes dear,,daily coming n get darshan of these 2 recipes.

shriya said...

Happy mother's day cham !!!
I am die hard fan of mysore pak, esp the krishna sweets mysore pak.
Yours look soo perfect and moisture. And it looks delectable. Bookmarked it.

Veggie Belly said...

mysore pak is one of my all time favorite sweets and always reminds me of diwali back home! yum! cant wait to try this!

Uma said...

hey dear Cham! how are you? Long time no see :) Glad to know that you tried gongura pachadi and liked it. So nice of you!!

Mysore Pak came out perfect. Mine always turn into halwa :)

meena said...

Hi Mam,
I made Mysore pak as per ur instructions, and my goodness. It was yummy. I got soo much appreciation from my family members. Thank u soo much. I am a great fan of u.
Meena.

Cham said...

Meena:Glad that u tried my recipe and the family enjoyed ur sweet. I really appreciate that u took the time to leave ur thoughts :)