Monday, October 29, 2012

Microwave Mysore Pak

Recipe Source: Indus Ladies
Though the texture and taste may not be exactly same as the traditional mysore pak, this recipe is definitely worth a try for 2 reasons
The amount of ghee used is nearly half compared to the traditional recipe
It just takes 5 minutes and you just dont need to worry about the sugar syrup consistency!

The taste was absolutely delicious.

Besan flour: 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar: 1 cup
Ghee: 1/2 cup
Milk: 2 tsp

Sift the besan and keep it ready.

Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a pan and slightly fry the besan

Heat the remaining ghee in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds in microwave

Now add the fried besan, milk and sugar and mix well without lumps

Microwave this mixture for about 2-3 minutes. Mine got done in 2 minutes.(This really depends on the microwave)
The mixture should become porous. That is the consistency we should look for

Pour in a greased pan and allow to cool for 10 minutes.Cut into desired shapes


  • The original recipe did not call for frying the besan. I fried this to eliminate the raw smell of besan
  • I used confectioners powdered sugar. I am not sure if the regular sugar would work. The confectioners sugar had some binding ingredients
  • Remove from microwave once the mixture becomes porous. I tried this recipe before and I heated for 3 minutes. Around 1/4 cup of ghee got separated and the mysore pak was almost brittle. So check for the mixture every 30 seconds


  1. got nice mysore pak and made this so easy and quick using oven... neat presentation

  2. Mysore pak in microwave is new to me.. Love it..
    Neat presentation.

  3. that is easy nd looks fab too...

  4. look yummy!delicious microwave version

  5. wow..perfect mysore pak in a microwave..??This i have got to try!! Its always a tedious process over gas..I have not tried it so far but have seen my mom do it..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. Wow MW mysore pak came out seriously awesome.

  7. mysore pak in mv sounds easy n looks yummy

  8. Quick and delicious version for mysore paks...

  9. Not only i made it and it was awesome, recommend to friends and family too.

  10. looks yummy and delicious..this recipe inspired me to try ..

  11. This recipe is a keeper .Made it today and my husband thought i made it the traditional way like i usually do.Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

  12. Hi.
    U mite want to check anithacookes.blogspotDOTcom for microwave mysore pak recipe.its been lifted exactly off urs.word to word.hers dates to 2013.may be lady doesnt know how to paraphrase:)

    1. Checked the site. I am happy that someone was inspired by my recipes.But the sad part is the entire recipe is lifted word by word without a credit -(
      Thanks for letting me know though...