The festive season is on and Lord Ganesha has arrived. I have been seeing my friends making lots of sweets and desserts as offering to the God. Though Modak has a huge significance with the festival but apart from that there are various home made delicious sweets that can be offered to the Lord and make him happy. One of them is fresh home made aromatic Mysore Paak …Mysore pak is a rich sweet dish prepared in butter, from Southern India, usually served as dessert. It originated in Mysore. It is made of generous amounts of ghee, sugar, gram flour, and often cardamom. [source-wikipedia]
Mysore pak was first prepared in the kitchens of the Mysore Palace by a palace cook named Kakaasura Madappa out of the above ingredients.The cook at the mysore Palace kitchen simply made a concoction of gram flour, ghee and sugar. When asked its name, Madappa obviously didn’t have its name in mind, so he simply called it the ‘Mysore pak’. Pak (or paka, more precisely), in Sanskrit and other Indian vernaculars, means sweet. It is traditionally served in weddings and other festivals of southern India. It is very popular in baby showers too. [source-wikipedia]
The aroma of desi ghee when combined with gram flour is simply amazing. Well i got this recipe from one of my old neighbor lady who used to make this delicacy in every special occasion of her house. The Golden beauty that simply melts in mouth leaves stains of Ghee all over your hands is something i could die for. After making it today, i am totally in love with this Indian sweet.