Mysore Pak stands tall for being a love language for many sweet tooths. Not just the sweet cravings, but this delectable dessert from the South has a special place in the hearts of desis. Now, it turns out the lip-smacking taste of Mysore Pak has earned it international fame. This is after Taste TasteAtlas crowned the much-loved Mysore Pak as one of the "Best Street Food Sweets in the World". On a list of the top 50 best street food sweets in the world, Mysore Pak indeed made India proud by standing in 14th place. Never tried Mysore Pak? Then you are really missing out on the bomb of flavours. Mysore Pak is prepared using gram flour, ghee and sugar. It is widely loved for its melt-in-your-mouth texture.
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The History Behind Mysore Pak
The legend has it that Mysore Pak's evolution goes back to 1935. One day, King Krishna Raja Wodeyar was ready to have his lunch. So Mysore palace's chief chef Madappa, after completing the preparation of all the courses of a royal meal, noticed that one spot on royal thali was vacant. Witnessing that Madappa began experimenting by adding gram flour with ghee and sugar to make a syrup. But by the time, the King was done with his lunch, that experimented dish cooled down to become a cake. While serving it, Madappa was hesitant but he did it anyway. To his surprise, the experiment delighted the King, and while eating it he questioned what it was. The chef nervously named it 'Mysore Paka'. In Kannada, paka means a sweet concoction.
How To Make Mysore Pak
Did you know that you can prepare the recipe in less than 25 minutes? If you have plans on making Mysore Pak, you need to have four ingredients with you-1 cup of sugar, a cup of water, a cup of gram flour and two cups of ghee. Follow this easy Mysore Pak recipe.