Mysore Pak

We made this absolutely delicious mysore pak to test out our homemade ghee! It’s got the right amount of texture and sweetness! Using a ratio idea of the ingredients it’s as simple as:

  • (2) ghee
  • (2) sugar
  • (1) water
  • (1) besan gram flour
  • pinch of salt.

Basically, always use half of what you used for the ghee for the water and besan gram flour- and use the same amount of sugar for the amount you used for the ghee. Always use a pinch of salt to help add extra depth to the flavour. You can also add spices to increase the flavour as well- cardamon is commonly used.

Mysore pak
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Mysore Pak Recipe

Depending on how you prepare the mysore pak it will either take more time or less. We created our own ghee for this recipe but if your ghee is solid you will have to heat it up before you use it.

Make sure that you scrape the bottom of the pot while you cook it since you will get some of the flour burnings! We ended up with a few black parts on the pot!

Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak

Josh N.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 19 mins
Total Time 44 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 persons


  • 200 ml ghee uses the ghee from our ghee recipe.
  • 100 grams besan gram flour 1:2 in ratio of flour to ghee
  • 200 grams sugar 1:1 in ratio of sugar to ghee
  • 100 ml water 1:2 in ratio of water to sugar
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Add the sugar and water into a pot then put onto medium heat until dissolved then set on medium-high to thicken into a syrup.
    sugar dissolving in water
  • Add the freshly made ghee into the pot; stir fast.
    ghee added to the sugar water
  • Add the besan gram flour into the pot after a few minutes of stirring the ghee and sugar. Rapidly stir at medium-high or high-low heat.
    besan gram flour added to ghee sugar
  • When the mixture gets thick and gets darker- it's done. Pour onto a square tray lined with baking paper.
    mysore pak mixture
  • Enjoy and serve after half an hour to set!
    Mysore Pak


Keyword confectionary, dessert, ghee, mysore, mysore pak, pak, sweet


If you want to find other recipes that use besan gram flour (chickpea flour), we did besan ki roti’s which is simply gram flour flatbread (for those of you who don’t know what a roti is! :P). If you want to see more of a visual-based recipe; we have a YouTube channel where we post our short version recipes!

This recipe is also available on our Hard Times podcast which has recently expanded into a general cooking podcast. The podcast embed is below and we hope that you enjoy the recipes shown in the podcast and of course- as always; enjoy cooking!