Thursday, March 8, 2012

Microwave Mysore Pak


Preparing Indian sweets, especially burfis is something that I shy away. I would rather prepare a Halwa than a burfi. Preparing burfis is no easy job. You need to know exactly when the mixture is ready to be transferred to the greased plate else you may end up with a halwa or a sweet powdery substance.

In one of my previous posts I have mentioned about my grandfather who was an expert in preparing sweets. I still remember him squeezing out the flower pattern of the Jangiri with so much ease and expertise. His other famous sweet was the Mysore Pak, not the soft ones but the authentic porous melt in the mouth Mysore paks. Mysore pak is one sweet where you need to know just the right time to transfer the mixture. Further attempts of keeping it on the flame and stirring again result only in an inferior quality of the sweet. I don’t have the courage to try my hand at it.

The other day, while talking to my SIL, I came to know about this easy to make Mysore Pak. She told me, it gets ready within 10 minutes in a microwave. I was very excited and tried it out immediately. But something somewhere went wrong, and I ended up with a crumbly mixture. I was not the one to give up, I tried it again a few days later and this time I got it right. The timing mentioned in the recipe is for about 200 gms of Besan. The first time I tried with half the quantity but used the same timing. I guess that would have been the reason for the disaster.

Here comes the recipe:

Makes about 25 pieces
What you’ll need

  1. Besan/Kadala Maavu – 1 Cup
  2. Sugar – 1 ½ Cup
  3. Ghee/Clarified Butter – ½ Cup
  4. Water – ½ Cup

Method

  1. In a bowl, mix the besan and ghee and keep aside.
  2. Grease a plate and keep ready.
  3. Add the sugar and ½ cup of water in a microwave safe bowl and cook on Microwave High for 5 Minutes.
  4. Within these 5 minutes, remove the bowl after 2 and ½ minutes and stir once. Place again and cook for the remaining time.
  5. Check for one string consistency. Once the syrup has reached the one string consistency, remove from microwave and add the besan – ghee mix and mix everything very well.
  6. Place in the microwave and cook for about 3 minutes.
  7. Pour into the greased plate and flatten.
  8. With a sharp knife, cut into pieces. Let it cool and then remove the pieces.
Oven timings may vary depending on the power of your oven.





Note:
While preparing the sugar syrup, keep stirring once or ever twice, for the sugar to dissolve fully and to attain one string consistency.
If the syrup exceeds the one string consistency, then your mixture may crumble and become powdery.
While transferring into the greased plate, you'll see that the mixture is a porous texture as it falls into the plate. That means you have removed it at the right time, else cook for few seconds more.

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31 comments:

Suja Manoj said...

Looks awesome, never tried in microwave,nice recipe..thanks for sharing.

Spice up the Curry said...

I never tried in microwave. Looks amazing
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Hema said...

Ooh, this looks so easy, and it has come out so perfectly..

Aarthi said...

Awesome Recipe Dear..Bookmarking it to try soon..

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Awesome looking Mysore Pak. A Very Happy Holi to you.

Deepa
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Chandrani said...

Delicious mysore pak. Happy holi to u and ur family.

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maha said...

awesome..u made it perfectly........vl try this....
Maha

faseela said...

Kaveri, thanx a ton for sharing this dear......I will try within this week itself......super dear

Vimitha Anand said...

Oh looks so easy... Definitely gonna try this... Yummy one...
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Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

never tried in microwave awesome..perfectly done...

Rasi said...

wow! u have taken making sweets to another level.. u were so right when u say we need to know the right time when to take it out..so refrain from doing this..microwave one sounds good..looks superb..bookmarked :)

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Sobha Shyam said...

wow, mysore pak in microwave...sounds great n yum...will surely try this out dear..Thanx a lot for linking another yummy entry :)

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Julie said...

Very delicious n yummy,bookmarking this..I can't believe these diamond shaped ones in microwave,super lovely ones!!

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sangee vijay said...

mysore pak come out perfectly...never tried it in MW...well presented too!!
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Kalpana Sareesh said...

Awesome mw version of mysorepak..

Vidhya said...

Its so hard to believe that you made them in MW looks so perfect gotta try this soon.

Prathibha said...

gud 1...never thought of making in mw

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks perfect Kaveri.When I googled for Microwave mysore pak I got one recipe but I was very sketpical about trying it as I never belived that burfis can be made in MW.Now I got confidence seeing your recipe. Will definetly try this

Roshni said...

wow.. easy mysore pak is something lot of ppl look forward to. i am yet to post my mysore pak recipe. will have to do it soon. got inspired

Chandrani said...

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Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowww.. looks delicious.. never tried the microwave version..
wr u in Palakad? i have lots of friends in pkd.. and i studied from Coimbatore.. i used to come to PKD to see malayalam movies at that time

Archana said...

Looks delicious. Never tried the micro way.

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very perfect mysore paks, nice idea of making in microwave

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks superb.

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Priya dharshini said...

mysore pak luks very perfect..i never tried it before

Maayeka said...

very delicious and tempting..nice idea to make in the microwave..thanks for sharing this recipe..

Amina Khaleel said...

wow... mysore pak in a microwave... great idea... looks fabulous.. bookmarked..

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious to snack looks wonderful

Ramya said...

this recipe sounds so easy..gotta try

Priya Yallapantula said...

Got to give this a try, sounds yummy !!!

Srinivasan Family said...

website is awesome - Great job - bookmarked this site

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