The thought of diwali celebration during childhood and festivities associated that makes me feel truly nostalgic.No festival is complete without sweets and this time mom in law made yummy mysore pak. So without much further ado, the recipe for delicious mysore pak follows...
1 cup besan/ chick pea flour
11/2 cup sugar
1 cup ghee
Dry roast the chickpea flour for about 2-3 minutes so that the raw smell disappears.Sift the flour to get rid of lumps and set it aside.
Grease a tray with ghee and set aside.
Now take a nonstick pan and add sugar and water enough to cover the sugar. Boil this mixture on a medium flame stirring continuously until it reaches a string consistency. You can test this by taking a little mixture between your thumb and index finger; a string will be formed.
Now start adding the flour slowly stirring continuously.Keep stirring on medium flame until the mixture turns smooth and well blended .
Now start adding the ghee slowly and stirring continuously. Cook until the mixture becomes frothy and all the ghee is consumed.At this stage the mixture will not be sticky at all.The mixture will start leaving the sides and if you move the ladle across the centre of the pan it will make a clear path. The color of the mixture also will change from bright yellow to brownish yellow.
At this point you can get the aroma of genuine mysore pak. Turn off the gas and pour the mixture on the greased plate and allow to cool.
When firm cut into desired shape and serve.