Mysore Pak was first made at the time of Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV around 1935. According to several sources, it is said that one day when the Royal chef was asked to prepare several sweets, he tried to add a new sweet by trying to cook gram flour (Besan) in ghee and the king, Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV apparently loved it so much that he named the sweet the royal sweet of Mysore!

If you have lived or travelled to South India, anywhere remotely close to Mysore, you must have heard of and tried one Mysore Pak! Made with gram flour (Besan) and ghee, this Indian sweet is a people-favourite for its crumbly texture that melts in the mouth and leaves you wanting more. Mysore Pak today is sold all over the country as that’s how popular this sweet is. Often in attendance at most Indian festivals, Mysore Pak can be made in your very own kitchen! 

Follow this detailed Mysore Pak recipe made with Aashirvaad Svasti Ghee to make this mouth-watering dish. Aashirvaad Svasti Ghee is a high-quality pure cow ghee that is perfectly golden, granular, and aromatic. Aashirvaad Svasti Ghee is available in your nearest grocery stores and online on ITC Store. 

Recipe information:

  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Serves: 4-6


  • 3 cup Aashirvaad Svasti Ghee
  • 1 cup Besan/ Gram flour
  • Baking Soda
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • Water


  • First things first, heat 2 ½ cup Aashirvaad Svasti Ghee in a vessel on medium flame
  • Once hot enough, roast Besan or Gram flour in it till it stops looking raw
  • In another vessel, cook water and sugar together to make a sugar syrup
  • Stop the flame once the syrup reaches one string consistency
  • Mix the ghee and Besan mixture with the sugar syrup till it becomes thick
  • Pour in the remaining ghee and mix well 
  • In a glazed dish, pour in this mixture and set aside for an hour
  • Finally, once set, cut it into squares and enjoy your homemade Mysore Pak!

Some important points to keep in mind

  • Make sure to give Besan full attention as there are chances that it could burn
  • Use high quality pans for this recipe as they require a lot of heat
  • Make sure to use the quantities mentioned above and double or triple it accordingly if you want to achieve the right texture
  • Using random proportions of ingredients can lead to varying textures

Happy cooking!