Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MYSORE PAK-RAKSHA BANDHAN SPECIAL



Hi
Raksha bandhan is such a special day to me and my family. Raksha bandhan is a festival dedicated to celebrate the love between brothers and sisters.On this special occasion i decided to make the traditional mysore pak instead of usual chocolates.Though my brothers are away and not here in Chennai, i can still wish them through my blog( they can see it and feel it:-)

Wishing my brothers a very happy raksha bandhan

INGREDIENTS

Gram flour/Besan 1 cup

sugar 2 cups

brown butter 2- 2 1/2 cups( ghee)

cardamom powder 1 tsp

water 1/4 cup



PREPARATION

In a pan take 2 tbsps of brown butter or ghee , heat a little and add the gram flour to it and fry for few minutes till the raw smell subsides and a good aroma comes out.Transfer it to a plate and let it cool.

In the same pan add the sugar and the water and heat it on a medium flame till the sugar dissolves

Now add the fried gram flour and mix it thoroughly. You need to be a little careful here, because the flour tends to forms lumps, when whisked thoroughly it forms a homogeneous mixture

continue to cook till small bubbles appears on the surface. At this point add the ghee in small quantities and continue to stir till all the ghee is absorbed.

After 10 to 12 minutes of cooking on a slow flame, the mixture tends to leave the sides of the pan, now add the cardamom powder and pour it on a prepared plate.

To check the consistency, --
1.big bubbles start appearing at the center,
2. when u take the mixture and try to pour it forms a thick slush and forms a sheet like when poured

Cool a little and cut into small squares

Yummy mysore pak ready to be served .

This is the RAKHI THALI that my daughter prepared for her brothers.Here is VIBHA wishing her brothers aditya , vivek , hari and prithu"A VERY HAPPY RAKSHA BANDHAN"



Mysore pak is a sweet dish of Karnataka ans is usually served as a dessert. So this goes as my submission to this months SUGAR HIGH FRIDAY hosted by ELISSA with the theme
BROWNED BUTTER