Friday, October 10, 2014

Microwave mysore pak - மைக்ரொவேவ் மைசூர்பாக் - Low Calorie Version - Step by step - Diwali special

   This is one easy sweet, which "Chithra Viswananthan" gave the recipe, one day on her "Facebook" page. I noted it and was waiting for a right occasion. What else can be so special , than Diwali. The microwave version was very easy. No hassle of taking string consistancy. This can be whipped within 5 to 6 minutes. Since we have used less ghee, it is so healthy too. For me 2 cups of sugar was way too much, so I used 1 /2 cups of sugar. You can increase or decrease the sugar level according to your taste. Try this and let me know, how it turned out.

Check my Sree Krishna Sweets style Mysore paa recipe here



Preparation time : 5 mins
Cooking time : 10 mins approx
Yield : 12 pieces

Ingredients:
1.Besan flour - 1 cup
2.Sugar - 2 cups or less. ( I used 11/2 cups of sugar )
3.Ghee - 3/4 cup
4.Sugar - 1 tsp ( to sprinkle on top )
5.Saffron strands - to garnish.
6.Water - 1/2 cup

Method:

* Take a big microwave safe bowl. Add ghee to it and melt it in the microwave for 1 minute. The bowl should be big, if not there are chances for the mysore pak to over flow.


* Grease, a square tin with ghee. Now add the sieved besan flour  to the melted ghee and whisk it. Whisking is necessary, to get a lump free mysore pak. Add the besan flour ,when the ghee is hot, it will partially fry the besan. remove the besan + ghee mixture to another pan.

* In the same bowl, add sugar and water. Microwave for 1 minute or 2 . Mix it thoroughly, till the sugar is melted well. Microwave settings vary from one to another. The goal for us is, to dissolve the sugar. We can also use powdered sugar, instead of  granulated. This way, the sugar will melt easily. But always use less powder sugar, compared to the granulated. Say for example,instead of using 2 cups of granulated sugar, we can use 1 cup of powdered sugar. 


* Now add the besan mixture to the sugar syrup and whisk. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring in between .

* Microwave for another 2 minutes ,stirring in between.You will see , the mixture loosing moisture. After 1 more minute, the mysore pak will reach this consistancy, that is, when we take the mixture in our wet hands, we should be able to make a small ball out of it. This is the right consistancy. If you want , we can microwave for 1 more minute, to get a honeycomb texture. But  I stopped at totall of 5 minutes for the besan to cook. Roughly, your mysore pak will be ready by 4 - 5minutes, after the besan is mixed with sugar syrup.

* Transfer the content immediately to the greased tin. Flatten it using the back of the spoon. The spoon should also be greased. Sprinkle some sugar on top. Cut the mysore pak, partially, when it is still warm. Cool the mysore pak and cut them completely. Store the mysore pak in air tight container. It will stay fresh for atleas a week on the counter top.






Notes:
* The besan mixture should be mixed every now and then, while microwaving.
* We can also use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar.
* The ghee can be increased , if you want a melt in mouth mysore pak.
* We can also line the square tin with butter paper, it will be easy for the mysore pak to come out.
* We can also use melted ghee.


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2 comments:

Veena Theagarajan said...

if making sweets become so easy how to be on diet.. Looks perfect

Julie said...

yummy!

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