Mysore pak is a sweet dish of Karnataka, India, usually served as a dessert. It is made with generous amounts of ghee (clarified butter), sugar and gram flour. Pak or Paka in Kannada means the sugar syrup or, generally, paka also refers to a dish or cooking.
Legend is that Mysore pak was first created in the kitchens of the Mysore Palace by a palace cook named Kakasura Madappa. The cook at the Palace kitchen simply made a concoction of besan, ghee and sugar. The sweet that was formed delighted the royalties so much so that it became a “Royal Sweet”. When asked for its name, Madappa simply called it the ‘Mysore pak,’ a delicacy from the Mysore Palace. The King relished the sweet so much that he got Madappa to set up a shop outside the palace grounds so that it could be made available to common people.
Where to buy : Available in most of the sweet shops in Mysuru