Saturday, January 1, 2011
Cashew Mysore Pak
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous 2011!!
Since this is my first post of 2011,I wanted to start with a sweet note.I tried this sweet and came out very well.Ive made Mysore pak before.But this is the first time I tried cashew Mysore pak.This is a recipe of Mrs Chitra Viswanathan of Indusladies.Iam amazed by her cooking skills ranging from the traditional Tamil Brahmin recipes to International recipes.She is an inspiration to amateur cooks like me.
When my mom was here last year,she made this mysorepak and it came out perfect.So I mustered my courage to try out this new Mysore pak recipe.
Powdered Cashew - 1 cup
Besan/Gram flour - 1/3 cup
Sugar - 1 3/4 cup
Ghee - 1 cup melted
Water - 2 cups
Fry the besan in 2 tsp of ghee .Mix the cashew powder and besan in melted ghee and stir till no lumps are found.
Boil the sugar and water to 1 string consistency.That is if you pour the syrup from a ladle,a string appears from the tip of the ladle.
Add the cashew-besan-ghee mixture into the sugar syrup.
Keep on stirring till it becomes a solid mass and it leaves the sides of the pan.
Pour the contents into a greased plate.When slightly cool,cut into desired shapes.
Store in airtight containers.