Saturday, October 25

Mysurpa & Ribbon Pakoda - Happy Diwali

WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DIWALI !!!!

Sree Krishna Mysurpa is very famous in Tamilnadu. Unlike the traditional mysurepauk which is porous and a bit hard, this one is soft and melts in ur mouth. I searched for the recipe of mysurpa in the net and Jayashree Govindarajan's recipe attracted me. It was really surprising that this recipe turned out great and melted in my mouth almost like SKS mysurpa. I completely followed her recipe. She had written in tamil and so Iam giving her recipe in English. Thanks Jayashree for the wonderful recipe. I hope you guys would love to try it out sometime.

Ingredients

Gramflour- 1 cup
sugar- 2 1/2 cups
ghee- 2 1/2 cups

Method

Sift the gram flour in a fine seive and dry roast in a pan for 2-3 minutes.
Melt the ghee and keep it ready.
Heat the sugar and water(just add enough water to cover the sugar) in a thick bottomed kadai or a non stick pan for a couple of minutes, until the sugar dissolves completely.
Now add the gram flour slowly in small amounts stirring continuosly so that no lumps are formed. (use a wire whisk if lumps are formed)
When the gram flour starts to boil start adding the ghee little by little.(u can add all the ghee in 4-5 batches). Make sure the flame is simmered and it is important to stir continuously.
After you finish adding all the ghee, continue stirring for some time until the mixture thickens and forms one huge lump without sticking to the sides of the pan. The mixture at this stage will start to become slightly porous and will be in light golden colour.
Its the right time and so remove from fire and quickly pour it on a greased plate. press with a flat bottomed bowl or a spatula evenly. Cut into rectangles or any desired stage when hot.

note

Try making this with pure ghee. If u feel 2 1/2 cups is too much of ghee, you can reduce to 2 cups.

Ribbon Pakoda




Ingredients

Rice flour -4 cups
chutney dal(roasted chana dal/daliya)- 1 cup
Asafoetida- 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
butter- 4 to 5 tsp
chillie powder-2 tsp or acc to taste
oil for deep frying

Method

Grind the chutneydal in the mixie and sieve it. Mix riceflour,dal powder, butter, chilli powder, salt, asafoetida and add enough water to make it into a soft dough. Heat oil in a pan and squeeze the dough from the murukku press(place the mould/plate used for ribbon pakoda) into big circles. Deep fry the pakodas , drain it in paper towel and store in airtight containers when cooled.

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44 comments:

jayasree said...

Yummy combo - mysorepak & pakoda. Both looks perfect.

Cham said...

I made it with less 1/2 cup of sugar. But from cookbook, it tasted exactly like Krishna sweets.
Sweet looks good with the pair of ur ribbon pakoda!
Happy Diwali to u & ur family

Divya Vikram said...

Delicious festival treats..Happy Diwali!

DEESHA said...

MysorePak looks yum N i love those ribbon pakodas .. Wishing U & UR family A very Happy Deepavali

indosungod said...

Happy Deepavali! Prema.

kamala said...

Happy Diwali Prema..My fav sweet Mysurpa..Like cham said I too make with 2 cups of ghee and sugar..Both looks soooo good.

Priya said...

Wow Mysurpak n ribbon pakoda tempting treats..looks delicious..Happy Diwali to u..

Laavanya said...

Your mysurpa is just perfect Prema and I love ribbon pakoda - great diwali treats :) Wishing you a very happy Deepavali.

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely entries Prema...Wish you a very happy Deepavali.

Bharathy said...

Wow!..girls living abroad making sweets and Karam at home and Lazy girls like me ordering the same out for the festival.. :)!..

Happy Diwali to you and family, Prema! :)

Usha said...

The mysore pa looks just like the krishna sweets one...your ribbon pakoda looks perfect too,loved the idea of using just pottu kadalai mavu instead of besan....

Usha said...

Happy diwali to you and your family...

Uma said...

mmm. you're tempting me with these yummy treats! I love mysore pak and ribbon pakoda! Looks so delicious.

Wishing you and your family a happy diwali!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi,
Perfect snack and sweet for Diwali.
Looks so perfect...

Wish u a happy Diwali!!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks perfect prema! Happy diwali!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

Mysore pak look so yummy!! I tried to make them with 2 tbsp of ghee and came out like halwa.. :)

Wish you a very Happy Diwali!

Punam said...

Hello Prema,
U have a nice blog. I am visiting ur blog after a lonng time, and incidentally, my Diwali special recipe was also Mysore Pak. Here's wishing u a very Happy Diwali..

sra said...

Hello, Prema, how are you? A very happy Deepavali to you!

Jayashree said...

Hope you had a wonderful Diwali. The mysurpa truly does look melt-in-the-mouth.

Priti said...

Hey Prema, Wish you and family Happy & Prosperous Diwali...Mysurpa looks so delicious..love KS mysurpa..pakoda is just perfect combo..Thanks for the yummy entries

Yasmeen said...

Tasty festive food,Happy Diwali!

Sagari said...

mysorepak looks soo yummm prema

Sujatha said...

Yummy Snacks.. I also made ribbon pakodas! Happy Diwali..

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Vandana Rajesh said...

Nice combination of a sweet and savory. Love the nicetexture of ur mysore pak...looks like the krishna sweets one...will give this one a try.

PJ said...

Hi Prema..Came across ur blog today..This mysorepa surely reminds me of SKS..yummm...I got something for u in my blog @ http://seduceyourtastebuds.blogspot.com/2008/11/its-award-time.html

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hi I happened to stumble into your blog... You have an inspiring space... Nice Mysurpa and Ribbon Pakoda's

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Andhra Flavors said...

maysorepak looks perfect. your paneer butter masala method is good. I too, prepare this with boiled onion.

Veda said...

hi prema,
urs is one of the nice blogs that i visit often. i've tried many of ur recipes.. have turned out well.. but 've not posted a comment i think.. this mysurpa i tried soon after u posted.. i myself cudnt believe..since i'm new 2 making sweets.. it was awesome.. thanx prema..

Sharmi said...

hi Prema, are you on a break? hope all is well!

Saravanan said...

Hi ladies,

Can i check with you guys, if the measurements are made using the standard pyrex measuring cups?

Sanghi said...

yummmmyyy..mouth-watering mysurpa.. I wannt to taste it now. Ribbon pakoda is perfect.
Do visit my site..!

sra said...

Happy New Year, Prema!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Happy New Year to You Prema!

spicelover said...

looks delicious,yummy combination..

Raaga said...

both look so perfect :-)

Jamie said...

Hi Prema! Wow, it has been such a long time since I have been on here, and it looks like you have been just as busy as I have. Happy Belated New Year my friend!

meenushekar said...

prema,
I tried this recipe and it came almost like SKS mysurpa.
Thanks a bunch for this recipe.

AMIT said...

Wow so yummy.

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Preethi Sriram said...

Hey Prema,

Really awesome recipes and wow.
I loved the way you presented your recipes. very inspiring and i really interested to try out allyour recipes. I/m Preethi. /i have started a new food blog and i wanted and wish you to visit mine and let me know some comments to improve it . my blog id is http://preethisculinary.blogspot.com

kalpana said...

Jai

I liked the great combo and really going to try it thanks u

Kalpana

tillu said...

i dont know whats wrong but it didnt come out good.... do oyu have any other recipes...