Mysore pak

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Mysore pak
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Course Dessert
Place of origin India
Region or state Southern India
Main ingredients Ghee, sugar, gram flour
Cookbook:Mysore pak  Mysore pak

Mysore pak is a rich sweet dish prepared in butter, from Southern India, usually served as dessert. It originated in Karnataka[citation needed]. It is made of generous amounts of ghee, sugar and gram flour.


Mysore pak was first created in the kitchens of the Mysore Palace by a palace cook named Kakasura Madappa out of the above ingredients. The cook at the Mysore Palace kitchen simply made a concoction of gram flour, ghee and sugar. When asked its name, Madappa obviously didn't have its name, so he simply called it the ‘Mysore pak’.[1] It is traditionally served in weddings, and other festivals of southern India. It's very popular in baby showers too.