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Microwave Mysore Pak

 Published 2014-Oct-22   Updated 2016-Jun-25

- Submitted by Dahlia

(10 Minute Mysore Pak, Instant Mysore Pak, Instant Sweet Ideas)

Microwave Mysore Pak

Mysore pak is a famous sweet that originated in Mysore, Karnataka. It is made with just simple 3 ingredients that is probably on hand with everyone.The recipe for the traditional stove top method of making Mysore Pak is already posted by my friend Raji. You need a little practice while making it on stove top since the batter splatters a lot.

This microwave mysore pak recipe was shared with me by one of my close friend who has a sweet tooth. She enjoys making and eating small portions of instant desserts almost everyday. Any time you go her house even uninvited, she would be ready with something sweet. Its a pleasure to enjoy warm snacks or sweets right? 

The microwave mysore pak recipe is an instant one and is perfect for unexpected guests or sudden sweet cravings. If you have all the ingredients ready, it takes just < 3 minutes of cooking time. Of course, you can also make it for festivals also with minimal effort. No one will know that you just made it in less than 10 minutes. The 10 minutes includes the preparation, cooking and setting time. Technically it can be made in < 3 minutes. So here comes the recipe.

Recipe For Microwave Mysore Pak

Preparation time: 3 minutes
Cooking time: 3 minutes
Serves: 2- 4


  • Gram Flour (Besan, Kadalai Maavu) - 1/2 cup (I have used American standard cup where 1 cup = 235 ml)
  • Powdered Sugar - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 1/2 cup
  • Milk/ Water - 2 tsp

Microwave Mysore Pak


  1. Take around 3/4 cup of white sugar and powder it. It will yield around 1 cup of powdered sugar.
  2. Melt the ghee and keep it ready.
  3. Grease a small tray or box and keep it ready to set the mysore pak.


  1. Take 1 tbsp ghee in a microwave safe glass or ceramic bowl and mix the gram flour with it. Microwave on high power for 1 minute. You can smell the roasted aroma of the gram flour. Add the milk and ghee to this little by little. Mix it to a smooth paste without any lumps. Mix in the remaining ingredients. You can also add 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder for added flavor.
  2. Microwave the mixture in high power for 1 minute. By now the mixture will start thickening. You can also see ghee floating on top.
  3. Mix well with a spoon and microwave for another 1 minute. 
  4. Mix once again and microwave for 30 seconds. The mixture will be foamy and bubbly.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the greased plate. Let it set and cool in the plate for about 10 minutes. Mark and slice into desired shapes with a clean sharp knife.
  6. Let it cool down for another 5 minutes and enjoy.

Detailed Steps for Microwave Mysore Pak

Sieve the bengal gram flour and mix it with 1 tbsp ghee in a microwave safe glass or ceramic bowl. Microwave on high power for 1 minute till you get the aroma of roasted gram flour. Do not microwave longer and burn it.

Microwave Mysore Pak Steps

Add the milk and ghee to this little by little while mixing it with a spoon. It should form a smooth paste without any lumps. Once it is well mixed, add the sugar and 1/2 tsp cardamom powder. Microwave the mixture in high power for 1 minute. By now the mixture will start thickening and the ghee will start floating on top.

Microwave Mysore Pak Steps

Mix well with a spoon so that the whole mixture gets evenly cooked. Microwave for another 1 minute. Mix once again and microwave for 30 seconds till the mixture becomes bubbly.

Microwave Mysore Pak Steps

This is a perfect stage to remove and transfer to the greased plate. If you keep it any longer, the mysore pak will get crumbly. You can see the ghee floating on top initially, which will be absorbed inside gradually. Do not try to remove the ghee as it will result in hard mysore pak. 

Microwave Mysore Pak Steps

Let it set and cool in the plate for about 10 minutes. By now the ghee will be soaked up and the mixture sets well. Mark and slice into desired shapes with a clean sharp knife. Cool for another 5 minutes before removing the pieces from the tray. Enjoy this quick and easy sweet any day, any time.

Microwave Mysore Pak Steps


  • With my microwave of 900 watts, 2.5 minutes was perfect. If your microwave has higher power, check it after 2 minutes. If your oven is lower in power, keep it for 30 seconds longer. The timing always varies depending on the microwave power.

Microwave Mysore Pak

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Comments (14)

Person   ()
Thank you very much for this Excellent Recipe! I tried this out and it came out quite well. The biggest advantage of using this recipe is that it eliminates the constant stirring that is mandatory in making Mysore Pak on a gas stove! Also, saves LOTS of time! My mom who is an expert in traditional cooking was amazed at how quickly the mysore pak was ready!

The reasons it may not have come out nicely for some folks could be IMHO:
i. lumps in the besan flour
ii. all microwave ovens are not equal (some fine tuning in the timings required as mentioned by the author)
Person   ()
Thank you so much Sriram for taking the time to share your feedback. The tips that you have given will be useful to others.

Do share your comments when you try the other recipes too.
Person   ()
I used castor sugar... but it didnt do the trick. Should i use icing sugar instead?
Person   ()
Castor sugar should work just fine. Can you tell me what exactly happened?
Person   ()
Is it possible if I use maida instead of besan?
Person   ()
The taste will not be the same.
Person   ()
My mixture did not froth the way it is showed in the pic.the whole mixture remained dry only.
Person   ()
Did you add the exact amount of ghee?
Person   ()
Awesome! I tried this recipe and it turned out to be perfect! Tasty!
Person   ()
Great!! Its so fast that you can make and enjoy anytime..
Person   ()
I tried this and like the way it turned out. However, there was a small part that got a little exra brown. Maybe I should skip the last 30 seconds in the microwave next time.
Person   ()
Yes. Each microwave is different and so is the timing. So next time keep for 30 seconds less. :-)
Person   ()
surely will try and post it
Person   ()
Hmm... Its very quick and tasty...

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