This is exactly what hit me as soon as I opened the door of my room this morning. My mother was making Mysorepak!
There is something extremely heady about the whiff of gramflour (besan) being friend in ghee. The fragrance itself is so mouthwateringly delicious, and loudly proclaims that something special is being made in the kitchen. This is exactly what hit me as soon as I opened the door of my room this morning. My mother was making Mysorepak!
Anyone who has tried making this Indian delicacy at home will vouch for it. Known for their sweet, melt-in-the-mouth consistency, Mysorepaks are simply pure magic when it concerns taste. The commercially available ones are something else, but make it at home, and one has the bonus of inhaling in the rich aroma that accompanies its preparation. Again, made by the loving hands of any indulgent mother, the taste and aroma doubles, making it truly a heavenly treat. And that is just what I got to enjoy today!
It was indeed a heartwarming, ecstatic sight to find my mother standing near the stove, stirring the gram flour which was merrily sizzling away in pure, homemade ghee inside the hot pan. The sugar syrup and more of melted ghee were kept nearby, so that it could be added at the appropriate time. Minutes of pouring and stirring, and there it was! A thali filled with golden brown Mysorepak that was neatly cut into diamond shape! The best part of eating homemade Mysorepak is that you get to sample it while it is still warm and fresh.
Yummmm… what a sweet beginning to an absolutely awesome day!