Mysore paahu [Besan sweet]

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My mom usually does mysore paahu for diwali. Gulab jamun is a standard sweet and apart from that she usually does this one.


  • Besan [kadalai maavu] – 1 cup
  • Ghee [clarified butter] – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 2 1/2 cups (I used cane sugar)


  • Heat the ghee in the kadai
  • Add besan to the ghee and mix it well. Make sure it mixes well with ghee.
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  • Take a hard based vessel [usually uruli is a good choice] and add 1 cup of water
  • Add 2 1/2 cups of sugar to that. Make a thick sugar syrup.
  • When lift the spatula from the vessel the syrup must make a thread. It should be that thick [ Kambi paahu]
  • Now add the besan mixture and mix it well.
  • Cook till the mysore paahu froaths up.. [Nurai varum varai]
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  • While the mysore paahu mixture is getting ready, take a broad plate and coat it with ghee.
  • Transfer the mysore paahu mixture to the ghee coated plate.
  • Allow it to cool and cut into your favourite shapes.
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