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Mysore Pak Now Among World’s Top 50 Street Foods

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Mysore Pak Now Among World’s Top 50 Street Foods

MYSURU (ANI) – As far as sweets are concerned, every town in Karnataka has its own specialties. But among them, Mysore Pak, which was invented in the royal kitchen of Mysore kings, has carved a niche for itself in the international market while highlighting the rich culinary heritage of India.

Recently, Mysore Pak was ranked 14th among the 50 best street-food sweets worldwide making Karnataka proud again. With a rating of 4.4, Mysore Pak is among the top 50 snacks in the world on the online market.

Taste Atlas has released its Top 50 list of the world’s best street food sweets, in which Mysore Pak has been ranked 14th with a rating of 4.4 while Kulfi has been ranked 18th with a rating of 4.3 followed by Faluda ranked 32nd with a rating of 4.0.

This Mysuru cuisine was born during the reign of Mysore kings. 90 years ago, Madappa, the royal chef in the Wodeyar kingdom of Mysuru, one day noticed that there was no dessert or sweet dish on the plate when the then-king Krishna Raja Wadiyar sat down for dinner. And that is when he got an idea, he prepared a mixture of sugar-ghee-peanut flour. The sweet dish was highly praised by the Maharaja.

Shivananda, the grandson of Tatsar Madappa, the man who invented Mysore Pak, said, “It’s a proud thing for every Kannadiga, especially for Mysoreans. It’s also great news for every Indian. Mysore Pak was invented during King Mummadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar. My grandfather Tatsar Madappa used to prepare Mysore Pak whenever guests used to come home. When the king asked what the name was, they didn’t have a name for it. Later the king named it Mysore (place) and Pak (sweet). Since then, people started calling it Mysore Pak.”

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  • As far as I know, the word ‘pak’ means caramelized sugar. It is not any sweet.

    July 25, 2023
  • I think the best sweet is Mohanthar or Basin. Mysore Pak is good buy Mohanthar is best.

    July 25, 2023
  • No doubt, it is yummy, yummy.

    July 25, 2023
  • I think KULFI is number ONE. Nothing better than that. I enjoy Kulfi every evening after dinner. Best Kulfi is of course is MATKA Kulfi made from Buffalo milk in India.

    August 5, 2023

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