On the 1st day of the year I always have a policy to donate blood. As a result I got a kilo of Horlicks. Horlicks is one drink that I really hate. As the ad says, I love eating it just like that. But how could I finish 1 kilo just like that? Thats when I had an idea to make Horlicks Mysorepak. I had seen them at Ananda Bhavan at Chennai. Here is my version:
Besan - 1.5 cup
Horlicks - 0.5 cup
Sugar - 2 cup (increase / decrease depending on the taste)
Ghee - 0.5 cup
Water - 1 cup
Over medium heat, in a thick bottomed vessel, add sugar and water. As soon as the sugar melts (I dont wait for one thread consistency), add besan and horlicks (Tip: Mix horlicks with warm water to form a pourable paste. Otherwise it has a tendency to form into lumps easily). Keep stirring to ensure that there are no lumps. Add ghee and keep stirring. The mixture will start frothing up. As soon as the mixture starts leaving the sides transfer to a ghee smeared plate. Sprinkle sugar over the mixture. The mixture will start to solidify after the few minutes. When firm cut into the desired shape.
Horlicks Mysorepak is ready and yummy!!!
Taking inspiration from Jayasree, I decided to take picture of my kolam. Compared to hers, mine are small and simple ones. Here we go: