Be it the election victory of the party you support or the success of your favourite sporting team, distributing sweets is commonplace.
Yet hardly anyone thought that humble Mysore Pak will be all over the internet soon after the Karnataka polls.
Thanks to senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai - who promised BJP spokesperson Amit Malviya a box of the sweet soon after Karnataka election results were out - pictures and memes of the sweet are all over our social media feeds.
For the uninitiated, on the day of the polls, Sardesai asked Malviya on a live TV discussion whether BJP got their election strategy wrong. An infuriated Malviya went on to insult Desai saying the journalist was spreading propaganda.
Regardless, Desai kept his cool and promised to send Mysore Pak to Malvia, and sought laddoos from UP in return. And their exchange triggered a set of memes, conversations and more on social media.
If all these tempting pictures are making you crave a piece of the sweet, don't worry, you can make it at home with minimal ingredients. Here's the easy recipe.
300 gm gram flour
300 gm sugar
50 gm ghee
Dry roast the gram flour in a thick-bottomed vessel
Meanwhile, in another pan make sugar syrup by boiling the sugar in 200 ml of water
When the sugar syrup becomes sticky enough, add the roasted gram flour. Mix well
Into it, add ghee and mix until the mixture separates from the sides of the vessel
Now transfer this into another dish greased with ghee
(Add more ghee for softer Mysore pak)
After it cools down, cut Mysore Pak into desired shapes.