Pedhas

INGREDIENTS
500 gms. khoya (mawa)300 gms. sugar3 drops colour as required8 to 10 pistas sliced1/2 tsp. cardamom powdercookie mould
Method:
Grate khoya . Powder sugar . Mix together in a skillet . Heat on low flame , stiring continously .Cook till mixture thickens . It should form a very soft lump .Cool for 10 minutes . Add cardamom powder & colour . Mix well .Take a small fistful of mixture . Form a ball . Press into the cookie mould .Turn out carefully . Press 2-3 slices of pista on the centre .Repeat for remaining mixture .
Note on khoya.Khoya is available in most Indian sweetmeat stores anywhere.Making at home consumes time but isn't that difficult.Boil milk on high flame in a large heavy saucepan till water evaporates ,leaving a soft lump. Stir frequently while cooking.OR Substitute with 1 tin (400 gms.) condensed milk and 1 cup milk.Lessen sugar by 1/2. Boil till a soft lump is formed. Stir continuously while cooking.
Serves: 36 piecesTime required: 1/2 hr.Shelf Life: 15 days(refrigerated)

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