Amrit Modak
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Region: North Indian Dish: Vegetarian - Breakfast/Tiffins/Snacks

Servings: 8 Modaks

Time to Prepare: 10 Mins

1 cup grated mava (khoya) (mava)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1/4 cup blanched , peeled and chopped pistachios
a few saffron (kesar) strands
ghee to grease the modak moulds

Combine the khoya and powdered sugar in a heavy bottomed pan and cook on a slow flame, stirring continuously till the sugar has dissolved and the moisture has evaporated (approximately 5 to 10 minutes).
Remove from the flame, add the cardamom powder and mix well. Allow it to cool completely.
Divide the mixture into two portions, 2/3 and 1/3.
Add the pistachios to the 1/3 mixture, and mix well.
Add the saffron to the 2/3 mixture, and mix well.
Divide the pistachio mixture into 8 equal portions. Shape into even sized rounds.
Divide the saffron mixture into 8 equal portions and shape into even sized rounds.
Stuff each saffron round with the pistachio round and seal the edges completely and give the shape of modak or use a modak mould to press into desired shape.

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