Pista Modak is a delicious combination of pistachios & khava which is another easy to make prasad for Ganpati Bappa. Ganpati Bappa Morya !!
150 gms khava
Powdered Sugar -1/4 of khava
Cardamom Powder 10-12 pistachios
2 tsp ghee 2 drops green colour (optional)
Modak shape small mould
Crumble khava with hands. Heat it in a pan on very low flame. Khava will melt.
On low flame start roasting khava. Then mix the powdered sugar in it. When the sugar is added the khava will be in liquid form. Keep roasting on low flame taking care that it does not burn below the pan. In the meanwhile grind pistachios to powder in grinder. Do not grind for long else it will get sticky. Slightly coarse pistas is also fine.
After about 6-7 minutes till will start giving aroma. Now mix cardamom powder & pista powder. The khava mixture will start to thicken & leave the sides on the pan.
Put a little mixture on plate & let it cool. Roll into round. If it is able to roll then khava mixture is ready. Turn off the gas & allow the mixture to cool.Add green colour if you wish.
When it is luke warm start making modaks. Grease the modak mould. Make a small ball & put it in the modak mould.
See to it that there are no cracks in the ball. Press it lightly so that it takes the exact shape of modak. Carefully open it & demould the modak. Delicious Pista modak is ready.