केसर पिस्ता मोदक | Kesar Pista Modak

Prep time
5 min
Cooking time
10 min
Cousine / Course
Indian-Sweet
Servings
11

Ingredients

  • तूप / घी / Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • खोबर / खोपरा / Desicated Coconut -2 cup
  • दूध पावडर / Milk Powder – 1/3 cup
  • दूध / Milk – 2/3 cup
  • साखर / शक्कर / Sugar – 1 cup
  • इलायची / Cardamom crushed – 1/4 tsp
  • केसर Kesar – 8-10 strands
  • पिस्ता / Pistachios crushed fine – 1/4 cup
  • Food color – Kesar and Green (optional)

Instructions for Dough

  1. Take a pan, heat on low-medium heat, add ghee to the pan and let it melt
  2. Add desiccated coconut to the pan, roast for 2-3 min
  3. Add milk powder, mix well, roast for additional 1-2 min, stir continuously to avoid burning at bottom
  4. Add 1/3 cup milk (half of total milk) to the pan, mix well and cook till all the milk is absorbed
  5. Add Sugar to the pan, mix well, cook till sugar dissolves completely
  6. Add remaining milk to the pan, mix well, cook till milk is absorbed completely
  7. Add cardamom powder to the pan, mix well, turn off the heat
  8. Divide mixture in half. 1 half for Kesar side and another for Pista side

Instructions for Kesar Dough

  1. First prepare Kesar milk, add kesar to 2 tbsp of hot milk, mix and keep aside for 5-10 min, this will give time to bring out that beautiful Kesar color
  2. Heat pan on low-medium heat, take the half portion of mixture, add kesar milk to the pan, mix well to get the that uniform yellow color to dough
  3. You may add 1 drop of Kesar food color if needed, this is optional step
  4. Cook for 1-2 min, turn off heat, set aside the Kesar dough

Instructions for Pista Dough

  1. Lets first prepare Pista powder, remove pista shell and clean any brown layer, grind it to fine powder
  2. Now heat pan on low-medium heat, take remaining half portion of dough, add pista powder to the pan, mix well to get the that pista green color to dough
  3. You may add 1 drop of green food color if needed, this is optional step
  4. Cook for 1-2 min, turn off heat, set aside the Pista dough

Modak Molding

  1. After cooling massage dough with greased palms and make it smooth
  2. Now lightly grease modak mold from inside, take small portion of Kesar dough and fill half side of mold
  1. Repeat the process for pista dough and fill other half of mold
  1. Close the mold firmly, remove any excess dough from mold
  2. Remove the modak from mold, Kesar pista modak is ready.
  3. Repeat the process for remaining modaks

Tips

  1. Fresh coconut can also be used for this recipe

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