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Last Updated Tuesday November 21 2017 09:04 PM IST

Adorn your Diwali platter with pista coconut peda

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Preparation Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time

4 minutes

Serves

6

Calories

Pista coconut peda

Try out this delicious melt-in-the-mouth green pedas that has an irresistible coconutty flavor. Roll them into desired shapes and adorn your Diwali platter with these colorful treats. These pedas can be kept for few days at room temperature and can be refrigerated for up to a month.

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Ingredients

1 cup desiccated coconut
1 tbsp ghee or butter
3 tbsp pistachios
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp cardamom powder
Few drops of green food color

Preparation

In a pan, roast the desiccated coconut and pistachios separately, for not more than a minute

Make sure it doesn€™t change color

Switch off and keep aside
Once cooled, crush pistachios in mortar and pestle
In the same pan, melt the ghee

Pour condensed milk and cook for a minute on medium low flame
Add desiccated coconut, pistachios and cardamom powder to it
Keep mixing in low-medium flame and stir for few seconds
Check the consistency of the mixture

It should be gluey
Pedas will become hard and chewy if you cook for more time
Add food color, mix well

Switch off the flame immediately and transfer the mixture to a greased plate
When the mixture becomes mildly warm, apply some ghee on your palms to shape the peda

Let it set for 30 minutes
Store coconut pista peda in an air tight container and serve as needed, enjoy!

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