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Coconut Diyas Recipe

Coconut Diyas is a popular Indian Dessert
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Slow Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
15 mins
Servings :
More than 20 pieces
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  • 4 cup - dry Coconut powder or fine flakes
  • 1 tin - condensed Milk
  • 1 tsp - Butter or Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp - Cardamom powder
  • How to Make Coconut Diyas:

    1. Pour the condensed milk into a non-stick or heavy pan.
    2. Add 3.5 cups coconut, mix well. Cook mixture on low heat, stirring continuously.
    3. Do not allow to scald at the bottom.
    4. Cook till mixture leaves side of pan, and forms a soft lump.
    5. Cool a little, till it can be shaped by hand.
    6. Grease palms with butter.
    7. Roll portions of mixture into ping pong sized balls.
    8. Shape carefully into diyas, with a depression and mouth for the wick.
    9. Coat with leftover dry coconut powder to help handling.
    10. Place a thin long sliver of almond or pista at the mouth for wick.
    11. Dot edge with jeera goli or cake balls.
    12. Chill to firm into shape.


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