indian recipes

Diwali Diya Recipe : Coconut Diyas


4 cups dry coconut powder or fine flakes
1 tin condensed milk
1 tsp. butter or ghee
1/2 tsp.cardamom powder

Method :

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