PISTA PAK

(Piss~tah Pah~ack)

(Pistachio Fudge

 

Ingredients

Pistachio (unsalted) – 1 cup

Sugar – ¼ cup

Milk powder – 2 – 3 tblsp.

Water – ½ cup

Milk – ½ cup

Silver leaves – 1 sheet

Ghee (for greasing) – ½ tsp.

Food colour (green) – 2 drops

Rose essence – pinch

Tejanna – pinch

Method

1.)    Grind the pistachio to a fine powder. In a container, blend it with milk powder.

2.)    In a pan, heat the water, milk and sugar on a medium flame. Cook till a 2 string milky sugar syrup is formed. Add tejanna, food colour and rose essence and mix well.

3.)    Add the pistachio and milk powder mix to the milky sugar syrup. Mix till the both the pistachio mix and syrup are blended well.

4.)    Keep stirring the mixture till it starts leaving the sides of the pan and starts to attain a round shape.

5.)    Grease the inverted side of a thali with ghee. Place the pistachio lump and flatten it on the inverted thali with a rolling pin. Place the silver leaves on this and allow the Pista Pak to set.

6.)    When set, cut it into diamond pieces and store it in an airtight container.

To serve

Pista Pak is an any time sweet and can be served with any of the meals. It has a shelf life of 10 days.

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