500 gms Khoya, crushed.
300 gms powdered sugar
8 to 10 pistachios sliced
2-3 drops food colour (optional)
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
Mix khoya with sugar in a pan.
Heat on low flame, stirring continuously.
Cook till mixture thickens. Cool for 10 minutes.
Add cardamom powder & food colour.
Take a small handful of mixture and press into the cookie mould.
Turn out carefully.
Press 2-3 slices of pistachio in the center.
Delicious Pedhas are ready to eat.
Note: Above is the basic recipe.
Any colour, essence, topping can be added. To above recipe add any of following for varied flavours: cashew powder 1/2 cup, cocoa 2 tbsp.(then increase sugar by 1/2 cup), walnuts powdered 1/2 cup, etc. Add when the mixture is half cooked.