200 gms. almonds, soaked, peeled
120 gms. sugar powdered
few drops yellow colour
Grind almonds to a very fine paste.
Mix sugar and almond paste, in a heavy pan.
Put to heat, cook, while stirring continuously.
Take care not to let it stick to bottom and burn.
Cook till a soft lump forms, and begins to leave sides of pan.
Take off fire, allow to cool till mixture is handlable.
Take half mixture, add yellow colour, mix till well blended.
Shape into diyas either freehand, or with help of mould as in other recipes.
Fill cavity with yellow mixture, smoothen surface with back of spoon.
Cover outer surface with silver foil, or decorate as desired.
Allow to cool either in cool dry place or in fridge till well set.
Decorate or store in airtight container.