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Presenting an innovatively created luscious divas. These diya or lamp shaped divas have milk powder and sugar mixture as base which is filled with sweet coconut based mixture. The red colored wicks made from marzipan just complete the look of the divas and make it an interestingly appealing and delicious farali dessert recipe.

Divas recipe - How to make Divas


Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 35 pieces
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For The Bases
3 cups milk powder
2 cups sugar
1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1/2 tsp saffron (kesar) strands dissolved in 2 tbsp milk

Other Ingrdients
3/4 cup dessicated coconut
1/4 cup powdered almonds (badam)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
few drops of yellow colour

For The Wick
a small slab of almond (badam) paste
a few drops of red colour

For the bases

    For the bases
  1. In a deep pan, combine the sugar and 1 cup water, mix well and cook till the syrup is made of one thread consistency.
  2. Add the milk powder and cardamon and mix well and pour the mixture in a greased thali.
  3. When the mixture is little cool, divide the mixture into 35 equal portions.
  4. Shape each portion into 35 equal portions and cut them into round shapes using a cookie cutter in the shape of small cups.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place the sugar in a deep pan and add the 1/2 cup water and boil till a syrup of 1 1/2 thread consistency is made.
  2. Add the yellow food colour, coconut and almonds and mix well and remove from the flame.
  3. Cool and fill all the cups with this mixture. Keep aside.
  4. Add red food colour to the marzipan and mix well.
  5. Shape this mixture into small wicks and place them in the middle of the coconut mixture.
  6. Serve immediately.