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Kesar pista roll

Saffron flavored cylinders with pistachio stuffing

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: medium


  • 250g mawa
  • 125g pista, chopped
  • 125g cashewnuts, powdered
  • 200g sugar, powdered
  • 1tbsp milk powder
  • a few strands of saffron
  • 4-5 green cardamoms
  • few drops of green color
  • few drops of yellow color
  • silver warq


  1. Roast the mawa in a heavy bottomed pan for about five minutes and cool.
  2. Add cashewnut powder, sugar and milk powder and knead to a smooth mixture.
  3. Divide the mixture into 2 parts.
  4. To one part add saffron and yellow colr and to the other part add the pistachios, cardamom and green color.
  5. Take a little pistachio mixture and roll out into a cylinder.
  6. Flatten out a little of the saffron mixture and cover the pistachio to resemble a cylinder.
  7. Shape all the cylinders in the same manner. Keep aside the rolls to dry for half an hour.
  8. Decorate with silver warq and serve.
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