Chop or crush the nuts and make a coarse mixture.
De-seed, chop and mash the dates in the grinder.
Take a bowl add nuts, dates, cardamom powder and 3 tsp of condensed milk.
Mix and mash every thing to make a dough.
Can add some more condensed milk if it is too dry
Now make small size balls from this nut mixture and keep aside.
Soak crushed saffron in 1.5 tsp of warm milk and keep aside
In a big microwave proof glass bowl add butter and micro for about 40 seconds .
When butter melts then take out the bowl from the microwave.
Add milk powder and condensed milk and whisk well.
Now put the bowl in the microwave and cook for 1 minute on micro high.
Take out the bowl and stir and mix well.
Now again micro for 1 minute.
Take out the bowl and mix it again.
Now add saffron and cardamom powder and mix well.
Again micro for 1 minute.
Take out and mix well and then repeat the process for 1 more time.(total 4 times )
Let the mixture cool down a bit,keep stirring in between to avoid any lumps.
When it cool down then take a small portion of the dough and stuff it in the greased mould from the opening in the bottom
Press the dough all around with the help of your thumb and make a cavity in the center.
Take a nut mixture ball and stuff it in the center of the modak.
Take a small portion of the milk dough and seal the bottom.
Now open the mould carefully and take out the modak from the mould.
Garnish modak with a paste of saffron and milk.