Friday, August 10, 2012

Doodh Peda | Milk Fudge for Krishna Janmashtami

I have been wanting to make Pedas at home for a long time now. I find most Halwai Pedas to contain way too much sugar. Not that they don't taste good - lots of sugar can make for a delicious melt in the mouth Peda. But I was looking for something a little less intense. Here I have used condensed milk for that extra milkiness and sweetness. My recipe has no sugar and I found that the proportions below gave me a delicious milk fudge.

1 cup milk powder
1/2 cup condensed milk
1/2 cup milk, 2%
2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
4 elaichi (cardamom pods)

  1. Remove the cardamom seeds from the pods and crush coarsely. 
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the milk powder, milk, ghee, condensed milk, and the crushed cardamom seeds.
  3. Blend well with a fork and allow to sit for about 20 minutes.
  4. Then give it a swirl, and place in the microwave.
  5. Microwave for 2 minutes, then give the mix a good swirl.
  6. Repeat 2 more times, totaling about 6 minutes. By now the mix will have dried considerably, and will come together when mixed. Make sure there is no moisture at the base of the bowl; if anything you should begin to see some to the ghee separating from the mix.
  7. If there is still a little moisture, give the bowl another 30 seconds to a minute in the microwave.
  8. The final product should com together easily, look porous, with the ghee leaving the mix.
  9. Remove from the microwave, cool for about 5-7 minutes. 
  10. The take exactly 1 level tablespoonful of the mix at a time in the palms of your hand. Roll into a ball. Gently flatten this ball. Place a pistachio in the centre and allow the Peda to set on some wax paper.
  11. Repeat for the remaining mix.
  12. Allow the Pedas to cool completely, then refrigerate for up to 5 days.
More milk based sweet for Krishna Janamashtami:
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  1. Yumm, super cute and very attractive pedas..Prefect for the celebration.

  2. wow... super inviting clicks... can u pass this pedas plz...

  3. Super yummy peda's,looks so tempting.

  4. your peda look just awesome and perfect

  5. My daughter just polished off a bunch of pedas from the halwai. I'll definitely try this next time.

    1. Do try the recipe and let me know how she liked it!


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