The other day I noticed that its been long since I put up a dessert recipe on my blog..let alone, an Indian dessert recipe! The festive season in India is about to begin and we are always miserable and highly nostalgic remembering home during these days. The number of years that pass haven’t made it a tad bit easier. 😦
Anyway. Yesterday, with the help of Google and Youtube, I decided to try and make hubby’s all time Indian sweet, called Peda. It can be described as a popular Indian style dessert made with Khoya or milk solids, and it is like a smooth and small laddoo. However, the taste is entirely different. My pedas didn’t turn out to be as perfectly smooth on the surface as they should be, but the taste was bang on!!
I can’t stress this enough- these pedas are soooo ridiculously easy to make!! This is an instant recipe that is perfect for those busy days when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands to make extensive dessert for the festival. We don’t get khoya here in Ireland so I always use Milk powder to make my desi Mithai. Works like charm.
Try it my dear friends, and wish you all a wonderful festive season ahead!! xx
- 3 tbsn Ghee (clarified butter)
- 1 tin condensed milk
- 1.5 cups milk powder
- ½ tsp cardamom powder
- Some saffron strands mixed in 2-3 tbsn warm milk, for color
- Some sliced Pistachios
- In a non-stick pan, heat 2 tbsn of ghee. Keep the heat on Low throughout the process.
- Add the condensed milk and milk powder to the pan. Mix well to dissolve all the lumps.
- Keep stirring till you see the mix loosening up.
- After around 5 minutes of stirring, add the saffron milk and keep mixing as in before.
- You will see that the mixture will slowly start to separate from the pan.
- Add the cardamom powder and your remaining ghee to enhance the flavour.
- Stir for a further 4-5 minutes, and when you see that the mix has completely started separating freely from the pan, switch off the flame.
- Spread the mixture on a plate and while it is still warm, start making your pedas.
- Grease your hands and scooping around 1 tsp of mix from the plate, roll between your hands to form a smooth ball. Place a sliced pistachio at the centre and press gently.
- Make all the pedas this way and enjoy!