Thursday, October 20, 2016

Milk Peda | Kesar Peda| Milk Peda with Milk Powder | Diwali Sweets

Milk peda, a delicious milk based Indian sweets. It is one of my favorite sweets from childhood. Traditionally this peda is made from boiling the milk for hours until it reduces in quantity. But today, in this recipe, we're going to use the milk powder which will reduce the cooking time and still gives such a melt in mouth pedas. 

I bought a pack of milk powder a while ago and it sits in  my counter for months without opening, so diwali is approaching, I thought that it would be the best time to make this yummy pedas. 

  • In today's recipe, i have used the full fat milk powder that i got from the Indian stores. But, in the past, i tried the recipe with non-fat milk powder from Walmart and it tasted good too. So, you can use whatever milk powder you like/have. 
  • When comes to flavour, these pedas can be easily customized to other flavours. Instead of saffron and cardamom, only cardamon or saffron flavours also work very well for this recipe.
Now , let's check out on how to make this delicious peda.

Milk Peda

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsMakes : 12  
Recipe Category: Sweets | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Milk Peda,Kesar Peda, Milk Peda with milk powder Milk peda, a delicious milk based Indian sweets.
Milk Powder - 1 cup
Heavy Cream - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Saffron - few strands
Warm milk - 1 &1/2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Measure cream and powder ,soak saffron in wark milk.Heat the pan add cream and milk powder.
Mix it well and it becomes single mass within few minutes. 
Now cook the milk powder and heavy cream, with the spatula, spread the milk powder mixture in the pan and flip it. Keep doing this for 3 mins.
Now add the saffron along with milk and mix well.
Keep on stirring continuously without leaving unattended for a sec.
At one stage, the whole mixture doesn't stick to the pan and moves along with the spatula easily. It's called khoya. After adding saffron milk, it takes 11 mins to achieve this stage on medium flame.
Remove the  khoya to the plate immediately and spread it on the plate to cool quickly.
Once it's warm(hand bearable temperature), it should be crumble, at this stage ,add sugar and cardamom powder.
Mix it well with your hand(i transfer the mixture to bowl for easy mixing), if needed add 1 or 2 tsp of milk to form a dough like consistency. Now make small balls and flatten it with your hands. Do the same for the remaining.
On the top of the peda, you can make any type of impression you like, i simply make some cross with knife.
Tasty Milk Peda is ready.
  • Cooking milk powder mixture on low flame is very important to get the perfect texture.
  • Add sugar when the khoya is warm, so it will be easy to mix together.
  • Don't add sugar when it's hot, the sugar will melt and you can't make pedas.
  • When it's warm, the khoya should be crumble., that's the correct texture.  
Look at those texture

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