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Milk Sweet / Milk Peda / Doodh Peda

Instant milk sweet prepared with condensed milk
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Course: Sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Vidya Srinivasan

Ingredients

  • Condensed Milk - 1/2 tin 198 grams
  • Hot Milk - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee/ Melted butter - 2 tablespoon + to Grease hand while making
  • Saffron - few strands optional
  • Nuts of choice - as needed
  • Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • extra milk - if needed
  • Salt - pinch

Chcolate Peda

  • 1/4 cup Peda dough
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cocoa powder
  • 1 + 1/2 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  • In a heavy-bottomed pan (I used a nonstick pan) add  hot milk and few strands of saffron and let it soak for 2 minutes
  • Add milk powder, condensed milk, and 1 tablespoon of ghee; mix well to avoid lumps. It will be like thick idli batter
  • In medium flame cook the mixture, sauté continuously to avoid lumps and also from the dough sticking to the pan
  • Cook till the dough comes together as a non-sticky mass
  • Add cardamom powder  and ghee; mix well and switch the pan
  • Take a small portion of the peda dough and try making a ball if you are able to make it switch off. If it's sticky cook for some more time. If the dough starts cracking add a teaspoon of milk and cook for some more time to add moisture. It takes around 5-7  minutes
  • Let the peda dough cool for some time. When it is warm enough to handle, grease your hands with ghee and take a small portion, and roll
  • Flatten it to the desired thickness, make a small dent in the center, add a chopped nut of your choice and arrange the pedas in a plate/ cookie tray. Repeat the same steps for the entire peda
  • If you have peda mold grease it with little ghee, pinch a small portion of dough, and roll
  • Press it on the peda mold and make an impression
  • Let it sit for 4 hours at room temperature or refrigerate. Peda is ready:-)

Chocolate Peda

  • Combine all the ingredients and mix well
  • If the dough needs binding add a few drops of milk else skip
  • Pinch a small portion of dough and roll, If you have peda mold grease it with little ghee and Press it on the peda mold and make an impression else roll and flatten the dough
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Notes

  1. Milk sweet looks chewy after shaping but after 4 hours it will turn into the desired texture
  2. My friend tried the peda in the microwave with the same ingredients and told it cooks faster in the microwave. It took 4 minutes for her
  3. If you are planning to cut the peda with cookie-cutter grease rolling pin and cookie cutter with ghee and cut
  4. Powdered sugar can be added for extra Sweetness. Add it along with other ingredients and cook
  5. If peda dough is dry add few teaspoon of milk and roll
  6. I have used a nonstick pan so I added ghee in batches but  for regular pan add ghee when the dough sticks to the pan
  7. Mold can be used for forming impression in peda
  8. If you are refrigerating peda keep at room temperature for sometime before serving
  9. Almond extract, vanilla extract, Rose essence can be added for flavor
  10. Food color can be added
  11.  Almonds, pistachio, Walnut, pecans, cashew, pumpkin seeds, etc. can be added
  12. Cocoa powder can be added for chocolate peda. Take 1/4 cup of peda mixture and add 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder, 1 + 1/2 to 2 tablespoon confectionary sugar, and mix well. If required add drops of milk and shape chocolate peda
  13. Coconut can be added for coconut milk peda
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