Peda is a sweet from the Indian subcontinent,usually prepared in thick,semi-soft pieces.The main ingredients are khoya,sugar and traditional flavorings,including cardamom seeds,pistachio nuts and saffron.The colour varies from a creamy white to a caramel colour.The word peda is also generically used to mean a blob of any doughy substance, such as flour or (in the case of the sweet) khoya.But Doodh peda made condensed milk and milk powder .Origin of Peda may be credited to the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and the variety from the city of Mathura in that state was considered to be the best.
Milk Powder-2 cups
Condensed milk-1 can (400gm)
Cardamom-4 (peel and crush the seeds in powder)
Saffron-few stands(soaked in 1 tbsp of milk)(optional)
1-In a heavy bottom pan melt the butter.
2-Add the milk powder and mix well.Cook on low to medium flame,stirring constantly
3-Then add condensed milk and mix continuously till it becomes a thick paste.
4-Add cardamom powder and and saffron milk,mix until the mixture comes together.
5-Then turn off heat and allow to cool till you can handle the mixture with your hand.
6-Grease your palms with ghee or butter,shape the milk powder mixture into small balls and flatten them slightly.
7-You can decorate the doodh pedas with a toothpick or fork or press some pistachio or almond slices or raisins in the center.
8-Store the pedas in an air tight container and place in the fridge.Remove the pedas from the fridge an hour before serving.
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