Monday, December 3, 2012

Instant Kesar Doodh Peda | Diwali Sweet Recipes

Traditionally doodh pedas were done by reducing milk to a solid consistency, sweetening it and then forming desired shapes. Wheeew, that really needs time and most of all patience... Both of which I lack these days. There are many fail-proof recipes that are floating around which uses short cut methods to make these yummies and the main point is that you cannot question the taste too. Some use khoya, some milk powder and condensed milk while some use just condensed milk.

Here I have used milk powder and sugar... I didn't have condensed milk in my pantry and was searching for a recipe which uses only sugar when I landed @ Sangee's space. You can never go wrong with this recipe and the only step where you need to be careful is in melting the sugar. Add the milk powder after the sugar melts completely or else you will get sugary bits when eating 'em. Also once the milk powder has dissolved in the sugar, remove the pan from the flame. Excessive heating will result in hard pedas. I added saffron dissolved in milk and hence the shelf life is less. But I don't think these beauties will last more than a day, alleast not for us!!!

~*What U Need*~
Milk powder - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Saffron strands - 1/4 tsp
Warm milk - 1 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Broken nuts - to garnish

How I Made it:
Soak saffron strands in warm milk for 10 mins. Heat a non stick vessel, add 3 tbsp water and sugar, and stir well. Allow the sugar to dissolve completely. Add the milk powder and stir well.

When done, add the warm milk+saffron and butter and mix well. Allow to cool not fully but hand-bearable**(see notes). Make balls, flatten and garnish with nuts of choice.

Delicious doodh pedas ready.

** My Notes:
** String consistency of the sugar is not necessary.
** You can skip the saffron and add cardamom powder instead.
** Since we have added milk, the shelf life is less. So consume in one day.
** Just when the mixture started to cool, the lil one started wailing and I had to move away. The mixture had cooled fully by the time I was back and had hardened. So added a few more drops of milk, kneaded and then shaped them. So take care that you shape them once you can manage the mixture with your bare hands.
** Grease your hands before shaping.
** I halved the recipe and got nearly 6 medium sized pedas.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. delicious peda :) they are so cute and tempting..

  2. Hai vimitha,Immediately saw this recipe,i tried with MW lil one enjoyed it very well...thxs for sharing.

    1. That was super quick Menaga. Thanks a lot for trying this...

  3. Lovely pedas its been a while since I ate sweets, and feel like breaking the fast :P

  4. Perfectly made, soft fudge,love it

  5. Looks divine Vimitha..The clicks are tempting too.

  6. This is my kids' fav pedas...u have done it perfectly...loved the saffron flavor here...looks so delicious!!

  7. Wow! Looks delicious.

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  8. Looks so yummy and perfect...

  9. Pretty looking pedas, love to have some.

  10. Yummy pedas :) Wish to grab some dear...sounds super easy too :)
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  11. Yummy pedas.. feel like tasting some..

  12. Wish to have few pedas right now. Well made dear.

  13. Delicious pedas, good job girl..

  14. I love this sweet! Yum! Nicely done!

  15. I luv these pedas...yummy.
    Have a lovely week ahead dear :)

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