Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Milk Peda - Happy Deepavali

Wish you all a very Happy Deepavali / Iniya Deepavali Vazhutkkal.
Milk Peda/ Doodh Peda/ Malai Peda, is a milk fudge, a traditional milk-sweet in India. Its traditionally made by condensing milk for few hours. Here is the quick and easy low fat version of microwave Peda ready in minutes.

Makes :15

  • Sweetened condensed milk (fat free) - 1 can (14 oz)
  • Milk powder (fat free) - 2 cups
  • Butter - 1 small stick ( 4 oz or 8 tbsp)
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom - 3
  • Saffron - 1/4 tsp
  • Nuts/Raisins/Colored sugar - for decoration

  1. Take a wide microwave safe bowl and melt the butter
  2. Mix in milk power and stir to coat butter
  3. Add condensed mil and stir well
  4. Cook in microwave for 3 mins by stirring well after every minute
  5. Powder cardamom, saffron and add it to cooked mixture
  6. When done, set aside the mixture for 15 mins to cool down
  7. Grease hands and a plate with ghee
  8. Make small lime size balls and press them gently to form round and flat pedas
  9. Place them on greased plate and allow the pedas to set for few hours
  10. Decorate it with nuts, raisins and colored sugar


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