Pedas are an all time favorite sweet. The main ingredients are khoa, sugar and traditional flavorings, including cardamom seeds, pistachio nuts and saffron. The color varies from a creamy white to a caramel colour.
The peda originates in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and the variety from the city of Mathura in that state is considered to be the best.From Uttar Pradesh, the peda has spread to many parts of the world. It was even taken and established in the district of Dharwad in Karnataka state in south India by Ram Ratan Singh from Lucknow, who migrated there in the 1850s.
As with laddoos, pedas are sometimes used as prasad in Hindu religious services.Pedas are an all time favorite sweet. This Peda tastes awesome and is very easy to make and was a very big party hit for me!!
Sweetened Condensed Milk - one small can of 14 oz or 396 gms
Dry milk powder - 2 cups
Unsalted butter - one stick around 113 gms
pistachios,cashews and dried grapes optional
1.For making this, it is preferrable to use a glass microwave bowl with a little depth.
2.Heat the stick of butter in the microwave safe bowl till it melts
3.Now remove from the microwave and add the condensed milk and milk powder.Stir well to mix it up.
4.Now keep the bowl in the microwave and heat for 3 minutes.During these 3 minutes , remove from microwave and stir every minute.
5.Leave this mixture aside for 10 minutes.
6.The mixture after this would have considerably thickened.
7.Now make small peda shaped balls.
8.You can add an pistachio,cashew and dried garape in the center of every peda to add to the flavour and appearance.
1. Do taste the mixture to see if it is still raw after microovening and in that case just add another seperate 30 sec sessions