Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Milk Peda


 

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milk peda - quick peda made in the microwave oven. a 5 minute recipe.

Recipe type: sweets, dessert
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients (american measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 200 gms sweetened condensed milk - half a can of condensed milk
  • ½ tbsp ghee or butter
  • ¾ cup milk powder
  • a pinch of saffron/kesar
  • a pinch of nutmeg powder/jaiphal powder
  • 3-4 green cardamoms/hari elaichi/choti elaichi

Instructions
  1. mix the condensed milk, milk powder and ghee/butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. make sure there are no lumps.
  3. crush the cardamoms in a mortar-pestle to a fine powder. discard the peels.
  4. microwave on high for one minute.
  5. add the cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and saffron strands.
  6. stir and microwave on high for one minute. remove and stir again.
  7. microwave for 30 seconds on high and check.
  8. if the mixture looks a bit liquid, microwave again for 30 seconds on high. the mixture would thicken.
  9. it took me exact 3 minutes on high power to get the right consistency.
  10. if the mixture still has moisture and is liquidity, then microwave again on high for 15 to 30 seconds more.
  11. when the mixture becomes mildly hot or warm, shape into small balls.
  12. the mixture is sticky, so apply some oil or ghee while shaping into small balls.
  13. once cooled, store the milk pedas in an air tight box in the refrigerator.
  14. serve the milk pedas or doodh pedas when required.
Notes
1. the recipe can be doubled or tripled. it takes the same time to microwave the peda mixture using half the tin or full tin of condensed milk.


2. since the microwave cooking functions vary from oven to oven, you can microwave some seconds less or more to get the right consistency.


3. the mixture can also be cooked in a pan. cook the mixture till it starts to leave the sides of the pan. it takes approx 10-14 minutes depending on the type of pan, amount of heat and quantity of the mixture.

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