A chewy peda sweet is similar to fudge, but made with a cooked dough spiced with cardamom and saffron and topped with dried fruits or nuts.
By Shweta Arora
Peda is a popular Indian sweet mostly known as Prasad (religious offering to God which is then distributed to the followers). Traditionally Peda is made out of mava/khoya and there are many variations of Peda available in market today – ranging in different textures, sizes, shapes and even color. This is a recipe for a very simple Milk Peda using milk powder and condensed milk.
Milk (Doodh) Peda is made by cooking milk powder, condensed milk and ghee (clarified butter) together to make a soft lumpy dough which is flavored with some saffron and cardamom powder. Its then rolled into balls and flattened to shape and decorated.
These pedas turn out nice and chewy in texture due to the condensed milk addition and give a feeling like you are eating a fudge. They tend to harden over time especially when you refrigerate them. Just microwave for 10-15 second to get them to room temp. These make a lovely dessert, Prasad and even a Diwali Sweet.
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