Doodh Peda Recipe - Easy Milk Peda | Diwali Sweets

Doodh Peda
Doodh Peda is a very popular sweet made for Diwali. I love any milk sweet so thought to give this milk peda a try for this year Diwali 2014.I usually don't get tempted to attempt recipes which has condensed milk in it...but then when you are pressed for time and have other works during Diwali sure these sweet recipes do come handy.Doodh peda makes more quantity and keeps well for more time so you can pack and gift these yummy doodh pedas for your friends and relatives, this is a perfect sweet for gifting!

Trust me this is a very easy sweet that you can try for diwali, no messing up or no consistency checks, I have given even the trouble shooting tips in my notes section ;) incase you come across any doubts while making this peda.
Doodh Peda

Doodh Peda Recipe

Preparation Time:5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes:10-12 pedas
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Condensed Milk - 1/2 tin (200 gms)
Milk powder - 1 cup
Melted Ghee - 2 tsp + to grease
Saffron - 4 strands cut into small pieces
Pistachios - 8 chopped finely

Method:

  1. Soak saffron in warm milk and set aside.Chop the pistachios finely, keep aside.In a non stick pan add condensed milk,milk powder and saffron milk.Whisk it well so that there are no lumps, this should be done even before switching on the flame.
    How to make doodh peda - Step1
  2. Not switch on the flame and keep cooking. I used my whisk for a while to avoid lumps.Keep cooking until it starts to leave the sides of the pan.Once it starts leaving the sides of the pan, add ghee and give a quick mix.
    How to make doodh peda - Step2
  3. Keep cooking until you see a thick mass slightly sticky, try to take a small portion roll it and check, you should be able to form a ball.This is the correct stage.Switch off and let it cool down for 10mins.When it is still warm, pinch  small lemon sized portion and make a ball, slightly flatten it.
    How to make doodh peda - Step3
  4. Make a small dent in the center, add chopped pistachios and arrange in a clean plate.Repeat the same until the entire mixture finishes.Leave it to set atleast for an hour.You can even refrigerate it for a while.It will look moist for a while then will become dry after an hour or so.The pedas will be chewy while shaping them but after an hour you will get the perfect texture as shown in the 3rd picture.
    How to make doodh peda - Step4
Cool down and store in airtight container.
Doodh Peda

My Notes:

Doodh Peda

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