Peda is a very popular Indian dessert recipe.It can be made easily at home. And believe me this is one of the easiest recipe I came across which is also versatile for its own name. Its sweetened, flattened or round balls of khoya. Sounds yummy naa? That's 'cuz it is! So in case you want to celebrate the holidays with some Indian dessert, whose sweetness level you can control, then this one is for you. I tried this @ home today & It turned out great!.I got this recipe from my friend who directed me step by step .soooo Here is a recipe I have been dying to post. its the most easy and quick recipe ever! Promise!
Try this simple and easy to follow Peda recipe today.
Milk-4 cups full cream
½ cup lemon juice
1/3 cup of milk powder
1/3 cup of milk
3 tblsp unsalted butter
½ cup of sugar
1/4th tsp cardamom powder
1tblsp of sliced almonds/ pistachoes
Pedas will become more tasty if u’ll made it in homemade paneer/ chenna.
For paneer/ chenna you need 4 cups of milk & 1/2 cup lemon juice. I always use lemon to curdle the milk and you need about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of lemon juice. You can also use white vinegar instead of lemon.
Ok let's get started. Pour milk into a pan. Its very important that you use full cream milk for making paneer at home. Bring the milk to a boil and add the lemon juice or vinegar. Simmer for another 2-3 mins until the milk has completely curdled. The cheese will start separating from the whey. The two should split completely. If not, add two more tablespoons lime juice/vinegar. Keep stirring.
Remove from fire and Carefully strain the cheese curds into a thin cotton cloth or double layered cheesecloth. Collect the whey in a vessel at the bottom.
So now our chenna & paneer is ready.
Now u have to make khoya....for making khoya u will need the milk powder, milk & chenna.
Take a kadai. Heat on medium flame. Melt the butter in kadai.
Add the milk, milk powder stir well to avoid lumps in the milk. Then add paneer & again mix well.Do keep stiring so it doesn’t stick to the bottom. You do have to cleaning from the sides so it doesn’t get hard. It will take 20-25 min. to make khoya.
Make sure when u ll cook the khoya keep mixing this so that it will become smooth. It should be a texture of soft dough. this is known as khoya .
Turn off the heat. Let this cool down for 5-10 min.
After that add cardamom powder & sugar. Don’t add the sugar when the khoya is hot b’cz sugar will melt & khoya will become very soft. Mix it well.
Khoya should be little bit grainy. Knead it like a dough.
Devide the khoya into 20 equal parts. Now roll them in to your palms & press it in your palms. Garnish the peda with almonds/pistachoes.
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