Monday, November 2, 2015

Doodh Peda in Ten minutes / Condensed Milk Doodh Peda

Ever wished you have all the patience and time to make an authentic sweet. I do. I wanted to make something sweet to celebrate a little occasion at home. Since we had just come back from India trip I couldn't do anything elaborate. I decided to make this simple sweet which comes together in 10 minutes and tastes divine.
I would like to post a disclaimer though. It is not quite like the authentic doodh peda made using process of slow cooking of milk and sugar but is close enough.

Makes 14-18 pedas
Recipe from here
Condensed milk - 200 g (I used half of a tin)
Nonfat Milk powder - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsp + more for greasing
Milk - 2 tbsp
Saffron - a few strands
Sultanas/Pistachios - 20 (for Garnish)

Warm the milk in a pan or a microwave. Add the saffron strands and let it stand for a few minutes.
Mix the condensed milk and milk powder until there are no lumps. Heat ghee is a non stick pan in medium heat. Pour the milk mixture and the saffron milk and use a wooden spoon to stir and cook the milk. Stir continuously to enable even cooking and to prevent drying out. When the mixture comes to a single mass and doesn't look too wet and sticky, remove from heat. 
Apply ghee to both hands and pinch lime sized balls from the dough. Make smooth balls and flatten a little. Insert the sultanas or pistachios to the center of the flattened balls ever so slightly. 
Always keep the dough covered when making the balls.
If your milk powder is not fine and is granular, just pulse in blender to make a fine powder.