Thursday, October 2, 2014

Chocolate Peda Recipe - Easy Diwali Sweets for Kids

Chocolate Peda Recipe
Chocolate Peda is a very easy,quick and yummy sweet that you can make for this Diwali.I am starting to post diwali special recipes well in advance so that I need not hurry in the last minute like last year.I have already posted a no cook version of chocolate peda.....Usually chocolate peda is made using milk powder or khoya along with condensed milk.This recipe I am posting uses maida and milk powder, and most of the process is done switching off the stove...How cool is that? Actually my friend shared this recipe for burfi with a variation for peda but I tried this peda first.When I heard this recipe from her, I was surprised at the same time skeptical how it would turn out but the pedas came out soo good, sure will be a hit with kids.

When I started listing out recipes to try for this Diwali 2014, most of the recipes I listed were easy to make for beginners as few of my friends requested me to post easy diwali sweets and snacks.So stay tuned for the diwali special posts :)
Chocolate Peda Recipe

Chocolate Peda Recipe

Preparation Time:5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes:9 pedas
Recipe Category: Lunch | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Maida - 1/4 cup
Milk powder - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Coco powder - 1 heaped tsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Pistachios - 2 tsp roughly chopped

Method:

  1. Heat ghee once it is smoking hot add maida and switch off.
    How to make chocolate peda - Step1
  2. Mix well and cook in the preheat till maida is fried well,Break the lumps if it forms, Set aside.In a pan add sugar and water and start preparing the syrup once it reaches a stage where it starts to give a stickiness when you take the syrup between your finger that is the correct stage....it will form half string.Once you stretch your fingers the thread will disappear soon.....that is the correct stage.Add coco powder and switch off.
    How to make chocolate peda - Step2
  3. Take the pan from the stove and keep it aside.Yes you need to cook it off the stove.Whisk it well so that there are no lumps.Now add ghee fried maida.
    How to make chocolate peda - Step3
  4. Mix well, then add milk powder and keep stirring so that it starts to thicken, it will form a grainy mixture.
    How to make chocolate peda - Step4
  5. Once it is thick and comes together as a whole mass.Leave aside for 5mins to cool down.Grease your hands with ghee and shape them into small balls and make a dent in the center.Add chopped pistachios in the dent and let it to set.
    How to make chocolate peda - Step4
Serve chilled or warm.
Chocolate Peda Recipe

My Notes:

  • If you have missed the perfect half string consistency then even after adding maida, the mixture will not thicken at all.In that case add more milk powder and keep stirring to get the desired dough thickness.But everything should be done off the stove.
  • The mixture will thicken fast so act quickly.Once maida mixture is added whisk it once then add the milk powder at once.
  • When you start making the peads, the mixture will be slightly sticky, grease and then start forming pedas.
  • If the mixture is sticky and does not form balls then add more milk powder.If the mixture is very thick add little milk to get the desired consistency.
  • You can even garnish with cashews or any nuts as per your wish.
  • Use good quality coco powder.Do not add more than the mentioned amount else the pedas will turn bitter.
  • Keep mixing well with a whisk to avoid lumps.
  • Keeps well for about a week, but needs refrigeration after the first 2 days of making.
Chocolate Peda Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

12 comments:

  1. Wow! looks like a easy sweet to make for Diwali!

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  2. hi sharmi akka.... i tried this one today.. taste was too good... but i missed the consistency so it gone hard... added milk as u said... but end product was little grainy ... What can we do for perfect soft dough ? Thanks for the wonderful recipe :)

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    1. If you pass the correct consistency, the peas will turn hard and it will tough to shape them....Till single string concistency its is fine,so be careful and keep checking

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  3. Hey i love your recipes and they usually come out perfect! This time though the texture was right the taste was a lil too sweet. Realised that the milk powder contained sugar too :( any tips on how much sugar to reduce and the water required in case of sweetened milk powder?

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    1. Mine was sweetened too....but it was just right for us.May be next time just reduce 2tbsp of sugar which will be compensated by the milk powder

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  4. Can we use chocolate flavor custard powder instead of coco powder?

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    1. I am not really sure as it might alter the taste....

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    1. Add vanilla or any other essence if you omit coco powder

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  6. Can we use milk instead of milk powder? If so how much quantity of milk to be used?

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    1. You can but the measures and method will be entirely different...will post it sometime later

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