Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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:

  • My milk powder was smooth so I didn't grind it.If your milk powder is little coarse then grind it once to get a smooth powder.
  • Don't panic if the mixture doesnt hold together to form a ball, just cook further for a while again and then try.Once the mixture is switched off it will look a bit runny, leave it to rest by the time it hardens and makes it easy to shape.
  • If the mixture is dry and if it cracks when you shape them, add little milk mix well to get a smooth texture but if you add milk shelf life will be less.
  • It will look shiny and sticky while making balls, so grease your hands well while shaping them.
  • It takes atleast an hour to get set to get the perfect texture. If you taste it once you shape them the taste will be good but the texture will be chewy so always let it rest for an hour before serving.
  • If you refrigerate it,  bring to room temperature while serving else the pedas will be hard.
  • Always cook in low flame to avoid burning at the bottom.
  • Keeps well for about a week even without refrigeration.
Doodh Peda


Written by: SHARMILEE J

33 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures. Am going to try it soon.

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  2. picture perfect pedas..so pretty!

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  3. Wow my first choice to pick in the assorted sweet box is this only.Thanks for posting

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  4. My peda is too much sticky while eating.what had gone wrong?

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    1. May be its undercooked....Did you leave it to set, even after that if its like that then it must be undercooked....

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  5. Lovely.. Tried in the microwave following the same measures and had similar results.

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  6. Love all your recipes and presentations. Does 1 cup in your recipes mean the 240ml measuring cup or anything different

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  7. hi sharmi,thanks for the recipe.i want to try this for deepavali,by doubling quantity.can i just double all the ingredients and make? and can i make it as square shaped as we get in the sweet box.for the that it has to be cooked as u have given or have to be cooked little bit more time.please clear the doubts ASAP .thanks in advance.

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    1. Yes you can do that....and shape it as you like it....Cook it as mentioned here in the post, it will yeild you pedas

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  8. Hi, will try your recipe for this Diwali. Seems simple.

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  9. hi sharmini tried this yesterday.its chewy like milk chocolate.but taste is good,i dont know where i went wrong,i was able to roll into a ball.then only i switched it off.

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    1. Oh not really sure harini, it takes time to get set but sure the texture should not be chewy....

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  10. saffron milk how many ML coz its not stated there

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  11. Hello, what can we use to substitute milk powder, if not available...thanks in advance

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    1. I am really not sure of substitutes here....

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  12. Will sweetless milk powder like nido will give the same taste?

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    1. Not really sure, then you may need increase the sugar quantity

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  13. Can i recook the pedas if it is undercooked even after letting it to set

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    1. You can try but not really sure whether it will become hard

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  14. Hi Sharmilee
    I tried bundi. It is an excellent recepie I also tiried doodh pedas but it was sticky like chocolate. I followed your tips religeosly.You can figure out the taste of milk pwd also. I don't Know where I have gone wrong.

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    1. Not sure what went wrong....was it undercooked?!

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  15. The usage of saffron in milk peda is necessary? If we skipped saffron will it make any difference??

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  16. Oki thank you..will definitely try for this Diwali..plz one question more..so in shops also all peda's are made using condensed milk?? I never thought about that..that's why I asked ..

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    1. I am not really sure what they use in sweet shops, may be they will have a cheaper alternate

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  17. made it for diwali 2015 and it came out well .. thanks for the recipe

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  18. Hi,
    Can I add food color to this sweet? Will it stay good for a week with food colour?

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  19. Hi,
    Can I add food color to this peda.. Will the shelf life change if I add color

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    1. Yes you can add...No it will not affect the shelf life

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