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Milk Peda (Milk Sweet)

What is Peda..?

Peda or Pera is a sweet dish hailing from the Indian subcontinent. It originated from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. Usually prepared in thick, semi-soft pieces, its main ingredients are khoa, sugar and traditional flavorings including cardamom seeds, pistachio nuts and saffron. Its colour varies from a creamy white to a caramel colour.

The word peda is also generically used to mean a sphere of any doughy substance such as flour or khoa. Variant spellings and names for the dessert include pedha, penda (in Gujarati) and pera.

Pedas originated in the city of Mathura in the present-day Uttar Pradesh.[1] The Mathura Peda is the characteristic variety from the city. From Uttar Pradesh, the peda spread to many parts of the Indian subcontinent.

Ingredients -

  • 1 tbsp Ghee

  • 1/3 cup Milk

  • 1.5 cup Milk powder

  • 1/2 cup Powdered sugar

  • 1/4 tbsp Cardamom powder

  • Pistachio for Garnishing

Instructions -

  • In a saucepan add ghee (clarified butter), milk and milk powder and mix well.

  • Let it turn little thick.

  • Then add powdered sugar and mix well. Let it thicken and then turn off the flame.

  • Take it out in plate and let it cool down to room temperature.

  • After cooled down grease hands with ghee and take lemon sized ball and make pedas.

  • After making all the pedas press little at the center and place pistachios (pista).

  • Tasty milk peda is ready.

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