Be it the birth of a boy or happiness of getting good marks or a new job, people distribute mithai preferably pedhas.This recipe of microwave pedha is quick easy and delicious. I prefer homemade pedhas since I have had bad experience with store bought mithais in US.I usually prepare these when we have some pooja at home or when as prasadam for temple.
Here's what you will need
1 can sweetened condense milk 14 oz
2 1/4 cup milk powder (I used Nido brand)
8 tbsp clarified butter/ghee
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Few strands of saffron
4 tbsp milk
Almonds/pistachios for garnishing
The cooking Process
Mix the saffron in 2 tbsp of warm milk keep aside .Meanwhile in a microwave safe glass bowl ( use a good size bowl to avoid spills ) mix all the above ingredients except the nuts for garnishing.
On high power microwave for 2 mins.Remove and mix well.
Again microwave for 3 mins stir the contents every 30 secs.Remove and mix well.
Let it cool till it is warm enough to be handled. Knead it for 3 mins.
Make small balls and garnish with your favorite nuts.
Let it rest for 15 mins.
Yields: 23-25 pedhas (approx. 3 cm in diameter)
- Ghee can be replaced by unsalted butter. But it taste better with ghee.
- The milk and saffron is added in this recipe to enhance the taste and texture of pedha.You can skip it completely if you need to increase the shelf life.