Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Instant Kesar Doodh Pedha


1 cup non-fat milk powder
4 tbsp condensed milk
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp milk
few strands of saffron
1/4 tsp cardamom powder

What you need to do:

  • Drop the saffron in warm milk and set aside for 5 mins.
  • In a large glass bowl,add the butter and melt it in microwave for 30 sec.
  • Add the milk powder and condensed milk,mix it well so that no lumps and formed.
  • Microwave for 45 secs.
  • Remove from the microwave,add the saffron milk,give it a mix and again microwave for 45 secs.Add cardamom powder and mix.
  • Let it cool for a minute, grease your palms with butter and when the mixture is still warm, take a small ball of mixture flatten it between your palms and shape it into a pedha.If desired,garnish it with nuts of your choice.
  • Similarly make all the pedhas.Note:If the mixture cools it will be difficult to shape the pedhas.
  • Let it sit atleast for an hour before serving.
  • The color of the pedha depends on the color of butter and saffron.For yellow color add  a drop of yellow color along with the cardamom powder.
  • You can roll out the mixture into a thick sheet and cut the pedhas with cookie cutter.
  • Increase the condensed milk by a tbsp if you like sweeter pedhas.
  • If you double this recipe,you will have to place the mixture in microwave for another 30 secs after mixing.
  • Use a sturdy spoon/whisk for mixing.
  • Use cookie stamps to decorate the pedhas.
  • Use silvered almond or pistachios to decorate the pedhas.

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