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Malai peda

Dec-24-2015
Farrukh Shadab
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
Serves
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ABOUT Malai peda RECIPE

Malai Peda is delicious melt in mithai fudge of cottage cheese (chenna) and khowa ( evaporated milk). These delectable pedas will be loved by adults as well as kids. Making sweets at home is such a pleasure and a feeling of contentment especially when you get the compliment that nothing is as best than home made sweets. Yeah! this is what I earned from my hubby after he had this elegant beauties.

Recipe Tags

  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 2 litres full cream milk
  2. 200 gms, Khova
  3. 5-6 tablespoon sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  5. few drops of rose essence
  6. 1-2 tablespoon vinegar
  7. Slivered pistachios and saffron for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a heavy bottom pan, bring milk to boil. Simmer and reduce milk to 3/4 .Collect the Malai (cream)from the top of the milk and keep it aside
  2. Now, gradually add vinegar and stir gently and milk will curdle. Once all the whey is out, strain the whey ( Do not squeeze it the curdled milk) 90% percent whey should be strained. If little is left back, its absolutely fine.
  3. Now, put back the pan with curdled milk ( chenna) on the medium flame. and cook until you see whey getting dried up. Keep stirring to avoid burning
  4. Add crushed khova/ mawa and mix well Cook until mixture starts forming lump Add cardamom powder, sugar and rose essence and mix well Cook until the mixture forms a soft dough and starts leaving the pan.
  5. Add crushed khova/ mawa and mix well Cook until mixture starts forming lump. Add cardamom powder, sugar and rose essence and mix well. Cook until the mixture forms a soft dough and starts leaving the pan.
  6. Now, divide the mixture in to equal small balls and shape in the form of peda or you like. Garnish with with pistachios and saffron. Serve as and when required
  7. Malai Peda stays well easily for 4-5 days in a clean airtight container under refrigeration

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Shyamala Iyer
Jan-15-2016
Shyamala Iyer   Jan-15-2016

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