Milk Peda Recipe also referred to as doodh peda is traditionally made with mawa and flavored with cardamoms and nuts. It’s smooth, rich, creamy and will melt away in your mouth.
Looking of a sweet treat for your Independence day party then look no more. Here is a quick and simple recipe for a Tri colored Milk Peda Recipe.
A favorite Indian sweet prepared during the festive season.
This milk peda is so easy to put together and is finger licking delicious. There are many ways to prepare Milk peda recipe. But for this recipe, I have used ricotta cheese.
Why Ricotta cheese?
Unsalted Ricotta cheese is an excellent alternative to mawa. Ricotta is slowly simmered on a medium flame until all its moisture content is evaporated.
The rich stuff that is left behind after evaporation is dehydrated milk solids and that is great for making Indian sweets.
For other ways to make mawa – Follow this link.
How to make Milk Peda Recipe?
For my upcoming Independence day potluck dinner, I decided to go with these pedas. It’s a straightforward recipe where mawa (made from ricotta cheese) is combined with milk powder, sugar and is flavored with cardamom and saffron to form soft pedas.
To match these pedas to the Independence day theme, I chose to color them naturally.
For saffron color (kesariya look) – I have used saffron mixed with warm milk.
Likewise, for the green color – I have flavored milk pedas with pista paste. Though they were light in color but still matched up to the theme perfectly.
For a deeper color feel free to add few drops of food color to these peads. Either way, these pedas are always a hit at a social gathering and will melt away in your mouth.
Tips to consider!
- You can use kind of mawa – homemade or store – bought. Mawa needs to be cooked with other ingredients for few minutes to form these pedas.
- Before adding milk powder and sugar to mawa make sure its warm not too hot or else the mixture will become runny and difficult to work with.
- While kneading the peda dough if it sticks to your hand apply some ghee and knead the dough.
This is a very adjusting recipe and in case if you need to add more milk powder, feel free to do so and adjust the sugar level.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL MY FRIENDS!!
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Do give this recipe a try and if you happen to make them then share your comments below. If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them.