Coconut Malai Peda
Coconut Malai Peda is a delicately flavored coconut sweet made with milk solids. It is incredibly delish, super nutty and a perfect way to satisfy your sweet cravings!!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 PEDAS
In a large bowl combine milk powder, coconut, and powdered sugar in a bowl. Knead it with your hands to combine.
Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the above mixture. Mix it well.
Add cream and cook until the mixture starts to come together like dough (7-9 minutes). Maintain the heat at the low-medium setting. This mixture can get burned pretty quickly so, please be very careful and keep stirring. The cooked mixture will be grainy at this point. No worries, take it off the flame.
Allow it to cool. The mixture will become firm as it cools. When it's comfortable to touch, knead the dough until its smooth and no longer grainy.
Grease your hands and take about a golf ball size of dough and roll it into your hands. Flatten the ball.
Your peda is ready, repeat the process with rest of the mixture. Garnish with saffron strands and cardamom powder. Can stay well in the refrigerator for 1week.
Tips to consider while making Pedas!
- Ghee can be substituted with coconut oil.
- This mixture of coconut+milk powder +sugar can get burned pretty quickly so, please be very careful and keep stirring.
- When it is comfortable to touch, knead the dough with your hands for 4-5 minutes. This step is essential because it will get rid of all the lumps that are formed during cooking.
- Like to add color to these coconut pedas? Add a few drops of food coloring to the mixture once it’s cooled. Knead until the color is well-blended and the peda dough is smooth and creamy.
Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 232mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 0.1mg