Kesar Peda/Doodh Peda/Instant Milk Peda- Diwali Sweet

Starting with another week of Blogging Marathon, this week is going to be a Diwali Sweets & Snacks week, as i will be posting Diwali recipes. This Doodh Peda/Milk peda, is one of the easiest sweets that can be made when your pressed for time. The same recipe can be altered to Chocolate peda/Burfi recipe, and can also be done using Microwave just follow the same steps in Chocolate Burfi, without Cocoa powder.
Ingredients (makes 2 dozen pedas)

2 Cups Milk Powder (i used Nestle Nido)
1 tin Condensed milk (400 gms tin)
1/4 Cup Milk
2 generous pinch of saffron
2 tbsp ghee + extra for coating your palms while shaping the pedas
1/4 Cup chopped pistachios


  • In a non-stick pan, take milk powder, condensed milk and mix together. It will resemble a gooey dough. Now add milk, saffron to this and Mix well.
  • Keep the mixture on a Simmer flame on the stove and keep stirring. The mixture will start thickening and will come together as a mass. It will start following your ladle and you will be able to see the bottom of the pan.
  • Now add ghee to this and give a quick stir and after a minute or two. Take it off the stove. Let this mixture cool for 10 minutes. 
  • When it is warm enough to touch, coat your palms with ghee and pinch lemon size balls off the dough and make a ball by rolling it in-between your palms. Slight press them in your palms to make a flat peda. Garnish with chopped pistachios.
  • Since it is a milk product, it is advised to store it in the refrigerator. Take it out 10 minutes before serving.

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