MILK PEDA RECIPE | DOODH PEDA | 3 Ingredient MILK FUDGE


Milk Peda also referred as Doodh Peda is a traditional indian sweet milk fudge prepared with just three basic ingredients milk, sugar and cardamom. It’s smooth, creamy, and rich taste will melt away in your mouth.  There are several variants to Peda like Mathura Peda, Dharwad Peda. However, Doodh Peda is the most popular one and available in almost every sweet shop in India. But making it at home is also easy and doesn’t require much cooking skills.

Milk Peda
MILK PEDA / DOODH PEDA

History of Pedas

Pedas is a sweet hailing from the Indian subcontinent and originated from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Simultaneously, Peda was also made in – then state of Saurashtra, now Gujarat. In Gujarat, Pedas are called and pronounced as Pendas.  I guess that’s why Pedas from city of Rajkot and Bhavnagar are so delicous and popular in India. The practice of Peda making can be traced back to 1800s. During later part of 20th century the recipe spread out across India and now you cannot find a town where peda is not made.

Love for Milk Peda

It is one of the most popular sweet in India and making it at home is much better than buying from any sweet shop. Kabir is crazy about them and has them every day with his glass of milk. Although he always wants to avoid milk, however since the day he was introduced to the homemade pedas with milk; he has been asking “Milk time ho gaya” (Is it milk time?). And his nani (maternal grandmother) makes a batch of Pedas before the earlier one is finished. So basically, you can understand his love for Pedas and of course grandma’s love too. I’m sure your kids would love to have this too.  This reminds of a beautiful quote.

"Some people prefer eating dessert to the main course. These people have never been really hungry." – Vera Nazarian Click To Tweet
MILK PEDA
MILK PEDA / FUDGE

Try this delicious Peda recipe by my mom Kiron, and enjoy those special moments with your loved ones! I got my cooking skills from her and I wish I was half as good as her. She makes the best food in the world.

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How and when to serve Milk Peda

Peda is usually prepared during the festival season of ganesh chaturthi, navratri or Diwali. But why should we wait for festivals to have this wonderful melt in the mouth delicacy.

Serve this sweet and fudgy dish on special occasions, religious gatherings and festivals to impress your relatives or just have them whenever you feel like. Let it be an occasion every day. It is a perfect healthy snack for children’s tiffin (lunch box). This pure fudgy little ball will be your kid’s favorite.

Other healthy snack that you and your kid would love is MULTI-GRAIN BISCUITS / COOKIES.

Milk or Khoya / Mawa?

Traditional peda is made from sugar and mawa or khoya. We can make the pedas from store brought khoya or mawa. Basically, Khoya is prepared by drying out milk in an open iron pan by heating the milk, just the way we did it in our recipe. Although it takes longer time compared to peda made from khoya but the result is incomparable for its pureness and the love with which it is made.

Moreover, Khoya may not available at stores in some countries. Homemade Khoya is used at these places too. It can be prepared very easily at home but requires some patience.

Ingredients

For Milk / Doodh Peda

Full Cream/Fat Milk 1 ½ litre
Bura Sugar / Tagar 80 gms
Cardamom Powder ¼ tsp

For Garnishing

Few Almonds, coarsely ground
Few Pistachios, coarsely ground
Cardamom

MILK PEDA
HOMEMADE MILK PEDA/ DOODH PEDA

Method

Take milk in a heavy bottom pan or a wok and heat it. I used an iron wok for it. Add milk to the wok and cook on high flame.

Once it boils, add the cardamom powder to the milk. Mix well.

Keep stirring the milk occasionally with a spoon so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the wok.

Continue on high flame, stirring continuously till the milk starts to thicken.

Now turn the flame to medium and keep stirring continuously when it is dense like halwa. 

Cook the mixture until it reaches the concentration of solidification. The whole process will take 50-60 minutes.

Turn off the flame and let the mixture cool down at room temperature.

Finally, When comfortable to touch, add Bura Sugar to the mixture. Now knead the mixture well to form a soft dough.

Most importantly, check the sugar and adjust according to taste.

To make Pedas

Firstly, take a small lemon sized portion and start making a ball.

Now, slightly flatten the ball and make a small dent in the center.

Finally, place the coarsely ground almonds and pistachios and arrange in a clean plate.

Milk or Doodh Peda is ready.

Other way of designing Peda

Design it with a fruit fork and place a little cardamom piece on it. I have shown in the pictures how I created the design with the fruit fork. You can also try different designs with the fork. Moreover, you can use a toothpick, chopsticks or any other kitchen tool to create designs on the peda. Even then if you would like to buy a stamp for creating designs on pedas, you can buy from here.

Recipe Notes

First of all, while kneading the peda dough, if it sticks to your hand apply some ghee and knead the dough.

Secondly, adjust the sugar as per your taste. Although this is perfect for me but if you have sweet tooth, add as per your preference.

The Milk Pedas will be soft while shaping them. But after an hour you will get the perfect texture and taste.

Most importantly, use a heavy bottom pan or wok. I used heavy iron wok as used by the sweet shops in India. Avoid Steel or Aluminium as milk tends to stick to the steel and aluminium is not a healthy option.

Finally, store the Milk Pedas in an airtight container. It stays fresh for about 10-15 days.

MILK PEDA
KIDS FAVORITE SNACK – MILK FUDGE / DOODH PEDA
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MILK PEDA RECIPE | DOODH PEDA | 3 Ingredient MILK FUDGE

Milk Peda also referred as Doodh Peda is a traditional indian sweet milk fudge prepared with just three basic ingredients milk, sugar and cardamom. It’s smooth, creamy and rich taste will melt away in your mouth. A perfect snack for children’s tiffin (lunch box).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: DESSERT, DOODH PEDA, HEALTHY SNACK, INDIAN, KID’S FAVORITE, MILK FUDGE, MILK PEDA, RECIPE, SNACK
Servings: 18 pieces
Author: Simran Khorana

Ingredients

FOR MILK PEDA

  • litre Milk full cream/fat
  • 80 gms Bura Sugar / Tagar
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder

FOR GARNISHING

  • few Almonds coarsely ground
  • few Pistachios coarsely ground
  • few Cardamom

Instructions

  • Take milk in a heavy bottom pan or a wok and heat it. I used an iron wok for it. Add milk to the wok and cook on high flame.
  • Once it boils, add the cardamom powder to the milk. Mix well.
  • Keep stirring the milk occasionally with a spoon so that it doesn’t stick to the
    bottom of the wok.
  • Continue on high flame, stirring continuously till the milk starts to thicken.
  • Now turn the flame to medium and keep stirring continuously when it is dense like halwa. 
  • Cook the mixture until it reaches the concentration of solidification. The whole process will take 50-60 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and let the mixture cool down at room temperature.
  • Finally, when comfortable to touch, add Bura Sugar to the mixture. Now knead the mixture
    well to form a soft dough.
  • Most importantly, check the sugar and adjust according to taste.

TO MAKE PEDAS

  • Take a small lemon sized portion and start making a ball.
  • Now, slightly flatten the ball and make a small dent in the center.
  • Place the coarsely ground almonds and pistachios and arrange in a clean plate.
  • Milk or Doodh Peda is ready.

Video

Notes

  • Most importantly, use a heavy bottom pan or wok. I used heavy iron wok as used by the sweet shops in India. Avoid Steel or Aluminium as milk tends to stick to the steel and aluminium is not a healthy option.
  • While kneading the peda dough, if it sticks to your hand apply some ghee and knead the dough.
  • Adjust the sugar as per your taste. Although this is perfect for me but if you have sweet tooth, add as per your preference.
  • The Milk Pedas will be soft while shaping them. But after an hour you will get the perfect texture and taste.
  • Finally, store the Milk Pedas in an airtight container. It stays fresh for about 10-15 days.

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