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Instant Kesar Peda | Kesar Peda with Milk Powder
Instant Kesar Peda | Kesar Peda with Milk Powder with step by step photo
When the festive season is on we all look for sweets and desserts which are symbols of enjoyment and happiness in Indian. So sweet dishes come into great demand.
Since our next festival, Raksha Bandhan is knocking the door, we all are very excited for this festival. This festival signifies the special bond between brothers and sisters. This festival is one of the most popular ones in India which is believed to strengthen love and care bond in relation.
This day falls on the full moon day (Poornima). And for me, this is also a special occasion. Though I don’t have any brother I cherish this festival as well.
I’m a strong believer in God and I tie rakhi to our lord. This is also celebrated as the birthday of our beloved Gurudev. Since childhood, we have tied rakhi (the sacred thread that a sister ties to brother to protect her) every year to our Gurudev and I have maintained that cycle till date.
If I will talk about Shravan Poornima this is also an auspicious occasion for Maharashtrians. This day is celebrated with lots of delicious delicacies also. Read my Maharashtrian Narali Bhaat recipe.
Coming back to my dessert recipe, we all love sweets. But very rarely we found it interesting to spend hours in the kitchen making delicious desserts for any occasion. I don’t like I know. So here is a quick recipe that took me 5 minutes to make this Kesar peda. Yes, you read it right. Only 5 minutes.
What is peda?
Peda is an Indian dessert that is made with khoya or evaporated milk. Milk is reduced till it solidifies and this is called as khoya. Khoya plays the role of the main ingredient for peda.
Here I took only 3 ingredients. Ghee or melted butter, Milk Powder and condensed milk. That’s all. Delicious peda is ready in minutes. Only time required to cool it before serving. Also since it’s kesar peda add some saffron strands to it else a few drops of food color.
North India is very famous for milk desserts especially this peda. You must have heard about “Mathura ka Peda”. So it’s that famous there.
How it’s made traditionally?
If you make peda using traditional method it will be more time-consuming. You need to prepare khoya first by reducing milk first. And this is a time-consuming process. You can also buy khoya or mawa from the market. And make peda with that.
But in case you don’t get that in the market, you can always have these superheroes to save you for desserts. i.e. condensed milk and the second one is milk powder. These two will substitute best for mawa or khoya.
How to make this easy kesar peda?
Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan. Add condensed milk and milk powder. Mix them well. Condensed milk will melt. add the saffron milk and cardamom powder to the pan. keep stirring till it solidifies and forms khoya like structure. You can name this as instant khoya also.
Well, when the mixture starts leaving the pan, remove it from heat. Perfect for binding. Don’t over stir else it will be very tight and chewy. The whole process will take hardly 5 minutes or even less.
Keep it to cool slightly. Grease your palm with ghee and take out small portions. Make small balls and press it with a finger slightly. Garnish with saffron strands or any dry fruits of your choice.
Recipe Card for Instant Kesar Peda
Instant Kesar Peda
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 1 cup milk powder
- 2 tbsp warm milk
- 10 – 15 saffron strands
- 250 ml condensed milk (milkmaid)
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 10 – 12 pistachio (for garnishing)
- Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan.
- Add condensed milk and milk powder. Mix them well.
- Condensed milk will start to melt.
- Add the saffron soaked milk and cardamom powder to the pan.
- keep stirring till it solidifies and starts separating pan.
- Then remove the pan from heat and let it cool slightly.
- Grease your palms with ghee.
- Take a small portion and shape it to circle.
- Press it on center lightly placing a strand of saffron or any dry fruit.
- You can also use a peda stamp to make it beautiful.
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