- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 10-12 saffron threads
- 1 cup condensed milk
- 1/4 cup ghee, plus more to form pedas
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 2 cups milk powder
Peda is a traditional Indian dessert. It is very popular and made during festivals like Diwali. This is a soft, creamy, saffron milk fudge that can be formed into many different shapes. It melts in your mouth and is made with just a few ingredients. Bonus: It lasts at room temperature for a few days, so you can mail it to your family and friends for the holiday.
Technique tip: Serve immediately. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Add milk to a small bowl and microwave on high for 10 seconds. Sprinkle saffron threads over and let them bloom until the milk turns orange, about 3 minutes.2.
To a medium heavy bottomed pot, add condensed milk, ghee and bring to a gentle simmer. Add saffron milk, salt and cardamom powder, and whisk to combine. Then add milk powder and stir to combine, until there are no lumps.3.
Cook on medium low heat, until the mixture starts to resemble a thick batter, about 14 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Cool for 10 minutes.4.
Rub your hands with a little bit of ghee. Take 2 tablespoons of the mixture and form into small balls, flattening into small disks. Using the back of a fork, make imprints on the disks. Repeat until all the mixture is used.