Friday, 18 June 2010

Saffron peda ( Indian fudge) microwave version.


Saffron Peda- An Indian sweet made from milk powder, sugar  and flavoured with saffron and cardamom. It can be made in a varity of flavourings such as almond,  pistachio, cashewnuts or simply plain.

(Recipe courtesy of Tarla Dalal's book)- I have made couple of  small changes to suit my taste.

Ingredients:

2 cups milk powder
1 tablespoon ghee ( clarified butter)
397 grams  sweetened condensed milk (1 tin)
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
Pinch of saffron
1 tablespoon almond slivers for garnish


Method:


1. In a microwaveable bowl add the milk powder, cardamom ,saffron, ghee and condensed milk.
2. Mix throughly and heat on high for 2 minutes.
3. Remove from microwave and stir the mixture.
4. Return the mixture to microwave and cook for another two minutes , remove from microwave and stir again.
5. Return to microwave and cook for a further minute or until the mixture starts to change colour slightly.Peda mixture is ready when it starts to come together into a ball and leaves the side of pot.(Take care not to overcook or burn the mixture or else it will go chewy and hard)
6. Remove from microwave  and allow to cool slightly.When mixture can be handled make small walnut sized balls and flatten them to a disc shape.(You can form a pattem on them using little peda moulds that are readily available in asian cook ware stores, alternatively you can make indentations using cocktail stick or fork to form a pattern.)


7. Garnish the top of pedas with almond slivers pressing them slightly to make them stick.

NB- To form perfect pedas, mixture needs to be handled quickly and whilst still warm  because as it cools it will start to form cracks in the pedas.Chopped nuts can be added to mixture if desired before  forming pedas.
 

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37 comments:

  1. Lipsmacking pedas, looks cute and elegant..

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  2. hey dear...........lovely n soft pedas....looks awesome....the details on pedas looks so professional....

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  3. Nayna, Pedas look very perfect..my favourite sweet..have book marked..will try sometime..thanks for sharing..

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  4. Wat a tempting and awesome peda...

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  5. Looks simply lovely Nayna. I love peda, just regular doodh (milk) peda. Love this version too.

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  6. Nayna,

    Microwave peda looks really good. I was looking for a peda recipe, Nice one.

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  7. pedhas r my all time favorite...and ur's make me miss my sweet india..

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  8. All time favorite.. The pedas looks perfect and delicious..

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  9. wow!!! such a simple procedure.... saffron pedda luks perfect... will try this

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  10. wow very tempting sweet...luks fantastic.

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  11. Sheer Ecstasy!!!!! Loved it a lot & in particular because it is microwave version... I have a simple microwave, I hope I can use it, what I mean is it is not that conventional cooking one, but one for heating & cooking..... So I have personally never tried cooking anything in it, forever saved me time with reheating stuffs.... So I'm not too sure if I would be able to use it cooking stuffs.... But this sounds & looks really great..... Love :-)

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  12. Peda Looks so tasty. I can almost touch it from the monitor. Great Pics.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  13. looks lovely ...nice clicks !

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  14. Wish to grab a few n eat :)....looks yum

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  15. hey these look so perfect..totally professional..nice and simple recipe..too good..perfect snap.

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  16. Delcious looking pedas. And making in MW makes it easier too.

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  17. I've never had this before - looks great!

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  18. My fav sweey..can have this anytime..

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  19. These look like they could just melt in your mouth!

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  20. yumm...nice microwave version..

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  21. microwave version of pedhas is interesting! these look too good!

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  22. perfectly done...looks tempting....excellent Nayna

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  23. They look supremely elegant and perfect. Microwave version !!! Thanx a tonn!.

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  24. Dear Nayana
    I feel good reading your comment at my blog. Of course I will find time to read all posting. In fact I was heading for strawbery icecream on your blog but landed at my favorite sweet..( all sweets are Favorite for Bongs though).
    Is it so simple to make? Never tried...I must make it as soon as I am back home and will start with watermelon smoothy upwards..
    Have a nice week

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  25. Pedas look just like the one which i used to have in my hometown...perfect looking delicious sweet..

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  26. I would love to have some pedas now! Looks so mouthwatering!

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  27. My favourite...looks divine and mouthwatering...sometimes I make your way too!!

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  28. The pendas look delicious just like your ladoos and the mango mousse. Ingenious!

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  29. Perfect and delicious pedas!! So easy to prepare this way..

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  30. Lovely soft pedas..absolutely delicious..will try this microwave version..thanks for sharing dear

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  31. These pedas lok just like the ones we get in Mithai stores in India. They look so cute and delicious! Love the cute moulds!

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  32. I have a huge sweet tooth n ur pedas look so tempting ........ I am going to try this out soon.

    Regards,
    Satrupa
    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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