Thursday, August 12, 2010

Microwave Dhoodh Peda (Milk Fudge)

I have been wanting to try dhoodh pedas from for a long time and finally did today.
They are quick, easy and delicious! Here is the recipe.

Makes 22 pedas

Milk Powder- 1 3/4 cups
Condensed Milk - 1 tin (14 oz)
Room Temperature Butter - 4 tbsp (1/2 stick)
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Pistachios - to garnish
Saffron (optional) - a few strands

Mix milk powder, condensed milk, butter, cardamom powder, saffron in a deep microwave safe dish.
Microwave for 3 - 4 minutes depending on the power setting. Mine took 4 minutes.
Remove and stir the mixture every 1 minute.
Take a very small portion and cool it. If you are able to roll between your fingers, it means it is done.
Transfer the mixture to a greased plate and spread evenly. When it cools down,  cut into round shape using a cookie cutter or roll using your hands (grease your palms with ghee before shaping the pedas).
Garnish with pistachios.
Store in an air tight container and it should stay good for 2 days.