Today I am going to share a spooned peda recipe, means a no shape milk sweet that you can enjoy with a spoon. Since the making process itself is a little time consuming, let us enjoy this sweet with a spoon rather making it into different shapes. I seems now-a-days I am obsessed with the milk products.
Usually, peda is made in any desired shapes. But once my neighbour brought me some peda from their native which was a small rectangular block, different from the usual small shaped dry pedas. It was difficult to have it by hand as it was very sticky. But the taste was so delicious that we were not able to stop. That felt like the pure taste of milk. The best part was the ingredient list is small, just two ingredients – Milk and sugar.
So I decided to try making it since we are getting a good quantity of milk now a days. By the way, for those who don’t know – Peda is an Indian sweet made from milk. It is available in many flavors and colors. You can also make it with store bought khoya (mawa). But the traditional way of making peda has a unique and authentic flavor in it’s own.
The peda is semi soft milk cake with it’s texture like a fudge. The traditional method to make peda is time consuming but the result is mouth watering. So let’s go to the recipe without any delay.
Traditional Milk Peda Recipe with 2 Ingredients
Make delicious milk peda that can be spooned with just two ingredients. This authentic Indian sweet in it's pure milk taste is mouth-watering.
- 1 Litre or 4 cups of Full fat Milk
- ¼ cup Sugar
Add the Milk to a large non stick or ceramic vessel. Bring the milk to a boil with occasional stirring.
Reduce the flame and evaporate the milk with occasional stirring.
After 10-15 minutes, the milk will start to thicken. Keep cooking.
After 1 hour it will reach a thick creamy paste like consistency. Most of the water from the milk would have evaporated.
Add sugar and mix well until the sugar dissolves. Keep cooking for 10 more minutes.
Remove from heat. The sweet will be thick, sticky and of a paste like consistency. Transfer it into a small bowl. Let it cool down completely.
It will set and become a little thick when cooled. Don't except it to have a liquid consistency.
Now you can scoop it using a spoon and enjoy.
- Always use a large non stick or heavy bottom ceramic vessel to prevent the milk from burning.
- Always use full fat milk for a delicious peda. You can also add cream for a rich flavor.
- Keep stirring occasionally to avoid the milk from burning. This also helps in mixing the cream layer formed on top while cooking.
- Also scrape the milk layers from the edges of the vessel and mix with the milk.
- You can add more or less sugar according to taste.
If you cook this a little more, you can roll the sweet into any shape. You can also add flavors like cardamom, saffron or cocoa powder and garnish it with pistachios, cashew almond or any other dry fruits. But this lazy girl was lucky enough that the family liked the pure taste of milk and it’s spooned texture. Although these sweets are always in demand, they are made in huge numbers during special occasions like Diwali. Don’t miss out the pure taste of this Indian sweet.
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