Super-simple Malai Peda or Mawa Peda or Milk Fudge (Indian Sweets)

I know how dreadful the thought of preparing Indian sweets or desserts can get; given the fact that most of them are not easy to cook and not a child’s play. But hey, isn’t this place called ‘fornewcooks’!!! 🙂

With the festivities in the air and Diwali not too far, I have come up with this all-time-favorite milk/mawa/khoya sweets which are astonishingly simple to prepare and in less than 30 minutes. I believe, if I can cook so can you and so can anybody! 🙂

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:
Milk powder: 100 gms
Sugar powder/ Confectioner’s sugar: 40 gms
Cream: 1/2 cup
Pistachios: 10-12 chopped
Cardamom powder: 2 tsp
Edible Yellow food color : 2-3 drops or as required
Ghee/ Unsalted Butter: 2 Tbsp

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Method:

  1. In a wok or kadhai, heat ghee. As soon as it melts, add cream.

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2. Mix well so that the two get incorporated. Add milk when ghee and cream are completely mixed. So far, the flame has to be low.

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3. After adding milk, turn up the flame to high so that the milk comes to a boil quickly. Keep stirring the milk for a minute at this point.

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4. After a minute, add the milk powder to the boiling milk and stirring constantly.

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5. You should see a gooey paste which gradually thickens. Keep stirring at low flame for about 3-4 minutes and you will find a nice mawa-like texture shaping up.

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6. When the consistency of the mixture is like mawa  (or when it has thickened like consistency of a soft peda), take it off the flame and place in another plate to cool it down.

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7. Spread it out to cool it sooner and add cardamom powder.

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8. After it cools down substantially, add powdered sugar and the yellow food color. You may also add saffron or Kesar milk if you like. Mix well.

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9. Form small roundels from this mixture and gently press a piece of chopped pista over it. You may give it any other shape of your choice.

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10. My super-easy mawa peda or malai pedas are ready to be relished!

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