Monday, August 23, 2010

Complan Pedha and Horlicks (or Boost) Pedha in Microwave

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
As I told earlier, I never thought I can make pedha at home!! But, its become fun for me to try making Pedhas. And I am loving these Pedhas again.(it my childhood love!!! )
Here are another two recipes for Pedhas which will make you drool and I am sure you will try these as soon as possible.(am I over confident? )
When I made the pedhas first time, I was nervous as I was not sure about the outcome! but the result was amazing! I thought of trying again with some other flavor.
Last week, when I was cleaning the kitchen shelf, I saw a complan box, which I bought it last month, as my younger kid loved it. But now a days, she stopped drinking milk at all. So that Complan was just lying in the box. 
Then, when I was planning to make Pedha, suddenly I remembered it. Thought of giving it a try.
Here is the recipe:
Milk Powder - 1/4 cup
Complan (Kesar & Badam flavor) - 1/2 cup
Sweetened condensed milk - 1/8 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp 
Milk - 2 tbsp
Milk  - 2 tbsp (if you feel the mixture is more dry)

Take 2 tbsp milk in M/W safe big bowl. Keep on HIGH for 30 seconds. 
Take the bowl, add the milk powder, complan powder, sweetened condensed milk and 1 tbsp ghee. 
Mix well to remove lumps.
Keep HIGH for 3 minutes in M/W. Keep stirring after 1 minute.
Now add Cardamom powder, ghee and 2 tbsp milk. 
Mix well and Keep on HIGH for 5 minutes.
Check the consistency. 
The mixture will start leaving its sides. Then remove it from the M/W.  It may happen within 5 minutes or may take 2 minutes more according to your M/W power.
My M/W gives 800 as HIGH.
Allow it to stand for 5 minutes.
Take a tbsp or more ready dough. Give shape of balls and repeat with other dough.
Store in a airtight jar.
Makes around 10 Pedhas.

As you know, my elder daughter loves Chocolate pedha, I planned to make normal Chocolate pedha. But then thought that how about trying it with Chocolate Horlicks or Boost. The method is the same, but I skipped the condensed milk.
Here is the recipe:
Milk Powder - 1 cup
Cocoa  powder - 1/4 cup
Boost or Chocolate Horlicks - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Almond flakes - 1 tbsp

Take milk in M/W safe bowl. Keep on HIGH for 30 seconds.
Add milk powder, Cocoa powder, boost or horlicks and 1 tbsp ghee. Mix well to remove lumps.(just few seconds)
KEEP on HIGH FOR 2 minutes. Keep stirring after a minute.
Now add cardamom powder and 1 tbsp ghee. Mix well.
KEEP on HIGH for 3 more minutes or more till you see it starts leaving its sides. 
You can add more milk if you feel its dry. 
Its trial and error as the procedure take its time according to your M/W power.
Open and add almond flakes, M/W for 15 seconds.
Allow it to cool.
Take the desired quantity of dough to make the balls. Press slowly to make pedhas. 

Sending these Pedhas to two events:

Jagruti (of Joy of Cooking) 
(started by me)


Keep Smiling,


Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Looks tasty n tempting

Nivedita Thadani said...

Hi Kanthi
Thanks for so quick response.

Satya said...

both pedhas looks awesome


Panchpakwan said...

These are the healthest pedas...
Looks so yuuumy.

Tea and Catchup said...

Great idea for pedhas and also good use of healthy kesar badam flavor complan.

Sangi said...

wow.. wonderful pedas with health drinks... very creative..

Guna's kitchen said...

very intresting and innovative... really i dont know how you think of new dishes... its really tough with kids.. good work.. peda luks delicious

Sanjeeta kk said...

Cute, quick and a healthy treat for the little ones!

SE said...

this is exactly what I need..a quick one with milk powder, as I needed to use it up before expiry !!

So how are you..lot of recipes to catch up!!

Anonymous said...

wow!!!! thats soo eazzzyyyy....thanx fr the recipe Nivedita....keep discovering more such recipes...n keep sharing them too :)

Unknown said...

thats a very interesting name for a post :) wow pedas look yummy :)

Jagruti said...

wowwwwwwwwwwww...Mouthwatering ! very very tempting...innovative ! thanks for the entry ! great clicks too

Srivalli said...

Both of them look so tempting Nive..thanks for sending..

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