Showing posts with label pedha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pedha. Show all posts

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,

Friday, August 6, 2010

Idli, Soup and Sweet from Veg Inspirations for T&T

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
The blog selected  for this month's Tried & Tasted event is one of those blogs, where you get everything which you can follow blindly and get the good food at home. I am doing the same. Usha of  Veg Inspirations  has huge number of recipes in each category. Most of the times I will be browsing for some recipe and I end up in visiting her blog.
This happened when I got the recipe for making Microwave milk pedha. I got recipe to make it, and that recipe was inspired by Usha's pedhas!!
I have tried many recipes before also, but have not clicked any photos. But, now for the event, I have clicked the photos. 
First one I tried last month is, 
Barley Pinto Bean Soup : I followed the exact recipe except olive oil as It was out of stock and the Celery, which we do not get here. The taste was very good. Its healthy. I loved it, my daughter had it but was not much happy with the taste as she is not used to barley taste.

The second one was 
Quick & Simple Milk Fudge ( Microwave Doodh pedha ...) I followed it except the kesar or saffron and Pista for garnishing. I do not know why the color of pedhas are different from her photo.

The third one was 
Instant Oats Idli : I copied it exactly!! These softest and just melt in mouth idlis are really good breakfast or evening snack for everyone. I have kept full box of prepared oats and semolina powder to make idlis again.

and linking it to the original creator  Zlamushka.

Keep Smiling,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Milk Pedha and Choco Pedha

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Dharwad (my home town) which is in Karnataka, is famous for Pedhas. Dharwad Thakhur pedhas are world famous and no pedha can beat the taste. I have been brought up with pedhas. And I always loved Thakhur pedhas. I will try to give the link about that pedha, as the recipe for that pedha is a secret and is not revealed any where.(if any of you know the recipe, please let me know!)
When I was a kid, I loved pedhas a lot. My grandfather always used to bring a piece of pedha for me. I used to keep it for a long time in my hand and I used to eat it the way one eats ice cream. I was scared that it will finish soon!
Now coming to my recipe over here, I love these white pedhas or doodh pedhas. I would have never dared to make these pedhas at home till I really wanted to try something new(for me) for Jagruti's event. I browsed many blogs and sites to get the recipe. And I was surprised to know that the recipe is so simple. So I thought of trying two pedhas at a time(no patience to wait for next day)
When I browsed for pedha, I got many links. I was searching for quick recipe, and came through THIS one. I was happy with the procedure and when I scrolled down to check the recipe, even this was inspired by Usha of Veg Inspirations and even she followed some other blog with little variation!! 
Now I am  here with my recipe  with not much modification :
First is for Milk Pedha :( I used cup for measurement)

Sweetened condensed Milk - 1 cup
Milk powder - 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp

Add the sweetened condensed milk and the milk powder in a deep and big M/W safe dish. Mix well. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
Keep the dish in microwave on HIGH for a minute. 
Remove, mix well and repeat the step till done. 
The mix will be a soft dough.
Add ghee and mix well.
Remove in a plate. Allow it to cool for some time.
Moist your hand with milk to make pedhas.
You can store it in a fridge for a week. 

I could prepare around 15 pedhas out of this.

Recipe for Chocolate Pedhas :

I got the recipe from HERE. This is also a quick but tasty pedhas.
My daughter loved this chocolate pedhas so much that she kept all for her self.
I followed the exact recipe.

Sweetened condensed milk - 1 1/2 cup
Curd/ thick yogurt - half cup
Milk - half cup
Coco powder - half cup
Ghee - 2 to 3 tablespoons
Warm the milk in microwave in Microwave safe dish.
Mix the yogurt and coco powder and whisk it till no lumps.
Add this coco milk to the condensed milk and mix well.

Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes. Open and mix well. Repeat the step till you get the thick paste like above in the photo. Add the ghee and mix well. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds.
Keep it for 15 to 20 minutes.
Make pedhas of desired shapes. 
Sending these pedhas to two events :

Jagruti (of Joy of Cooking) 

Monday, September 14, 2009

Basundi(Milk kheer)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all

Milk is my favorite. I always loved to have a glass of milk before going to bed(Very good girl I was!!!). Now also I have the habit. And my favorite sweet is always all Bengali sweets as they are made of milk.
Basundi or milk kheer is favorite sweet of my mother and she never misses the chance to have it(She is diabetic patient, taking insulin everyday!!) She makes it only with milk and sugar, or with Dharwad pedha, which gives unique taste and flavour to the sweet.
My husband likes it with puris. It is one of his few favorite sweets. When I prepare this, he loves to experiment, eating the basundi with puris or jalebis or bread or chapati.
I like to drink it just like that chilled or hot!!!

In the photo you can see the Mathura pedhas which mom brought from Delhi. So I thought of making basundi with the same. As it had more cardamom, I did not add extra.
Here is the recipe,
Milk - 1 litre
Sugar - 1 cup
Elaichi(cardamom) - 1 crushed powder,(if you are using Dharwad Pedha)
Mathura pedha - 2 to 3(It is more sweet and strong flavoured)
Dharwad pedha - 3 to 4
Take the milk in a thick bottomed vessel in which milk should not get burnt easily.
Boil the milk till it becomes 1/4 th less. It takes around 20 minutes. Now add sugar, keep on stirring in between. After 5 minutes, add crushed pedhas. Mix it properly. Keep stirring in between as it should not get burnt. Boil till the milk is reduced to half.
Adjust the sweet at this stage.
Serve it hot with puris or serve chilled.
It is going to participate in Sanghi's event:
I want to dedicate this to two persons, one is my mother and other is my husband!!!
Already written about them in the beginning.

Keep smiling,

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